Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings ~ Plains, Trains and Automobiles


Yes! It's that time again!!!! It's Dueling time. Bring it on!

Little Ms. Debbie is the Dazzler's hostess this month and I adore the kits she sent!
Yes! I said "kits"! She sent two. It was hard to choose but this is what I created...

I embossed the the rust card stock she sent with my SU! square lattice folder. Then, distressed and inked it.
The K & Company paper is adorable! I distressed, inked and sanded that.
The little Kraftin Kimmie airplane stamped image was colored with copics then cut out and mounted atop a Natural white SU! piece of punched card stock. That's what my card base is also. I followed that with a matching piece at the bottom for my sentiment (using SU! Petite Pairs).
My favorite part of this card is my button "treatment". :) I used a MFT hot fudge button, cut a piece of the green ribbon and linen thread Debbie sent and made, what I think is a cute accent.

Thank you Debbie!

Debbie and Carol (the hostess for the Divas, our dueling team) asked us to share a memory of getting to our favorite holiday. An adventure you might say.

Well, the one that popped into my mind immediately when I saw this was a few years ago when North Alabama experienced a large amount of snow on Christmas Eve and Day. There were lots of roads closed and iced over. In my mind, we were going to have a relaxed Christmas at home and visit family at a later date. My husband however had other plans. He said "I've never not been at my Mom's at Christmas and this snow and ice is not going to keep me from doing so this year!" He was on a mission! So, we bundled the kiddos up, loaded them and the presents in the car and headed out. A trip that usually takes us 50 minutes, took us over 2 hours! We have to cross a very long, 4 lane bridge on the way that is quite elevated. It was super scary to say the least. Of course we made it and had a wonderful time with family, but I will never forget the "adventure" we had to take to do so.

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

14 comments:

kadie said...

Hi Melina!
I'm so excited to be joining you ladies in the Dueling Darlings!! Thank you for the warm welcome. :) Your card is fantastic! I love all the distressing and what a great idea to crumple and sand the DP. I love the vintage look to your card! Also adore how you've done the button and the ribbon--might have to "borrow" that idea!! :) HUGS

MiamiKel said...

Oh Melina what a great story! I am reminded of over the hills and through the woods to grandmas house we go :-) love the diatressing of your card .. So creative and gives the card great character :-) *Blessings!*

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Melina! Love the color scheme...so autumny! Love the distressed look on the the embossed panel and the dsp! Love the way you mounted the airplane on the circle panel and again echoing it on the sentiment panel..so beautifully balance. I really love the button treatment with ribbon and twine...Great job!!! Your Christmas trip adventure is one that will always remain in your memory!

Terry said...

Great card Melina! Interesting techniques used on the papers from the kit!

I do love the button treatment ☺

I do not like driving in snow...so your story made me think that I am not looking forward to winter!!

Great job this month!!

April said...

I love how the circle makes your airplane pop! What a great way to use all the elements of this grand kit!

I will be casing how you did the button treatment ;-)

Darlene said...

WOW! Just look at all that texture! The end result is stunning! I love you innovative embellishment with the ribbon, twine and button. And the circles behind the airplane and for your sentiment are nice touches.
Yikes, what a scary trip that must have been! My SIL lives in northern AL and I remember the Christmas you're talking about, it really knocked them for a loop!

Barb said...

I like the wintage look to your card--great layout too! I think the kits you guys received are so darn cute!

Athina said...

What a great rustic feel on this card. I love it! I can only imagine what a scary trip that must have been.

Carol W said...

Oh Melina...I love your card...I really like the kit you used...I also, love your story about getting home at Christmas...Reminded me of the Garth Brooks Christmas song...
Great card...I'm so glad we are darlings together...hugs..

:: BlueInks :: said...

Melina, your ideas really came to fruition on this card. It turned out great. I really like the textures and like you, the button rocks!

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

Melina, your card is FABULOUS! I do love the embellishment you made... I also love the way you distressed the papers and embossed, too... and I love the white piece behind the plane to make it really stand out! AMAZING!

Loved reading your story... and had to laugh at how you and your DH had different ideas of what to do in the Christmas storm. Glad you made it safely and can tell about it!

~Paola~ said...

whoawwwwwww Melina!...
such originality all rolled into your card...love the vintage/shabby sheeck feel you applied here...very unique! I particularly like how you positioned the cute cut out plane on a circle ove rthe whole ensamble...and the way U did the ribon/button treatment...*awesome*!

djones said...

Melina I love how you distressed the look of this card. I should have thought of that? It's great with this dp and image. Really like what you did with the linen thread, ribbon and button. You are clever.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Melina! Love the colors & texture....TFS!!!