Monday, April 15, 2013

Gardening Month Duel

Did you know? April is Gardening Month. I had no idea - but it makes perfect sense when you think about it. The weather is clearing up and many people are planting flowers and vegetables. Hence, Garden Month!

For this month's duel (Dueling Darling style) our hostesses Tami and Darlene decided to give us floral kits to work with.

I must tell you, I was sooooooo excited when I got the kit from Darlene. It was absolutely amazing all the stuff she sent us! WOW!!! And so many gorgeous things to play with must have been my downfall, because I'm not one bit happy with my card. (Alas, it looked much better in  my head.)


Here's a listing of the things she sent:

Image: SU's Sweet Seasons (2004)
stamped with Tuxedo Black on Conqueror Diamond White CS

Papers: SEI's Field Notes pack

Doilies from my local supermarket!

Bakers twine from Can You Digi It?

Glitter brads from SU

Dragonfly Brad from Creative Impressions

Fabric Alpha Tabs from Letter Press

Adhesive gems from K & Company

assorted banner etc. labels from Martha Stewart

Green leaf tags: unknown

non adhesive little gemstones by Paper Studio

Mini clothespins from A Muse Studios

lacey ribbon from local sewing store              

As soon as I got Darlene's kit and saw the piece of lacy ribbon, I knew I wanted to gather it up and make a flower. It just begged me to do that! ;)

Isn't that lacy ribbon luscious?

I decided to go with an artistic approach with the image and just color the little girl, leaving the rest of the image uncolored. Now, looking at the finished card, it just looks unfinished to me... so guess I shouldn't have done that after all. LOL!

Here's the inside of my card:

Okay, all I can say is, I'll try to do a better job next month. (I'm sorry, Darlene!)

Darlene and Tami, thank you for being such great hostesses this month!!!

Let's go check out what the other Dueling Darlings made...



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Barb said...

Jeanette--I really, really, REALLY like your card today. It is artistic and that works well for the image. And--that ribbon is gorgeous and is perfect made into a flower!

I am so glad we are both members of this wonderful group of ladies!

Melina said...

I love the trim flower you made! We both colored her outfit pink and used the same paper on our card from the kit with the doily. Great minds, great minds :)

Linda said...

I love your card. I think the ribbon flower is awesome.

:: BlueInks :: said...

That begging ribbon flower turned out great! I really like the lightness and texture it provides.

The colors and vintage feel of your card is really nice.

Great duel this month, my friend.

Judy McMullen said...

Truly lovely card, Jeanette! I don't know why you're so unhappy with it! I really love the design with the image in an oval panel with just one element colored and how you used the lovely soft designer paper,the lacey ribbon flower and doily along with the little dragonfly and pearl embellishments to create the feel of a lovely spring day! Perfect!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Aww Jeanette don't be so hard on yourself - this is sweet just as it is!! Love that gathered ribbon, it's fabulous.

kadie said...

Beautiful card, Jeanette! Love how you've used the doily and that wonderful lace ribbon! Hope your week is off to a great start! Hugs, kadie

April said...

Hmmm. Why do you think unfinished. I tried to go artistic where you succeeded! This is a beautiful card!

~Paola~ said...

Very nice take on the challenge Jeanette....your immies leaves room to the imagination and interpretation of the viewer...don't knock yourself off!! I especially love how wonderfully creative your lacey 'flower' is....great inspiration! ♥

Terry Ladwig said...

Love what you did with the lacey ribbon! That flower is pretty.

Love the way you colored the image and focused on the little girl.

So glad you are a Dazzler!

MiamiKel said...

Aw, what a lovely card indeed - very intriquing flower! I think if anyone could make it work, you certainly could!

Looks fantastic in every way!

So happy that you are BLOOMING this month with the DDD! xoxo

Carol W said...

Oh Jeanette, you are way to hard on yourself...this is a lovely card and I really like the lacy flower...I agree the ribbon is so beautiful it had to become a flower...:). I love the layout and the dsp you used as well...great job my friend...♥

Darlene said...

What's to be sorry about, my dear?! Not a single thing that I can see!! You showcased that beautiful DP wonderfully and I like how the image looks, accenting the little girl with soft colors. That's just great!

The lace flower is GORGEOUS!! I also like the interesting way that you incorporated the doily on the side corner like that. An inspired card!

I'm so gad that you had fun with the kit this month!