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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Duel : Who's The Man?


Hello friends and peeps...
this is my second post of the day. My first card was made for the Twisted Tuesday Challenge and can be seen here:
http://paola-sama.blogspot.ca/2012/04/garden-without-roses.html
Interesting that both cards made today have similar colors! :o)

This featured card was created for the Dueling Darlings .
I am a tad late but it is still the 15th of the month here ,so I am happy to be able and post it before midnight...lol ;o) The hostesses this month are Terry (for us Dazzlers) and LJ for the Divas. This month we were encouraged by Terry aka my darling WingPitSistah (our own special joke...lol) to use the fabulous kit she sent us Dazzlers in creating a card for the special man in our life. I LOVE black and white cards , therefore this kit was right up my alley -so to speak- .... Terry also told us to feel free to add some color, therefore I decided to use just a wee pop of real red and leave the rest of the card in black and white. I like the result obtained in using a sample strip of all the fabby designer papers she sent us and make it the focused layered background.


I absolutly love this image...I have this set myself and used it for the first time about a year ago for the SOTC group, and gave my Dad this card for Father's Day last year :
http://paola-sama.blogspot.ca/2011_05_01_archive.html

This (second) card I made from this set will also go to my Dad...
He was the one who introduced me to the love of fishing from a very young age...
Taught me how to hook worms and to clean and gut fish after caught...most of all taught me to appreciate nature even more...

My Dad has no way of remembering the first 'On the Fly' card I gave him ....but that's
another story... wishing things could be the way they used to be *sigh*...
I know Dad will enjoy receiving this one for his Birthday at the end of the month...
I just have to seize each and every moment and continue to make everlasting memories for the both of us... ♥ * I love you Dad* ♥

Thank you Terry for a wonderful theme!!
♥ Blesssings to All!! ♥

Terry's Kit included the following items:
Images: “On the Fly” – Stampin Up! (stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black)
Ribbon: black and white grosgrain – Celebrate It (Michaels)
Mini Brads: black and white – Recollections
Metal Rings: either rectangle or d-ring – Paper Studio
Metal Dots: silver – Colorbok
DP - Black and White Paper Pad - Recollections

I added the following : white, grey c/s, real red marker, real red punched out circle,
'bliss' sentiment, dimentionals.

15 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

Love your card this round, Ms P. The extra addition of the red makes your image pop!

I am so glad you have fond fishing memories with your dad. I am sure that he will love receiving your card.

Great job!!!!

Melina said...

I love the circles and your red, white and black combo! Great card Sweet P :)

Barb said...

Paola--I think the colors you chose are perfect on this card! The layout is sweet and I love to read your stories................

Judy McMullen said...

Another absolutely stunning card, Paola! I love this black and white theme with a pop of red!! Terrific layout with the fish image out-of-the-box! Love all the little details like the punched d.p. circles accented with the medal dots. Your Dad is going to love it! What precious memories you share!

Terry said...

First of all WPSistah....you make me smile! second of all....your card is great!! I love how you used the red to accent the fish and the fisherman! It really brings the card together!

Thank you for remaining a Dazzler...it makes me happy that you are a part of this awesome group!!

Great job on the challenge! I know your dad will love the card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Sweet P, wow! We did almost he same thing with the fish on the line! How fun! I love your card. It is gorgeous. Very nice!!!

I am sure your dad will love it! Treasure him, as I know you do!

Hugs!!!

Marilyn said...

Fabulous card... love it!

Laura said...

Nice maculine card. Love the image, Have to get me one. My 16 year son loves fishing. But not from his DAD. He's doing a fine job learning with a friend. His friend has tought him how to clean a fish and everything else that comes with fishing. I'm 40 now And Im starting to enjoy it with my son. anyways have a blesssed week. Hugs, Laura

Carol W said...

wow, wow, wow....and wow again...great card sweet p...I love how you used the red to highlight the otherwise black and white card. The little circles on the bottom of the card (so clever)...you get two thumbs up for sure...Sweet memories from fishing with your dad...a wise and loving father for sure...(my dad did the same with me only I didn't learn to gut and clean fish...we made our brothers do that...lol)....thanks for the awesome card and sweet memories...♥♥♥

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. That is a great image and you used it so well with the plain image. Great man card.

djones said...

What a cool card. Love just the touch of red on the images and the red circle with the sentiment. The circles across the bottom are a wonderful touch.

Paige said...

Your papers and layout are perfect for this image! Classy card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this stamp set- have not used it in awhile though......AWESOME card!!!

Darlene said...

Love the red on this black & white theme, it really sings! What a great effect to cut strips of the two DPs for the background - brilliant idea! Also loved hearing of your memories with your father and learning to fish, we have that in common! I'll have to email you a funny story from my childhood about learning to fish!
Hugs, xoxo

Winnie said...

Such a great card. Love the background and the image and the fish! Loved your story. My late hubby taught me to fish,and it brought back a lot of fun memories. Lovely work.