Feb 15, 2013

Love by the Sea

Hooray for the 15th - the day that the Dueling Darlings can reveal their cards!  The Dazzlers enjoyed a wonderful kit put together by our own Paola, and it was perfect for Valentine's Day, or a special anniversary, an engagement congrats, etc.!

Here's my creation with her goodies:



The only items used from my stash were the blue & red CS and the red Stickles.  Everything else was supplied in the kit.  WOW, what a great kit (many thanks Sweet P!)

This stamp has a special place in my heart, as I've used it to make a birthday card for our son, coloring it to match him and his lovely girlfriend.  So, of course, I colored it the same way this time around.  They are so good for each other and we adore her!




Here's a little close up of the sentiment that we had to work with.  I hand cut (since I don't have many punches) the For You With Love, then used the one circle punch I own to cut the red layer.  Dressed it up with a thick layer of Stickles and popped it up with dimensionals.



This is a closer look at the left side of the card front, showing more of the wonderful DPs that Paola gave us.  She also included those wonderful brads and flowers.  Aren't they pretty?


Paola also included 2 types of glitter ribbon, some red & white floral ribbon and a few other brads.  I spent so long trying to tie a bow with the red glitter ribbon that most of the glitter ended up on my work surface, and the bow looked pretty sad so I didn't use it.  :(

All in all, I am pleased with the colors and the layout so a big "THANK YOU" to Paola for the kit!

Be sure to drop by the other Dueling Darlings and admire their lovely and talented creations.  Their blogs are linked in my side bar.

This is my 41st card in my quest for 100 Cards in 100 Days (the only items used from my stash were the red & blue CS and Stickles)  Thank you for dropping by today!

15 comments:

April said...

Wonderful card!

It amazes e every month that we can do so many different cards with the same products!

Melina said...

Love the addition of the sparkle on the circle! This is so pretty :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

You were able to use so many aspects of the kit. Gret layout and use of the colors together.

Terry said...

Wow Darlene...what a great card! I love the way you used the papers and the embellies from the kit! Your image is colored perfectly and love the layout!

Awesome job!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

oh this is a beautiful card Darlene! Love how you used so many papers and embellishments and yet the card is not overwhelming! Great coloring too ~

Barb said...

Darlene--great job on the coloring of the image--and I love the layout. I think it is perfect to add the brad in the cirle and I love how you used so many of the wonderful papers this month!

Thanks for being a wonderful player in this awesome group of ladies!

Carol W said...

Darlene you are so rockin' these challenges...I love the layout on this card and the way you used this super awesome kit...great job on coloring your image as well...I am so glad we have met and are on these challenges together...luv and hugs to you my sweet friend...♥

djones said...

Oh how pretty! I love how you used several of the papers and add the stickles to the sentiment. It does really make it pop! Beautiful job coloring the image too.

~Paola~ said...

yeah...finally hopping over to leave some blog loveee:o)
Darlene your card is stunning my dear! I love how U made use of the designer paper that Judy and I purchased together at Impress ,in Seattle,while visiting with Kadie last summer...yup...this was planned a long while ago...ehehe...Like you I couldn't work out a ribbon...so I just decided to use the unglittered one only... I really like how you layered everything on a light blue background too. And U even used GLITTAH!! yeah sistha! high five on that!!♥
Thank you for your partecipation in Judy's and mine 'double trick' this month ♥

~Paola~ said...

.....ohh I forgot to mention how wonderful your coloring of the image is...*truly love it!!* ♥

Shelly Schmidt said...

One fabulous card! Love the way you colored this image- beautiful! Your DP is so perfect and love the sentiment and the shimmery hearts.

kadie said...

Darlene, your card is fabulous! I really love the layout and your coloring. It was so much fun to see how everyone used all the same elements and yet our cards were so different. Beautiful job!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Darlene, your card is ecquisite! Love the design you chose, it's so unique and wonderful! (like you, my dear!) The coloring is over the top beautiful and really makes your card outstanding! Such a fantastic job, one of my faves of yours!

x0x0

maryrose said...

Love the sparkle and hearts!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Darlene! Terrific layout showcasing all the dsp and, especially, your lovely colored image! Great use of so many of the kit's embellishments!! I so enjoy being a Dueling Darling with you!