Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings May 2012--Spring is in the Air

Here we are....the 15th of the month and true to form I am late in getting this posted...(although at least I didn't miss the actual day to post...sheesh). The Divas got an amazing kit from our lovely Judy and the Dazzlers got their kit from the sweet Paola...and what fun our kit was...oh my...and full of awesome goodies...wow...do I mean full...I fell in love with the DSP paper right out of the envelope...and all the embellies we had to chose from...more than plentiful....one of my most FAVORITE embellishments was the butterfly ribbon.....what a treat...here is a picture of what I have left over....

 
I know, I know...you are probably thinking...she didn't even make a card or maybe she did and only used the image.....Nope...I did and I used alot of the kit....(probably made the card too busy....but it was hard not to want to use everything)..


See here is my card and I did use alot of the kit...especially the dsp...I decided to make a "Joy" fold card as it was a joyful kit...The thing that wowed me right away was the background dsp with the browns, gold, oranges and yellows with a blue flower as an accent...I took my SU Pacific point card stock and laid it against it and well...you can see I liked that...lol..next I colored my image with copic markers and added glitter to the butterfly wings and the flowers...(you knew it would be on my card somewhere..lol). I mounted the image on the pacific point c/s which I mounted on the orange dsp to create my flap...when I had the whole card put together and I was deciding on which of the many embellishments to use I just had to find a way to used the butterfly ribbon...so....I used it on the bottom flap (hopefully I didn't over kill with the many patterns but goodness is that ribbon beautiful).

Don't you agree??.....

This is the inside.....(more beautiful dsp).

Judy and Sweet P asked us to tell you what we love about May...and for me it is the fact that May is the promise of nicer weather. Usually May is the perfect weather month for me...not to warm and not too cool...all the trees are bursting with new leaves, grass is getting mowed (love the smell)..flowers are peaking their heads out of the ground and the birds are singing like crazy outside my window when I wake up in the morning for work...I love the newness of the upcoming season May brings along with all the new beginnings it holds for those who take the time to stop and look around them..

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you liked my card...Stop by and check out the other creations by the Diva's and Dazzler's...I am certain you won't be disappointed...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

11 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

You and your touches of glitter are perfect.

The image is colored so well and highlighted just right.

I love that you were able to use so much of the kit. It really was a great one, huh? Well, you made a great kit into an awesome card!!!

Barb said...

Carol--your card is stunning--beautiful. I love the fold and how you did use so many of the papers. You colored the image perfect and glitter--oh yeah!

Darlene said...

Wow oh wow!!! Carol, this is scrumptious! I just love the colors and how beautiful the image is. That ribbon is TDF! Love your layout too.

MiamiKel said...

Well so much for my earlier speech, lol! On the iPad and it's not behaving :) my our card is a vision!! What a joyful joy fold!! Love all the different textures and papers, I think you single handedly used the entire ESP! Love this , such a great great card all the way around! ;) blessings sweet friend! Xoxo

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

WOWzer! Carol, thank you for posting the picture of your kit. It is incredible, as was Paola's kit for the Dazzlers. They were superb hostesses.

And your card is absolutely beautiful! I love joy fold cards and yours is one of the prettiest ones I've ever seen. It must be the added touch of glitter. ;)

Enjoy the May weather, my friend!

Melina said...

Yes! I love this fold! I want to try it. I love all the colors in your card :)

April said...

What a wonderful card! I must revisit this fold! You always inspire me so very much!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

beautiful card Carol! the fancy fold really showcases the patterned paper and ribbon!

Hugs ~ LJ

~Paola~ said...

Another stunning card and what a layout!! wowww...love this fancy fold too...I always expect the unexpected from you and you always
score big in my book!! AWESOMELY DONE!!!♥

Terry said...

Wow you sure got alot of stuff in your kit!

Your card is awesome as usual Carol! I love how you are not afraid to use the different folds and your cards always turn out great!

You are so very creative!! Great job!!

djones said...

What a beautiful card. Great fold, perfect for the kit. Beautiful coloring of the image.