Jan 16, 2014

Dueling Angels in January

Well...so much for my New Year Goal of being on time, LOL.  But I'm "only" one day behind here...

Jan. 15th was the Dueling Darlings post date.  Melina was the hostess for the Dazzlers and Carol (aka Glittah Queen) was the hostess for the Divas.  Our theme: Angels.

Here is my card with the GORGEOUS kit sent by Melina:

Image: C.C.Designs "Peace on Earth"
Polka Dot teal paper by Recollections
Gold-feathered acetate sheet: Crafters Companion
Fabric Flower: Wal-Mart
Teal button: MFT (mounted underneath the flower)

I must say, the gold acetate sheet is spectacular!  I almost wanted to hoard it LOL, but then I though how lovely it would be on top of the right cardstock.

The image is colored with SU markers, Spectrum Noir markers and the gold and clear sparkles on her dress, halo and wings are done with Spica Markers.

We were asked to share any "Angel Unaware" stories about someone we consider an angel. It seems I have many at this time, which is a true blessing!

My cardmaking buddies in Stamper Addicts and the Dueling Darlings are offering me prayers, positive reinforcement and friendships.  Thank you!

In my "other" life I would have to say that my son and neighbors who are helping me deal with snow, ice, and several other challenges that have come my way recently are true angels.  They've helped me time and again without me even having to ask.

I honestly believe in angels all around us, and have a few amazing stories of first hand accounts where the only possible explanation is that angels intervened on my behalf.  Who ever said that miracles only happened 2,000 years ago in the Bible?  Perhaps it's only mankind's arrogance that won't give the credit to angels.

Thank you Melina and Carol for picking such a great theme and sending such a pretty kit to work with.  It was angelic!


Barb said...

Darlene--your cute is so sweet! I too love the layers you used and the flower over the button is too cute. Love your coloring and the gold accents are perfect. I love being a Dueling Darling with you!

Barb said...

or your cute card is so sweet!

Carol W said...

What a great card Darlene, Love how you colored your image and the gold in the background is beautiful, Yay for your glittah...♥. You did a wonderful job with the kit...So glad we are duelers and friends.....take care.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like how the background paper looks on this card. The image is cute and looks great with the sparkles you added!

jimlynn said...

That background paper is WOW!!! SO cute and love your little flower too. Precious card.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Darlene - this is spectacular - that background paper is amazing!! What a wonderful card!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, your card is just BIJOU-tiful! I love your coloring on this one! And the card design, ribbon, sweet flower - just all of it! Beautifully done :) And such a sweet story to share, it's always wonderful to have those around us to lift us up and give a hand - as you do for us, too! Blessings!

Thank you for being an ANGEL friend!

Melina said...

Love this! The acetate sheet on top of the card stock is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your Angel moments with us! :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is so sweet! I'm glad you didn't hoard the acetate because it sure looks great as the background on your card! I love the way you placed every single thing on your card!

I hope you know that I consider you an angel, too! (((Hugs))) and continued prayers for you, my friend!

dweatter said...

Love the gold background paper and gold glitter, they are perfect together. And I love her shiny, glittery wings. I wanted to do that and should have ventured that far, it looks great.

~Paola~ said...

Lovely angel card Darlene...stroke of genius thinking to add the acetate on top of d/p....what a great combo!!You are such a wonderul angel too and I feel blessed to 'know' you!xox ♥

Terry Ladwig said...

I love the bright blue behind the overlay!! Great color to use too!!

Your angel is adorable!!

Love it Darlene!!