Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings Challenge---"Holiday Party What Not to Wear"

Here we are again...I must apologize as life has once again completely taken over...I am trying to slow down and post more but that will be a problem for awhile...sigh...BUT I did have to get my card for this months challenge posted. Our lovely hostesses were Kelly and Jeanette and they picked a wonderful theme for us to do....(my favorite show...heehee)...We were to use the "what not to wear" show as a spring board for the kit they sent to each of us...Our image is Lilah from Instyle stamps and as you can plainly see from the front of my card she really isn't too in style...yikes...



Kelly sent the chock full, fun filled, mismatched kit and boy was it fun to work with...I chose to do a Z fold swing card (first time ever and didn't turn out as well as I had hoped) Kelly sent along some green glitter paper and I couldn't wait to use it...unfortunately I used it on the wrong side so you can barely see it behind Lilah...Isn't her outfit adorable...giggle, giggle...(Stacey was appalled by the way...) I used some of the wonderful dsp to make a pleated skirt for Lilah, colored her funky hair with copics and wrapped some twine around the "dahlia" cut out and anchored a button to it for emphasis...the beautiful poinsettia is on the make over side...heehee...

This picture gives more of the effect of the fold...After looking at Lilah, Stacey and Clinton decided enough was enough and had her completely re-done...from her hair to her toes...


Lilah's hair was colored with copics and her sexy black dress and boots were colored with copics and then colored again with black spica pen so that she sparkles and shines as she sashays through the holiday party....as you can see I used as much of the wonderful dsp as I could...I'm not sure if this is exactly what you were looking for with this challenge...but I had fun re-making Lilah...

The second part of the challenge was to post a pic of ourself or someone else in a "Not to wear" outfit...although I surely have enough of them and quite honestly have worn my fair share...I was unable to find a picture...(thankfully....that means I didn't get caught....yet)...

Thank you for stopping by...I hope you liked my card...Please stop by the rest of the DDD blogs...I am certain you will not be disappointed....I can't wait to see the rest of the wonderful creations...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

14 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love that you have a 'before and after' card! She does look mighty sexy in that black outfit! Great job on the challenge and dodging the camera! ;)

April said...

Hmmm.....I may have to call your family for a picture....lol

I love the before and after! What a fun challenge it has been this month. It is a wonder that both of our leaders had so much 'interesting' papers to 'match' together!

Barb said...

Your card is so cute Carol--love the two versions of how to dress. I really like the pleats on the front and the Z-fold is a great card to use for this.

Melina said...

Carol! I love her pleated skirt! how cute...great job with the challenge. :)

Janet said...

Carol, I REALLY like how you did that pleated skirt!! And how you did, showing how she was colored - that was really interesting! THANKS!!

Judy McMullen said...

Love your before and after card, Carol. Using the Z-fold to show case the before and after was a fantastic idea! Great job on the before skirt and her "awesome" hair. LOL!...And Lilah is so gorgeous in her after makeover outfit! Great job!!!

MiamiKel said...

gaaaaaaaah!! what an ingenious idea!! this its beyond fantabulous!! you rocked this challenge 100% my friend! love the coloring and design and your approach to this wild challenge!! i have been missing ya but mia myself these days so i send hugs from one running with hair on fire mommy to another! scion

Darlene said...

The before & after is so GREAT! This image is adorable and you are so brave for tackling a brand new technique. Love it! Great job and sending you hugs!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness........ this is wonderful! I love the before and after pictures/images - from fashionable mess (though I loved the pleated skirt!!!) to fashionable delight! Lovely!!!!

Your unique fold works so well for this card. You are so smart!

hmmmmmmmmm... did you really TRY to find a picture? LOL! Like April said, we may need to call your family. Tee Hee!

Thanks for participating in this month's fashionable duel!

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Terry said...

How do you come up with all the super cool layouts!!!! You are awesome....and so is your card!

I love all the layers, and from you of course the sparkles!!! Great job!!!

Love it my friend!!!

~Paola~ said...

holeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!my goodness g/friend...U are sooooooooooooo fantabulisciously creative!!! Loveeee how you implemented both the before and after to your card...U're such a smart cookie and a very talented card maker!
DEfinetly rocked this challnege and then some!!

djones said...

Love the before and after element. Perfect for this challenge. The What Not to Wear team would be proud of you! Love both your cards you are spot on with the challenge. Great folds and great coloring of both images.