May 16, 2014

Time for another fun round of the Dueling Darlings!  Paola is the hostess for the Dazzlers and the theme is music!
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, 
flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
~ Plato~

Paola's kit was chock full of goodies, as you can see from the list below!

I went old-school on coloring: watercolor pencils and blender pens on the Treble Cleff and violin, sponges and SU ink pads on the Just A Note punch out and the sheet music behind the violin.

Did you notice that fantastic music die cut?  Thanks Paola, that was wonderful!

Stamps: Gift Of Music /D.Morgan by Stamps Happens Inc ;
Violin/Music scroll & Angel w/Instrument: Unknown
Sentiments by: Cling Stamps Co. # 557133
Designer Papers: Up,Up & Away (Doodle Bug Design); Bella Boutique Stack (DCWV); SU Double D/P x 2; Elementary Pianoforte Music Examination (from a real Conservatory of Music book)
Ribbon: barely banana grosgrain from SU
Virtuoso Music Die in black and in white (Memory Box;
Viviene Butterfly (Music Box);
Assorted gems and pearls in a variety of shape/sizes

An extra part of the challenge was for us to pick a song and dedicate it to someone.

Actually, that is impossible for me.  The list would be a book of people, places, events, etc.  I can not live without music.  A song can take me back to specific moments, memories, people, events, etc.  I almost always wake up with a different song in my head every single day.  

But at this exact moment..."I get by with a little help from my friends..." is drifting through my mind as I think of the wonderful women that this hobby has brought in to my life.  It's been a strange year, and all of you have made a difference for me!  Thank you.


Shelly Schmidt said...

Loved this card! Your coloring is fab and loving the sentiment- perfect! I am going to be humming that tune is in my head!

Barb said...

Darlene--I think I resemble that comment in your post--strange friends!

I really like the layout of your card and the colors rock. Nice job using so much of the kit that Paola sent!

I am so happy to be a Darling with you and that we get to duel each month!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, me like the striped paper and the color! The fussy cut image looks great. Your coloring on the music scroll looks good!

I too like that song, I just can't watch Joe Cocker sing it...he is so distracting and not in a good way! LOL

kiwimeskreations said...

Darlene this is a fabulous card - love how you have coloured and used the elements.

~Paola~ said...

awww Darlene, this is such a fabby card! I love how classy you made it!
Your coloring of the immie is fabulous too...everything is so well put together!! Thank you for being a dueling dazzler my friend...
BTW ,great song choice of the day ...I love YOU! ♥ xox

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is gorgeous! I, too, loved the music die and your use of it is fantastic! Lovely!!!

I also liked your choice of songs. I think we all need friends to help us through life.

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is fabulous - I love the color combo you've chosen here, the blues and yellows just burst!
What a perfect song, too ~ you are a good friend to all :)

Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Darlene! Love the fussy cut image and how you placed everything on the card! Love that you went with the yellow that came with the kit too!!

Happy to be your friend too ☺

Carol W said...

What a great card. I love the image and your layout. I love that you fussy cut the image and the treble cleff embellie makes everything perfect. Great job my friend...

Margaret said...

So lovely Darlene. I love all the different elements you used to put it together. Your paper is just the perfect background.

NancyK said...

Such a great card for a music love. Subtle coloring works perfectly here - and yes I love the die cut!

dweatter said...

The way you placed the images, die cut, sentiment and large note all on the front is very cool. Love the striped DP

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Darlene! Today is the last day in May and I'm finally getting around to checking out the DD's creations. Terrific card! Love how you incorporated that perfectly penciled colored image with the musical notes die cut and the treble clef on the striped paper!

I treasure your friendship and the song you chose is so perfect for the DDDs!