Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Getting Twisty with a Dueling Darling Kit!

Hi everybody!
Today is Tuesday so you know...that means it's time to get twisted at www.twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.com

This week's challenge is to make a creation with a "chain" of some sort on it. Whether it be a literal metal chain or a row of bling, beads, punches as long as it resembles a chain. (go back to the kid in you when you made paper chains for the Christmas tree!)
The Twist is that your card needs to be tall or long.

Today is also the 15th so if you follow my blog you know that today is when the Dueling Darlings come out of our Crafty Closets and post some yummy goodness for you all to see!
This month for the Dazzlers team, Sweet P (Paola) sent us the most beautiful kit ever!
Here’s what was included in each of the Dazzlers’ kits  :
Ink : 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 butterflies 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 craft store.

Here's what I made....
 Now, to go along with the Twisted Tuesday challenge...my card has a "chain" of beads on the butterfly and a "chain" of blue paper beads across it. For the twist...my card is 3.5"x6.25".

I absolutely love this image! Great choice Sweet P ;) I so love how everything coordinates in her kit. I added the other die cut butterfly to the envelope.

Here's what our lovely hostesses asked us to do along with our cards......
When you upload and post your May Dueling Darling creation on May 15th , we would also like you to tell us what you love about May. 
 It could be your favorite activity, a special event or a favorite flower that you associate with. We look forward to seeing your offerings!

Well, I love quite a few things about May.
1. My birthday :)
2. Mother's Day (and I don't except combined birthday and Mother's Day gifts...they must be 2 separate gifts! LOL)
3. The pollen is finally starting to dissipate and I can enjoy my flower gardens more! 
4. School is ending. I love my kids being home and being able to be kids!
5. Our first of a few Vacations is coming up! Woooo! Whoooo! 

Well, that's it! I hope you enjoyed my combined challenges today.
I hope you get a chance to visit the other Dueling Darlings blogs. They are listed in my left sidebar.

Until next time...



Olga said...

This is drop dead gorgeous!!!!!! I have that stamp set too!

MiamiKel said...

How darling is this!! This is so fresh and beautifully done! I love all the small touches your card has and the image is colored to perfection. What a gorgeous design, the chain is a perfect addition ;) I'm smiling at this similar challenge this month and our combination cards, too :)

Thank you for being a wonderful Darling!! Xoxo

Barb said...

WOW--now I know why Jeanette hoped your card did not post on schedule................ Your card is absolutely stunning! I love all of the elements--and the chain part is perfect. Love the twisted part too!

AnnMarie said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details! Pretty, pretty, pretty! :)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! This is so lovely, Melina!! Love the gorgeous d.p. and how it sets the tone and enhances your beautifully colored image. Great design with the shape of the card. Love the chain of blue circles and the scalloped trim and the gingham butterfly with the beads!!! What a great card also to the Twisted Tuesday challenge. (Hmmm, I forgot to include mine in the challenge. Think I need to go back and do a little editing.)

Carol said...

What a great challenge! It looks like you rocked it. Love your card!

Carol W said...

What a great card Melina...love the chain of circles and the die cut butterflies...you used them in just the right places...I love how you colored the image and then cut it out in a circle...the softness right around the image really makes the flower pot, flower, bird and butterfly pop...great job my friend.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like the shape of the card and how you embellished it! It meets both challenges so well.

I especially like the way you colored and highlighted the image. That scapploped border is pretty awesome too!

The Other Patti Sue said...

So pretty... lovin your creative touches!

Darlene said...

Oh my Melina, this is brilliant! I adore how you colored the image and the sky and sponged edges are soooo pretty. This baby goes straight into my bookmarks for future reference! Your chain accent is really inspired too! Love all of it!!

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

Melina, your card is absolutely LOVELY! I love the chain you created on your elongated card... so smart of you to mix business (Twisted Tuesday) with pleasure (Dueling Darlings). ;)

I also loved hearing about the things of May that you love! You have a great list there!

April said...

I love that dp,; it just didn't fit what I was trying to do....so, I hoarded it!

Great card Melina!!

Liz Williams said...

Love this pretty May card and your soft choice of colors is so nice!

Payne Holler Cards said...

soooo pretty! takin in all the details! and lovin the colors too!

Carolina Little said...

Melina, this is an adorable card, not CAS at all, I'm surprised... you did an awesome job. Love that image as well!!!

~Paola~ said...

wowwwwww Melinaaa....this is a STUNNING card!!!I am so honoured you used my lil DDD kit for creating your Twisted Tuesday Challenge showcasing card..It is truly DA bomb!!Awesome coloring and sponging b/ground encased in nesties and chained by your signature circles...*WOW***LOve it!!:o)
so glad U are a dueling darling!♥
I am sure your day was as special as you are! ♥

Patty Gorka said...

Such a pretty card, Melina! Love your papers and your blue paper beads too! I like your envie as well :)

Anonymous said...

I love the sponging you did on the main image. Very nice.

Terry said...

Love how you colored your image!

Great layout and love the butterfly bodies ☺

djones said...

Pretty card. Wonderful coloring of the image. Love the size of the card.