Feb 15, 2015

Happy Umbrella Day to the Dueling Darlings!

Laura Jean and I are the February Hostesses for the Dueling Darlings and LJ - being the smart cookie that she is - did some research and found out that there is an Umbrella Day in February!!

I chose the "April Showers" stamp set by Penny Black.  Not only is it perfect for the theme, but I bought it while out visiting several Darlings: Barb, Jeanette, Terry, Laura Jean and Carol!!  Woo hoo!!

Here's the card that was made under the careful watch of Bijou:


The little bird up there is my attempt at coloring her to match my Lou.

Here is the inside:

Aren't those boots just too cute?!

Coloring is done with Spectrum Noir markers, CS is older SU colors, and the flowers are from Paper Studios "Spare Parts" collection.

I think that I need to go back and add some sparkle to my card...Don't you think?

Be sure to head on over to the Divas & the Dazzlers and admire their handiwork.  You'll be glad that you did!

C'mon Spring!  We have enough snow already.

17 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Dar - Sending big hugs your way as I know your heart is heavy.

Your card however is everything sunshiny and cheerful! What a fun theme and a beauriful card to represent natl umber all day! The boots are fabulous! ❤️

jimlynn said...

C'mon Spring is so right!!! I know you're more than ready for it too.
Love your cute, cute, CUTE card Darlene! The umbrella and rain boots are so cute. Great design and a wonderful card!
Lynn

~Paola~ said...

Such a sweet card Darlene...love the fact U added a lil bird as a tribute to your Lou`s memory (hugging you my friend! xox)
Thank you for such awesome kit received for this month`s duel...Have sooo much left! :)

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness this card is over the moon marvelous..You have created a wonderful kit for the darlings and you have created a masterpiece with it!!! Great job Darlene...

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is beautiful! Love it!!!

And I loved your kit and the theme that you and LJ came up with. Great duel!!!

Maxine D said...

This is beautiful Darlene, and I do love those boots!! They make me want to fins a puddle and splash - not that there are any puddles around here at the moment.
Love your wee tribute to Lou.
Blessings
Maxine

:: BlueInks :: said...

I see you were able to add a cute little bird to the card! Just a sweet and bright feel goo card!

kadie said...
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kadie said...

I'm really loving all these fabulous bright colors! Darlene, you sent such a fun and vibrant kit and you've showcased the elements of it so well! Love it!

Barb said...

What a great kit you sent to the Dazzlers Darlene--and a great memory of the purchase of it too! Great Colors and a perfect layout too. I also am hoping for a calm spring for you!!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Delightful card- bringing the idea of Spring and warm to me, even though we are in the cold, and you in SNOW!
Keeping you in thoughts today- sorry about your sweet bird!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Love the umbrella theme you and LJ chose and this card is the perfect representation! Love the rich colors reflected on the umbrellas, boots, ribbon and flower!!! So gorgeous inside and out! Great design!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Love the umbrella theme you and LJ chose and this card is the perfect representation! Love the rich colors reflected on the umbrellas, boots, ribbon and flower!!! So gorgeous inside and out! Great design!!

Margaret said...

Oh, I just love this - all the fabulous colors and textures. And I love the addition of the cute bird.

kel Acopan said...

so cute! i love all the bright colors! hope things thaw out for you soon!

lovies, =o) kel

Melina said...

Too cute! love the bright flowers on the umbrella. :)

Terry said...

Very cute! Love the bright turquoise on the outside and the boots on the inside! This was a fun kit to work with!!