Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Challenge

Hi all....here I am late but here none the less...lol...had a hard time last night getting my pictures to upload and I finally gave up and went to bed...I was tired and worn out and figured it was better to just give up and try again today..(trust me this was the best for all concerned). I looked at the pictures I snapped last night and just let me say.....I must have been tired they were awful. I'm a bad photographer but .....sheesh... I re-took the pics when I got home from work and they are a bit better...lol...

This month Kelly was our wonderful hostess and our theme was "being a kid at heart". Our kit was full of fun, bright colors and tons of wonderful things to play with. I swear I could have made 2 more cards with all the goodies (and will probably do that, when life settles down a bit). I had a hard time using it all but decided to do a gatefold card. I used some of the fun bright dsp for the front folds and decided to do a patchwork of sorts. We had beautiful ric-rac cut paper and I divided the two dsp's with the pretty periwinkle ric-rac. Our image was a fun Riley bouncing on a bouncy ball (like I had when I was little and did we have fun with those). 


I used the new SU concord grape for a base and colored my Riley with copic markers. I took two of the bright beautiful flowers Kelly sent and folded them to make them a bit smaller to fit in the corners. I placed buttons in the bottom center of the flowers and put the small sticky brads in the center. As you all know, I rarely make a card that doesn't have SOME glitter so of course I had to add a touch of that to highlight the motion lines and of course the flower centers...lol...

The next part of the challenge was to use an item Kelly selected that reminded her of her childhood. This was a puzzle piece from a Winnie the Pooh puzzle. I was hoping to incorporate it on the front of my card but chose the inside instead. 


Since it was a puzzle piece I thought the saying would tie in with it "how old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"....that my friend is a puzzling question for me...(probably "2" heehee).


Thanks for stopping by, if you get a chance stop by the other Diva and  the Dazzler blogs...you won't be disappointed...their cards are awesome..


Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

 

13 comments:

April said...

What a beautiful card! I adore Riley and how you have placed him!! I love how you always think out of the box with your designs and you always inspire me to think that way too!!!

Darlene said...

Carol, this is devine! Love the layout and the bright colors on the DP! The sentiment on the inside is so great! And so true!

kadie said...

Carol, this card is AWESOME! That layout is so fun and the way you used the puzzle piece on the INSIDE is too too clever! I love how you've used the flowers too...so many great ideas! Love this card and love you too, my friend!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Carol...... your card is darling! I love the gatefold. I never think to do that, but every time I see one, I go WOW! And your coloring of Riley is perfect!!! Your card is playful and colorful and such fun!!

You've brought out the kid in me, just admiring (drooling over) your card!

Lauren Brown said...

WOW!! Great card Carol. Love the layout, colours and the way you position the image, nicely thought out. Love the inside too!! Love it all !!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhh Carol, I am just in awe of your creativity and how you've made this darling Riley so much fun! He's bouncing along so happy in your gorgeous folded card with all the bright fun happy kid colors! I can almost see little miss hopping along just like this :) THis was worth the wait and then some, absolutely darling card :) Now please slow down a bit and I hope you get some well deserved rest, my friend! Muah!!! x0x0

Michelle said...

Great card, Carol! I love the fold and how you used the papers. The image is so fun, and colored beautifully.

Jamie Sanchez said...

Beautiful Carol!!! Don't ya just love Riley?! :D

BlueInks said...

Carol, you are too hard on yourself! The pictures are just fine. I love that concord grape by the way. I like how you sectioned out the front of the card with the DP. Great job!

djones said...

Love the fold and the way you used the pieces of DP. And folding the flowers to make them smaller - DUH! I can learn so much from you. Love the bright colors - great card my friend.

Barb said...

Awesome Card Carol! I too love gate fold cards and this baby is one of the best that I have seen. I think the blocks of color are so creative and I love the sentiment inside. You did rock this challenge and I am so glad you are a Diva!

Terry said...

Yay Carol! Very cute card! I love the bright colors and your layout too!! I need to learn to blend and shade when I color...you did an awesome job!! I love it :-)

~Paola~ said...

Lovee gatefold cards Carol and this one is sooo vibrant with colors and sports such a FUN, darlin bouncy image enhance by the rick rack underneath it!
I also absolutly adore the sentiment U used inside and how you showcased the puzzle piece too....*genial*! :o)