Oct 18, 2014

Dueling Darlings Catch Up #3: August Duel

The lovely Melina was the hostess for the Dazzlers August Duel and here's what she and her co-hostess for the Divas, Carol, came up with for us:

"Friends are the Family You Pick Yourself"

"We are so happy to call you all our friends. We've been dueling for 4 years now!
My image, the mouse and turtle, just went right along with the theme I thought. 
Friends of a different kind helping each other out! 
We darlings are all different but it works! I'm so glad it does! :)

Image: Whimsy Stamps "I Will Carry You"
Paper: Recollections & Sassafras
Ribbon: Michael's
Buttons: My Favorite Things
Pearls and Brads: from my stash
Melina cut the clouds and embossed them with her Cricut & Big Shot.

...And this is my result after playing with the kit for a while:

The base is a dusty mauve colored CS from DCWV, which matches the cute DP and ribbon that Melina sent.  I added a bit to the yellow flowers she included.

Here's a closer look where I was trying to capture the sparkles added to the fun cloud and to the sky in the image.  The little guys are getting a light shower!

The third DP from Melina's Kit was used to line one of the inside panels of the card. It was too pretty not to use.

Melina & Carol are so right - friends make all the difference, in good times and tough times.  
I am thankful to have each of you to call my friends!

God Bless each of you.


Barb said...

Darlene--I love the bright colors of this card. You have used so many of the cute items in the kit--worth the wait!!!!!

jimlynn said...

Wish we'd get a few showers down this way.....I'd even take them with glitter in them too!
SO cute and love that little image.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, this card is adorable! Love the way you colored the image - including the lines of rain. WOW! and what a fabulous use of so many of the items in the kit. Absolutely fantastic card!

April said...

I love the rain affects around the cloud....very cool layout you used!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun card- loving all of the fun elements- the ribbon border and the sweet image.

Margaret said...

Such a cute image. Great coloring and card design.

kel Acopan said...

oh this is so cute and i love the fun colors!! beautiful card!!

lovies, =o) kel

Melina said...

very cute! I love the added sparkle to the cloud! Well worth that wait my dear! :)

NancyK said...

What an adorable card! Love the bright colors and that bit of sparkle is perfect.

Terry Ladwig said...

Cute card! So bright and so much fun!!

So glad you are a Dazzler!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a colorful card!!!!