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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A dueling card at camp....♥

Hello Friends!
It's the 15th of the month again...that means that
it is DUELING time between the Dazzlers and the Divas :o)
This month, my friend Judy (a Diva) and I (a Dazzler) are co-hosting the duel and
came up with a Spring Theme. We also decided to send both teams the exact same images and sentiments, so we came up with this sweet darling image from SU
aptly named  'Serene Spring'


Above is what I included in each of the Dazzlers’ kits :
Immies were inked with: Memento Black & Archival Versafine Antique Sepia
Card Stock : Very Vanilla (SU) & White c/s from Wausau Paper Co.
Designer Papers : from Costco
Accessories : cut out butteflies from Sizzix BigZ Beautiful Butterflies ; pink daisy flower w/ pearl (from Jolee’sBoutique) ; 5 petal silk flower from Michaels ; styled vanilla hardware from (SU Hodgepodge) ; buttons and beads from my stash ;
pink/vanilla gingham ribbon & polka dotted ribbon from local craftstore.

For tecnique I added a lil steepling ,to my coloring, at the bottom of the pot...
This is what was requested from our respective teams:

                                      SPRING IS IN THE AIR! 

It’s May, that month when the earth bursts forth with new growth, new flowers, new bird song.  Other’s have described this time better than us. Here’s some favorite poems/quotes that reflect this theme:

“ The air is like a butterfly With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky And sings.”
Joyce Kilmer / Spring

“ Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us The very clouds move on.”
Heinrich Heine / Book of Songs

“ When April steps aside for May, Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fesh violets open every day: To some new bird each hour we listen.”
Lucy Larcom

We also asked our teams to include -alongside their May Dueling Darling creations-  what they love about the month of May.
It could be a favorite activity, a special event or a favorite flower that you associate with. We look forward to seeing your offerings! ♥

Wellllll....lemme tell ya....Hubby and I are presently camping and I am commuting back and forth twice a day to feed our cat,  go to work and to check my e-mails and favorite internet site aka SCS  ♥ *wink*. I didn't think I had  a chance to make my card and post today...but decided at last minute to take some supplies with me ,along with the May kit, and work at it while camping...mmmmm it turned out I started my card after 11:00 pm yikesss. I also realized I didn't even have a pair of scissors with me...mmmm...what to do?? As U can see kitchen scissors came to the I sure missed NOT having my nesties along!....I also didn't have any twine or floss to use on my buttons....sooo I turned thin strips of throw away c/s into 'thread ' which I now call  'faux-floss' I also used 'faux  floss' to make the butterfly centre 'threading' each bead into vanilla strips which I curled up the ends later on at home......Anyhow...considering I hardly had any items other than cardstock,  I would venture to say it all turned out ok afterall...;o)

My favorite things to do in May is to fully enjoy nature - aka go CAMPING! ♥
Love hearing the chirping of lil birds flying from branch to branch and watching relaxes me as I lay down with my favorite read and a beverage at hand *wink*...(Yes Darlene I kept my promise! *cheers* lol)
Yesterday afternoon I heard the calling of the majestic eagles....hubby and I were wondering if ,perhaps, the feathered mother was calling the young ones back to the nest as the call was quite persistant.....
This May I also love the fact that finally my whisterya is coming to full bloom and it looks spectacular!...(Spring sprang quite late this year in my neck of the world!)

Please check the rest of the Dazzlers and Divas's Dueling creations here:


Jeanette April Debbie Melina Michelle Terry Darlene Paola

Barb Carol Jamie Judy Kelly Laura Jean Tami

Thanks for visiting!! Have a great, blessed day!


Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Dear, darling, dueling partner, you really rock!! What a fantastic card. Love how you combined papers and embellishments. Your image is absolutely gorgeous, so beautifully colored, I especially like the multi colored flowers! That gingham butterfly with the beaded body is to die for! Your faux floss is the bomb!! And the inside is perfection. You really deserve extra kudos for completing this in semi-rustic conditions!! Super gorgeous card, my friend!!!
Enjoy your camping. Maybe, now you can relax!

MiamiKel said...

oh my word, your card has me speechless!! this is an absolute vision!! and to create this while camping ... you are my hero!! this is one of the prettiest kits, the paper alone is sheer sweetness but paired with the gingham butterflies and gems ...simply drool worthy :) nice staging, too ... love the wee bit of background i can see! dh took me camping in a tent .. never again, lol. you are so blessed to have your sweet ride!! :) enjoy, relax, and let the splendor of God's magestic beauty nourish your soul xoxo

jimlynn said...

Oh my, P.....this is so lovely and that little gingham butterfly makes me smile all over my face! Such a cute idea to do the beads for his body too! Wonderful card!!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness what a stunner this is...I love the colors and the dsp..the layout your amazing coloring...both the inside and the well as your clever use of faux are truly creative and resourceful..I'm absolutely loving the double butterfly on the front of your you mounted your saying and all the cute button embellies...this is truly a masterpiece...well done my sweet friend...well done...♥♥♥ mwahhh...

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a soft and sweet card! I so love the colors and layout. A+

Your faux floss is perfect for matching freaks like myself! Great idea and no additional purchase. A+

Taking perfect picture in natural light....A+

Um, that makes a grade average of A+ for this card!!!!

Barb said...

Paola--I love the colors your choose for your card--the colors are so soft and make a beautiful creation. I think the butterfly is the best part of the card--so darn pretty.

You did a great job with the challenge and even created it without a scissor!!!

Darlene said...

Oh Paola, I just love your card!! I should have thought of doubling up the butterfly die cut like you did, it looks so great like that! Your coloring is excellent. Thank you for making such a wonderful kit for us to work with this round! I truly love the image.

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

Oh my goodness!

First, let me tell you how much I loved your kit! WOW! There was sooooooo much to play with. I didn't even use a fraction of it. THANK YOU!

And your card - it is stunning! I love the way you colored the image... and the creative way you made faux thread. You are so clever!

Awesome job!!!

Melina said...

I love this kit Sweet P! Your card is gorgeous! I love your layout. Thanks for being a wonderful hostess this month! :)

April said...

Beautiful and your kits was to die for! Thanks so much for hosting this month!

Laura said...

wow!!! This card is a beauty. And you got very creative. With having just a few supplies.TFS

Margaret said...

wow! What a lovely card. That is a fabulous image and your coloring is amazing. Beautiful colors you used and a great layout! Love the added butterfly.

Paige said...

Such a sweet card! Love the gingham butterfly - too cute!

Terry said...

Another awesome creation WPSistah!! I love how you split the papers on the front and made the frame on the inside!

Love the layered butterfly!!

Great job....loved the kit BTW!!!

djones said...

So pretty. Love the beads on the butterfly. Love how you used so much of the kit.

Marilyn said...

Great card... love, love, love those colours and it's a fab image. Sort of a watercolour look to it.

haness said...

Vera poesiaaaa