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:
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.”
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 rescue....lol....but 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 them...it 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:
Thanks for visiting!! Have a great, blessed day!