Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings ~ What Not to Wear Challenge

Okay, before you look at this card, I was so totally stumped by Jeanette and Kelly's challenge. They sent us clothing images (an image having something to do with clothing) and then sent lots of mismatched papers and embellishments. We had to sort through using what was in the kit to make a card. I will be the first to admit I was so lost and I don't like what I created.


There is so much stuff covered up on this card it's not even funny! Jeanette I did use all but 2 of the papers you sent...most might be covered over though.
It seems I don't have much fashion sense. LOL! The people on that TV show might be knocking on my door any minute telling me how bad I am!
For the sentiment (not the one on the American Arts, Body By stamp) I punched a piece from one of the papers and then the 100% is from a sticker sheet Jeanette sent. I love the floss she sent and thought with me making lots of circles on my card that the floss would look best left like it came to mimic the circle shapes. The doodle dots I made, I thought, brought a little unity to this very fussy card.

Now, there was 1 more challenge this month. J and K asked us to post a picture of ourselves or someone else depicting WHAT NOT TO WEAR.
Have you ever played a game at a Christmas party and thought "how embarrassing" only to find out that it made it's way online?!
This is my mother in law playing a game at a BIG family get together.

The object (or I think this was the object) of the game was to get as many balloons as you could into the stockings and then place the stocking over your head while singing your favorite Christmas song. The one to finish first, won. They were so goofing looking! I just had to get pics. I can't wait to make scrapbook pages of these! hahahaha

Be sure and check out all the other Darlings cards. Links to their blogs can be found in my left sidebar (toward the bottom). Thanks!
We also have a guest designer this month! Please check out Janet's blog found here!

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

15 comments:

April said...

Melina, it is a lovely card and you did great at the challenge! And what a challenge it was! I love how you doodled, especially adding the steam to the coffee cup!

The picture of you MIL is good for a giggle!! TFS

Barb said...

Melina--your card is very cute--love all of the colors. It looks like you had fun with the challenge!

Funny picture of your MIL--hope she thinks so too!

Janet said...

Melina, your card is so cute!! I love the layout and how you doodled!

And you MIL - her picture is CUTE!!

AnnMarie said...

I think you did a great job with this challenge!! Card turned out SUPER cute!! I like all the layers and stuff on it! Picture of your mom in law is super cute too! She sounds like a great sport! :)

MiamiKel said...

well done!! this came out great! (my phone just swyped greasy instead of great ...rofl!!!) love your use of purple and dimension and texture! i think it balanced out quite nicely..no need to fear the paper lol..you saw and you conquered!! xxoo

:: BlueInks :: said...

I like the colors that you used, Melina. They worked well. All of your extra touches, dots and dashes really tied the card together.

As for the game your MIL played well, I have never heard of that one and probably for a reason! Makes for good laughs and great photos.

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Melina! Love how you created circles with paper and the floss!! And you pix of your MIL is too funny! Great job with the challenge!!!

Darlene said...

Melina - you did a GREAT job coordinating these different elements into a well done card! Congrats, because I gave up, ha ha!! I love the circles and the loops of floss, they work well. Nice job!
Your MIL looks like a riot, what a fun game that must have been!

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

Melina, you are too hard on yourself! This card is fun, creative, and downright cute! I love the details... wow! What a great idea to add some doodles! You have GREAT fashion sense!

The picture of your MIL is priceless!

Thank you for participating in this month's duel!

Athina said...

I have always liked the image you have used! I bet you guys had a blast with the balloons and stockings! Sounds like fun!

RORO LEE said...

Congrats you on finishing the mission impossible! It's surely not easy and you made it!

Funny photo! It's a must save photo for scrapbooking!!

Terry said...

Great card Melina! Love the circles and the layout! I have to admit that when I took pictures of the inside of my card I realized that one whole DP was covered too....no where to be seen!!

Love it....and that pic of your MIL...does she know you posted that?? LOL!!!

~Paola~ said...

This card is FUN and full of details..in fact I consider it to be quite eclectic! Love what you did with the circles and the purple background really makes the whole esamble pop!
Great take on the challenge Melina! :o)

landofstamping said...

Another "uhhhh...wow?!?" card. LOL. Actually, I think you did pretty good. The card doesn't look that "mismatched". And the image is cute.

djones said...

Look at you making this great card. I love all those circles. Way to go using the orange twine. And great layout with the DP!