Monday, April 15, 2013 the Garden?

Hi all!

It's tax day.....blah

So, we dueling darling ladies decided to make it DUELING DAY! :) That's a good thing.
Each month on the 15th I get to show off what a Darling sent me in the mail!
This month for the Dazzlers team our hostess was Darlene. Her kit she sent was wonderfully Springy!

Here's what I made with it
I love the soft colors of the kit contents!
When I first saw the delicate trim she sent I had no clue how I was gonna get it to stay on my card without you being able to see the adhesive behind it. So, I placed it on the card where I wanted it and used old trustworthy Scotch tape on the inside flap of the card to keep it in place. :)
My sentiment is from a celebration stamp set from CTMH.
I colored my image with Spectrum/Noir markers.

Darlene's kit included:
Image:  SU's Sweet Seasons (2004) stamped with Tuxedo Black on Conqueror Diamond White CS
Papers:  SEI's Field Notes pack
Doilies from my local supermarket!
Bakers twine from Can You Digi It?
Glitter brads from SU
Dragonfly Brad from Creative Impressions
Fabric Alpha Tabs from Letter Press
Adhesive gems from K & Company
assorted banner etc. labels from Martha Stewart
Green leaf tags: unknown
non adhesive little gemstones by Paper Studio
Mini clothespins from A Muse Studios
lacey ribbon from local sewing store 

I didn't get to use half of the kit she sent so many wonderful things! Thanks Darlene for being a wonderful Dazzler hostess this month!
I'm heading to the other Dueling Darlings blogs (located in my left sidebar) to see what they created with their "gardening" kits this month. :)
Until next time...


Barb said...

Melina--your card is so pretty. I love the soft colors and all of the accents you used are perfect.

Thanks for being a member of this fun group of ladies.

:: BlueInks :: said...

All of your pretty layers look so good! I really like the colors and how you placed the doily.

Great job!

Judy McMullen said...

Your beautiful card is a lovely reflection of your blog background, Melina! What a beautifully colored image! Love how you set it off with the lacey doily, soft dsp panel and the lacey ribbon...So pretty! Your sentiment banner and with the "joy" stamped below..the perfect compliment! Love it!!

kadie said...

Beautiful card, Melina! Love how you colored up your image, how you used that fab lacey ribbon and the placement of the doily. Cute idea for brad placement too! Hope you have a great week! hugs, kadie

April said...

Melina ~ a perfect card, girl!

You colored up the image so well (I love these markers, btw)! And, I love how the strip of dp works so well in the background!

~Paola~ said...

This card is awesome! Cool and classy and so well colored too!!♥

Terry said...

Great layout and coloring Melina!

Love the CAS look to your card and how you put it all together!

Love it!

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

Oh my goodness, Melina, your card is so delicate and beautiful! Love the coloring... and your layout is perfect!

I'm glad we duel together!

MiamiKel said...

OH Breathtaking coloring - looks like a scene from a storybook! Lovely use of the kit - classic and lovely!

So happy that you are BLOOMING this month with the DDD! xoxo

Carol W said...

Wow, Melina...what a wonderfully soft and pretty card...I love how this turned out...

Darlene said...

Wow, Melina! What an amazing card! So soft and delicate! Good thinking on the lacy ribbon :) That is a very pretty script on the sentiment too. You really rocked this round and I'm so glad that you had fun with the kit!

Zella said...

So soft and pretty!