Apr 13, 2014

March's Duel - National Umbrella Month!

Hello my friends!  March was a hairy-scary month for me, and I am glad that it's behind me now!  Let's hear it for Spring and all of the newness that Spring brings!

The Dueling Darlings were at it again (of course) and Terry was our hostess for the Dazzlers.

She chose "The Rain Will Come" image by My Favorite Things, in their a la mode line.  Here is my card with her kit:
The wonderful crimson paper is from Coredinations, "Blush Red".  Boy is it a lush color!  The pale blue paper is embossed with an old Fiskars plate from my stash.  That paper is such a lovely color, it's from the Sea Salt collection in Bazzil Basics.

The great floral DP is from Paper Pizazz, isn't it pretty?  the flowers are from Martha Stewart and the pink dots layered on top are Craftwork Card Candi.
Here's a close up of the image, she's colored with a combination of SU water markers and Spectrum Noir markers, and the extra sparkle is done with Stickles.  Her umbrella was stamped with some ancient little peg stamps that I have around here, I think that they may be Judikens.

I really like the sentiment that Terry included and here's how I used it on the inside of the card:
So very true, right?!

Terry, you supplied a fun kit with some paper that made me say "Wow!" - thank you!!  And a big thank you to all of my friends who've been helping me weather a stormy patch of my own!  I couldn't get by without you.


~Paola~ said...

ohhh wowwww...this card is sooo ADORABLE Darlene!!♥ SO many elements and fine tuned details! You did wonderful challenge on this DDD challenge!
Love it!! ♥

jimlynn said...

Darlene, this is precious! Love that little umbrella and the beautiful patterned paper. Very pretty card!

Carol W said...

This is an awesome card Darlene. You did a great job coloring and I love the stickels (but then again you knew I would...lol). You chose a wonderful layout for this image as well..Great job my friend and I am glad your awful month is behind you,,,

Barb said...

Awesome Card Darlene! I love the colors and her boots are too darn cute! Great coloring and I love all of your added detail!

Terry Ladwig said...

Darlene, what a great card!! I love the layout, how you stamped the umbrella and gave her sparkly boots!!

So glad that the days are getting warmer and that we are leaving some of the "crud" behind us!!

Great job!!

Big warm hugs to you!!!

MiamiKel said...

OH awesome job, Darlene! So bright and fun! Love the paper piecing and her gorgeous lil boots! Your card just screams fun :)

Blessings, friend!

kiwimeskreations said...

Darlene this is fabulous - love those boots with their sparkle, and the papers and colours are just perfect.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving this sweet image- and your coloring- so awesome! Love the Dp you used- love the sparkle and the flowers!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, this card is GORGEOUS! I love the touches of sparkle, the great coloring of the image, and the overall design. Just perfect!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The colors are so much fun. I love them together. Your pairings look so good with DP, die cuts and embellies. I especially like the die cuts for your sentiment. Great job!!!

Kristie W. said...

When I first saw your card in my reader, I thought the umbrella was paper pieced. I quickly realized when I got to reading the post that you stamped the flowers. I love the look! What a great idea. You did a great job putting this card together.

Marilyn said...

This card is fabulous! Great image and those stamped flowers on the umbrella look like they were made for it. Pretty background paper too.