Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dueling Darling Card #4















Well here we are again...it's the 15th of the month and once again time to check out the dueling darlings...This month the Diva's received a kit from our very own Barb. This kit was plumb full of wonderful items, we received 4 Horn of Plenty Whipper Snapper images, 3 sentiments, 4 sheets of yummy Basic Grey Indian summer dsp, 4 pieces of ribbon and 1 piece of yummy variegated orange fiber, 5 felt leaves, orange gems, colored buttons, and colored brads... This month I chose the raised frame card to use for my kit (bottom pic) it is hard to see from the picture but the red and brown dsp is raised up with mounting foam. I absolutely fell in love with the red and brown dsp. The minute I opened my kit I just knew I would be using those 2 sheets for sure. I added my own dark umber card stock as the base but everything else was from my kit. As you can see I used 4 of the felt flowers to grace the edges of the frame accented by the dark brown see through buttons. I used some of the variegated fiber to weave through the button holes to give the button a little extra pizzaz...The image was colored with copic markers and then gone over with my spica glitter pens...(I love me my glitter...lol). I used pan pal pastels to color the background of the image (still learning how to play with them as you can see.) On the inside of my card, I used some of the left over red and brown dsp to mount my sentiment. I used the brown brads in the corners to tack down the beautiful fiber that I strung around the sentiment. I really like how this turned out. I still have a lot of my kit left to play with at a later date(the top picture shows how much I have left)...Thanks Barb....Oh....and the second to last thing I will be doing right now....is to let you know what I am thankful for this wonderful season....that would be "my friends", I truly think I would be lost without them. It has been a trying year and my friends have been right by my side...thank you all...







Thanks for stopping by....

11 comments:

April said...

You did a great job on the pastels - I wouldn't dare to try them!
A beautiful card from a truly beautiful person!!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Carol! Love how you mounted the buttons and the leaves and how you framed the sentiment. Your image is colored so beautifully...great job with the pastels!! And I'm so thankful for your friendship!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Awesome card, Carol! It is amazing how you colored the image and I love the raised idea for the frame/front. Awesome details all through your creating process!

I'm thankful that you are one of my friends! Life wouldn't be the same without you in it!

Hugs!

Barb said...

Carol--what an awesome creation--a true work of art! I love how you used so many of the kit items--it is just beautiful!

djones said...

Beautiful. Love the rich, bright colors. The leaves are fantastic.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors, and the lay out.

Terry said...

What a great card Carol!! Love the way you colored the image! Love everything about it!

I am very thankful for you! I think we have all had some difficult times this year and I am so glad we all have each other!

BlueInks said...

Carol, what a great card! It turned out well. Love the inside details.

~Paola~ said...

My darlin friend, this card resembles a mini Renoir painting with such flair for colors as you did here.Wonderfully execute, I love that even the image background has added colors...truly a gem of a card with all elements and embellies in place and that hint of shimmer too!. Absolutly GORGEOUS!! Should,indeed, be framed!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol, this is a beauty! I love the richness and wonders that your card beholds - truly stunning in so many ways! I can tell you enjoyed putting this card together :)

I'm sorry I could'nt comment earlier! I have tried three times (this being the 4th) but having quite a time posting to your blog - it just goes up and down whenever I click any area! Perserverance hopefully will win! xoxo

Melina said...

What a precious image! Great card :)