Friday, October 15, 2010

Let's Duel!

It's time for another Dueling Darlings Challenge! Can you believe it's the middle of October already! Where in the world has this year gone?! Wow!

This month for the DDDazzlers, Lil' DJ was our hostess. She sent the cutest kit. I loved all the elements even though I didn't get to use them all on my card. She sent bunches of goodies! I've never seen the image that she sent.....It is darling!!!! ;-) Thank you Debbie!!!

So, I decided to go with a 6"x6" card base, but, my card is just a litttttttttle different....


In the kit was this adorable patterned paper. Debbie was so kind to cut it where there was an entire doll on it. So, I had to cut it out and make it a part of my card. That's why I had to make the card base 6x6! This cute little doll is not so little! hahaha But, I just had to use her!
Deb asked us to use a treasure of our own, on our creations. Okay, so I forgot....I'm blond!!! But, after thinking about it I do have a treasure on the card. I just received it, it was in the kit, that technically makes it mine right?! Yeah, I know that's not what you were talking about Deb, sorry. Anyway, the patterned paper doll is my treasure. I just couldn't bare to cut her up!!!!

Here's a pic of how you "open" the card...


The ribbon, flower and button were all in the kit along with the paper that is backing my image. There was also another piece of grosgrain ribbon and some brads. I'll get to use these on another project ;-)
I used Not Quite Navy for my card base. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and SU! markers.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! And, don't forget to stop by the other Darlings blogs and galleries to see what they created! I'm on my way to find out now!

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Melina...you are so creative. Love how you used the DP. Great card!

Barb said...

Melina--such a sweet card! It is just darling, like the group!

MiamiKel said...

What a sweet card, Melina! Very creative use of the paper and love your layout - fabulous!

djones said...

Wonderful idea to cut the doll out of the paper. I never thought of it!!! You are soooo smart! I love the card. You did a wonderful job.

Jamie Sanchez said...

This is a great card! I love how you used the big doll... very creative!

Moira said...

Adorable!

Love the colour combo!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Melina, oh my! I would have never thought to cut out the doll......... I sure wish I were that creative, cuz it is gorgeous that way!!! I love your unique fold/layout. Your card is perfect!!!

Terry said...

Very nice Melina....love the way the card opens!

Judy McMullen said...

Melina, your card is gorgeous! I love your cut out doll...great way to use the d.p.!!!

~Paola~ said...

awww Melina...we thought alike!:o)
Luve that U used the 'doll' in a larger sized card as well...makes me feel less 'lonely'..lol
and the way your card opens up is very clever...well done.
Beautiful fun card my friend!! yeahh!

Carol W said...

Wow Melina, great card. I love the clever opening and the great way you used the kit...fun,fun, fun card...WOW!!!

April said...

Oh Melina!! I love what you did with the kit!! I left mine pretty big too!! WOOT WOOT for the Darlings!

BlueInks said...

I love how you open the card! And that you cut the big girl out. Cute.

Benzi said...

So creative and adorable! Love that dp. Melina, I had no idea you had a blog..where have I been? LOL
I would have become a follower a long time ago if I had known. We Bama girls have to stick together.

marsha said...

Wow Melina, this is just awesome! I love the technique and your image is colored beautifully!
Hugs,
Marsha

April said...

Wow....what a fun kit!

Colleen said...

Very neat!