Aug 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Do Bingo!

Greetings from Dallas, TX! I'm in the airport, waiting for my flight and trying to do my blog post today for this month's Dueling Darlings Challenge! (my hubby calls this being cyber-woman, LOL)

Our kit this month was over-the-top fun, thanks to Jeanette! Unfortunately, I did not bring with me the listing of fabulous papers, embellishments and the identity of the image, so I can't give you specifics. (sorry Jeanette)

Well, I can't seem to figure out how to move these pictures around now that I finally have them loaded up, so you'll just have to read & then scroll down to see them.

I used Tempting Turquoise for the card base, and colored the fun image with a combination of markers and pencils, and die cut it and the starburst panel that was in the kit with Nesties. (The bottom picture shows the embossed panel better) I'm not sure if you can tell, but she is wearing enormous pink sparkly earrings, compliments of Stickles.

Part of this month's challenge was to try something we've never done before. Can you believe that I have never put a button on a card or made a ribbon flower before? (gasp!) So, after a wee bit of research on SCS, I took the ribbon that was in the kit and made a flower, attached a button and voila!











Aren't the papers great? I must admit that this was a great challenge, got me out of my comfort zone a bit in a fun way. Thank you Jeanette!

Now, I'm off to visit everyone else's creations, and I hope that you will also. It's sure to be a big treat!

Thank you for stopping by! Hugs and blessings to you.
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15 comments:

April said...

Love this! And look at you with your ribbon flower!!
So glad we get to be dueling partners!!

Melina said...

love your button and ribbon flower! You gotta do more! Great card Darlene :)

jimlynn said...

Darlene, this is so fun and cute! I love the image - and the ribbon flower with the button is sensational!!! GREAT card!
Don't get too hot up there in Big D (Dallas)!!! Have fun!
Lynn

Judy McMullen said...

Fantastic card, Darlene! Beautiful papers, die cut embossed pane, and die cut image panel! Love your ribbon flower with button and twine...super great job. Love the sentiment tag with twine and eyelet...very creative!! Great job!!!

Barb said...

Darlene--what a cute card! I love the colors and the ribbon flower and button is perfect!

Thanks for sharing such a cute card and being a part of a great group of ladies!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love the layout you used. You can feel her bingo glee! The colors are fun and festive. Great job this round. Welcome home!

djones said...

Woohoo look at you go...ribbon flowers with button centers! Another great idea I will have to try. Great card! Love the die cuts you used on the image and mini rays embossed paper? Your layout is fab and shows off a lot of that terrific designer paper.

~Paola~ said...

woww....awesome card and what a clever way to showcase your button!! totall awesome!!♥ TFS!

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

Oh my goodness! Darlene, your card is over the top amazing! I love the die cut you used on the image and the embossed rays piece! I love love LOVE that flower you made, too! I am in awe!

Terry said...

How fun! You made her look like she is up on a pedestal! Love the button flower and can't believe it's your first!

Great job ☺

Marilyn said...

This is such a happy, fun card and that image is a hoot!

Carol W said...

Woohoo my sweet friend...Your card is over the top wonderful. I love your button flower...you never cease to amaze me in your ability to create, work way longer than you should and get your cards posted on time...You truly are a magician...One would never know you were pushed out of your comfort zone here...you rocked this challenge...awesome card...

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful card, Darlene! It just bursts off the screen with the fun colors and the great design :) Have a safe trip home! x0x0

Margaret said...

What a fun fabulous card. Love the image and colors you used. Just love the ribbon flower that you made.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun fun image! Love her sparkly earrings and love the fun cheery colors!