Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DDD January 2013

Well here we are, time for another duel and this month LJ and Terry start us off with this challenge:

Greetings Divas!

I know you have all been anxiously awaiting for the details on the January Kit I mailed out.....I had so much fun putting it together.

Terry suggested getting away from the typical winter themes so this one is a little different this month:

January is "Book Blitz Month".....use a stamp with books and/or reading as a theme We would also like to then add in your post who your favorite author is, or your favorite book and why.

Here are the contents of the kit (I've listed the companies as best I can remember)

Stamps: ABC Primer Collection // Graphic 45. Images are stamped with either Memento Tuxedo black or Memento Rich Cocoa ink on PTI White. It's copic/prisma friendly.
All DP & smaller tag piece :This & That Charming Collection // Echo Park
Accessories:
Ribbon: Green Polka Dot Ribbon (PTI), Wide Brown Ribbon (SU), brown Gingham Ribbon (American Crafts). Silver hodgepodge & spiral clip (SU) Brads - Basic Grey, Buttons (PTI and Amuse). Chipboard Square (unknown).

Hope you enjoy the kit! Let me know if there are any questions....

LJ


We got a great kit from LJ and I was able to use quite a bit of it.....




I used 4 of the dsp..3 on the front and one on the inside....


I also used 3 of the images LJ sent along. The books, the apple and of course this darling little girl. I colored all the images with copics and on the apple I used crystal effects to give the apple a super shiny effect.. I also used them on the little girls head to make her hair shiny as well. On the book strap I used a silver pen on the buckle and the little button holes.  I used one of the awesome ribbons to make a bow and clamped the middle of it with a brad from the kit...

As far as my favorite author....I have several I like but I really like Nicholas Sparks. I can get so wrapped up in reading his books I forget about time and am totally involved in the story. I really like to read to escape (kind of like a vacation), so when I read his books I just jump right in...it feels like I am a part of the story and that is what I love....

I hope you like my card...

Thanks so much for stopping by, please make a stop at all the duelers' blogs to see what everyone has created...

Until next time....
Hugs,
Carol




17 comments:

Darlene said...

"Like" your card??? Are you kidding me? I LOVE your card, girl!! That image is so sweet and I like how your layout on the front accents only her! That shiny ribbon and shiny apple are perfect together. Using the silver pen on the book strap inside is genius! Great job my friend, as usual! I'm with you, books offer such fun escape, just like a vacation, only less expensive!
Hugs!!

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

Carol, your card is stunning! I love the layout with the little girl showing up so beautifully amongst all that DP.... not to mention the yummy apple on the front. And WOW! Look at the inside of your card... what a great way to use the books image. Lovely inside and out!

I agree... books can be a nice vacation, can't they? I enjoyed reading about your favorite!

Thanks for dueling this month!

marsha said...

Fabulous card Carol! The more I see this image, the more I am in love with it! Your version is just gorgeous and I love how you did the inside of your card.
Hugs,
Marsha

Terry said...

Great card Carol!! I love everything about it!

I too love to read to escape! Right now I am reading "The Rescue" by Nicholas Sparks.....not far into yet, but it's a good one so far! I have read a couple of his other books, and right now i am hooked!

Great job this month and I am soooo glad that you are a Diva!!

Barb said...

LOVE your card Carol! I really like the bright, shiny apple in the corner and the cute colors of the dress. Great Layout too!

I am so glad you are a part of the Dueling Darlings!

Barb said...

PS--I really like Nicholas Sparks too!

Carolina Little said...

Carol, what a pretty card!!!. Love the image and the apple and bow details. I like the papers you used as well!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Beautiful card, inside and out, Carol! Great layout using those terrific designer papers and love the embellishments of the pretty bow of green ribbon and the shiny red apple and the silver on the book belt buttonholes andn buckle...Very creative! Like you I love a story that lets me forget time and place and offers me a "little vacation"!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You were able to use so much of the kit, Carol. Your card looks great!

I love the 'lil sparkle of the buckle. That ribbon looks so good in a bow.

You pretty much rocked this one, so go read a book! ;)

kadie said...

Beautiful card, Carol! Love your corner ribbon treatment and also how you've used the apple and books! Great job with this kit! Hugs, kadie

kadie said...

And beautiful coloring!

Melina said...

very cute! I love the book image on the inside. Great card :)

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Wow carol this is beautiful card :)

That apple looks good enough to eat, and I LOVE the inside of your card!

I agree. the DP is pretty fantastic ;)

XOXOXO ~ LJ

~Paola~ said...

what's NOT to like about ANY of your AMAZING cards my friend? ...and this is certainly not an exception ...Love love LOVEEEE your front layering...it definetly showcases the dps and the lovely vintage image colored to a T...of course all the extra details you included are fabby too! GREAT GREAT card Carol,inside and out...♥

April said...

Love it! Especially the bootstrap on the interior! WTG, my dear friend! Beautiful as always!

MiamiKel said...

Whoop! THis is stunning my friend - super beautiful, just like you! I love each and every detail - and as busy as you are, I"m so impressed with your creations!

Big hugs to you, dear, and so happy you are still dueling along with us!! x0x0

djones said...

Amazing! I have to say I love everything about your card but that shiny apple is my favorite! It looks so real. Beautiful colors and layout.