Oct 9, 2014

Dueling Darlings Flock Together

Time to resurrect my crafting time, my blog and my sanity!

Waaaaayyyy back in July the Dueling Darlings had their challenge and here is what our wonderful Jeanette (Forest Ranger on SCS) chose as our monthly challenge:

Through the years, through thick and thin, we've blessed each other in many ways and all these years later, we're still together – like a flock!

And here’s the challenge – Since we are celebrating 4 years together, you must have 4 of SOMETHING on your card - 4 flowers, 4 brads, 4 gems, 4 different designer papers, etc! Those 4 things must be the same ELEMENT (in other words, 4 different gems are okay but not 1 paper, 1 ribbon, 1 brad, 1 button = 4).

Here’s the kit I put together for the Dazzlers:

Image – Penny Black Chicky Work Out stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black (notice there are 4 chicks in the image.)
Sentiment – Great Impressions stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black
Designer Papers (4 of them) – from Paper Studio
    Happy All Over – Floral
    Poteeka Stripe
    Small Polka Dot – Pink/Cream
    Texture Yellow
    Paper Studio – Gemstones (there are 4 of these)
    Ribbon Boutique – Ruffled Ribbon
    Sew-Ology – a piece of an actual tape measure
    Spare Parts - Brads
    Spare Parts – Clear Starburst Brad
Spare Parts – Flowers (two kinds; 4+ of these)

And here is what I came up with:

3 of the four fun papers in Jeanette's kit are featured on the front, along with 4 yellow gems and the measuring tape.  
Plus: the flower uses 4 pieces and her stunning large rhinestone brad in the center:

The inside shows off 4 of her other flowers and the 4th type of DP.  It also uses the sentiment that Jeanette included:

What an amazing kit this was!  Too bad I am marker-challenged right now.  That's another story, one that we're still working on here...so my coloring isn't quite as good as it should be.

But what IS as good as it should be are the friendships and loyalty that these women have for each other!  It doesn't get any better than that and I am so fortunate to have them in my flock!!

Look for other postings in the coming days as I slowly reassemble my crafting space and unpack all of my toys.  And thank you to all the Dueling Darlings for your patience with my tardiness!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Wow! wow! WOW! Darlene, this card is amazing! You've DAZZLED us with your DARLING card, in fact. ;) I love it both inside and out!

Thank you for being a Darling who Dazzles!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome card! Love the 4's- the image on the front is also awesome! You are lucky to be part of that fun group and so glad you are up to blogging!

jimlynn said...

Is this really you!!!! So glad you had some time to craft a little!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those chickens and your card! That big flower just tops it all off.

Barb said...

WOW--this card is wonderful! It was worth the way to see your great creation. I just crack up every time I see that image! I am so glad you are back my friend!

kiwimeskreations said...

Darlene this is gorgeous, and it is fabulous to see you back blogging again.

Margaret said...

LOL! What a fabulous image. Great coloring and fabulous design. So glad to have you back in action again.

Carol W said...

This is adorable Darlene...great job with this kit....

Terry Ladwig said...

Adorable! Love how you used the big pink flower on the front and the 4 smaller flowers on the inside!!

Great card Darlene!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The busy layout is just perfect to showcase those funny birds! Great job!