Monday, July 15, 2013

Cool Creations

It's Dueling time again!
Yep, the Dueling Darling teams (Divas and Dazzlers) are at it again. This time the theme is Cool Creations. Debbie sent the Dazzler team one cute kit. I love all the yellows and pinks in there....and that image! Just too cute. 

Here's what I made:

Okay, so I hope you can tell what I did at first glance of my card but if it's not evident.....I cut the image smaller than usual and put the neat little straw accent behind it at an angle and then placed the flower embellishments on the corner of the image to make it look like the glass, with the straw and flower on the edge of the glass?.....get well, I tried. :)

I loved working with this kit Debbie!
I wanted to do a strip of the dp at an angle (like I've been seeing all the popular girls do *giggle*). I liked that so much that I added a piece of the ribbon she sent on the bottom edge of the panel too.

I colored my image with Spectrum markers. I do believe the wood was weathered all in the same place on the front of that cute lemonade stand. (duh......I'm so blond when it comes to shading).

Debbie asked us to name our favorite summer time treat along with our post today. Mine would have to be watermelon. My daughter and myself are the only ones that eat it in our house (the boys gag.....they can't stand it) so when we get one....we eat on it all week! :) Yummmmmm!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please check out the other Dueling Darling creations for this "cool" theme. Their blogs are listed in my left sidebar.

Supplies in kit:
DP & Ribbon:  Ice Cream Parlor by Stampin' Up!
Image:  Good Ol' Summertime by Stampin' Up!
Paper Straw: A Muse
Buttons & Flowers: SU! and Michael's or Joanns
Craftworkcards Candi – pink dots
Until next time...



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

Melina... well look at you! Doing what all the popular girls do (*giggle*) with your DP! I love it! I also noticed your "glass" immediately - with the straw, it was easy to see! Love love love your card!!!

I'm so glad we duel together each month. You certainly add fun to the DAZZLE!

Barb said...

Melina-your card is too cute. I love how you used so much of the kit that Debbie sent to you and the image just puts a smile on my face. Great colors and I love how you put the background items on an angle!

Thanks for the awesome creation this month--and keep enjoying watermelon!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Super cute card! I like the little boy's hair color!!! I see where you were going with the glass - it turned out great.

Carol W said...

Melina, I love your card and the I love how you angled the dsp....great job on this challenge...

Darlene said...

What a great layout! "Popular girls", huh? hahahahaha! Love your angled DP with the ribbon along side the edge! Great coloring of the image too (and sure, the wood could weather all along the same strip).

Very creative to make a glass out of the image! Love that too!

Zella said...

I'm a big fan of watermelon too - one of my favorite summer treats. Your card is adorable and yep - it sure does look like a glass.

MiamiKel said...

Oh so,gorgeous!! Melina I love your card design, the papers off center is brilliant! Fun burst of color!

Blessed to be dueling with you!!

djones said...

Cool card! I really like how you have the ribbons going diagonally and how you used the image, straw and flowers to look like a glass. Brilliant idea!

Terry said...

Very cute!Love the way you colored the image!

~Paola~ said...

wowww...such a 'fresh' and cool summer how you used most of the showcase very well indeed!♥
(I have yet to make mine...*sigh*)