May 15, 2022

Dueling Darlings: We Are a Rainbow!

It's the 15th of the month, and time for another Duel.  A group of friends on Split Coast Stampers have joined together to challenge each other with a monthly Duel.  Our hostess this month for both teams is Kelly and she dished up a great challenge for us!

As Kelly wrote in our instructions:

"...your theme is "We are a Rainbow!"  Each of us brings a light and color to life...each of you are an important 'band' of the rainbow, because in order to have it, we all need to be together as one."

Kelly randomly assigned each of us to a color and challenged us to use ONLY that color to make our card. We are allowed to use a white base for the card. My color is red.

Here's my card.  

May I just make this PERFECTLY CLEAR?  My face is as red as my card!  Hahahaha   It was a day where nothing went as planned.  What can I say? 

Kelly included red rainbow die cuts from My Favorite Things, red gems from Horizon Group Go Create and a rectangular scallop panel cut from white Stampin Up card stock.

I found THE LAST piece of SU Real Red card stock in my stash and used that for the base panel. Searched everywhere for a stamp set by Taylored Expressions with a rainbow image that would have been perfect as a background.  No luck. I think it may have been paid forward to someone in a card kit.

Then I decided to try this jar of chunky red glitter gel by Stickles and painted it on to the rainbow pieces.

Next I thought, "Ah ha!! I'll use Red Cosmic Shimmer paste on the scallop rectangle."  You can see that the color was not at all compatible with Real Red.  What to do?

I'll die cut "Friend" out of the panel, leaving the outline on the panel. Could not find the exact die that I wanted (it's still MIA) so I subbed this die. Yep, you guessed it! The word did not show up well on top of the Real Red panel. 

Ok, now I've ruined the scallop rectangle panel...what to do? I fiddled around a ridiculous amount of time and ended up using the die cut "friend" on the front of the card, cut some the rainbow segments to decorate lower left and right of "friend", and cut the remainder of the scallop rectangle and used it on the inside panel.

Kelly, I'm sorry!  You really came up with a fun idea for us.  Maybe it's the whole Mercury in Retrograde that made my attempts run amok. Now I'm off to admire the cards by the rest of the Dueling Darlings!   


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, I'm giggling... I'm sorry. But what you see as failures or problems, I see as creatively using what you have a doing a great job with it. Yes, we are often our own worst critics. Please look at your attempts through my eyes and see the beauty of the red that you add to our rainbow!

Tracie said...

Darlene I think your card is wonderful. We are definitely our own worst critics. Great job with your assigned color.

Lorraine said...

Your card is delightful! Fun use of different shades of red : )

Carol W said...

Darlene you sound like you had a rough time with this card but YAY your substitutions and solutions produced a wonderful card. Way to go with the card, creative challenge solutions and the meeting a challenge head on. Awesome!!!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the end result Darlene, despite your misadventures along the way!
Don't you hate it when a card takes a life of it's own, and is nothing like what you started to make!

Barb said...

I think your card is fun! Yes, we are our own worst critics! You are so creative and I love the colors you added to your rainbow. Great Job this month!