Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Dueling Darlings are Celebrating......

UMBRELLAS!

March is National Umbrella month.....who knew?! LOL

The Dueling Darlings are a group of ladies I create with on Split Coast Stampers. We have a different hostess each round for the Dazzler team and the Diva team.
This round, Terry is the Dazzler's leader.
She and LJ (Diva's leader for this round) decided to send out kits that included umbrellas. That is such a cute idea! I had fun with this kit, even though I had to color the image 3 times and I'm not happy with the end result. uggggggg! My Spectrum markers didn't like the paper or something, they kept bleeding over the lines of the image. So, I had to color the image with my watercolor pencils. Well, I haven't done that in ages so I royally messed it up. Oh well.

Here's what I made:

I cut the image out after I finished coloring and matted it with some of the paper Terry sent. The flower paper I cut at an angle and then backed that with the pale blue paper.

The image is popped up with pop dots. All of the embellishments I used came in the kit along with the sentiment.

Thanks Terry for a wonderful kit! So sorry I am late in the day getting it posted.

Be sure to check out all the other Darlings creations. You can find their blogs listed in my left sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time...
Blessings...

 

10 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, I think you did a great job! The coloring turned out really good. It is highlighted with your perfect fussy cutting!

I like how you created the background. Very clever my friend!

MiamiKel said...

Oh this turned out just fine! I don't know what the other ones were like but this is spot on! I love the softness of the coloring :) Beautiful look to your blog, too! ♥

Carol W said...

What a great card Melina. I love the ribbon treatment. Great coloring as well...Way to go on a well done card.....

kadie said...

This is adorable. Love how you did the ribbon and brads.

~Paola~ said...

awwww....look at how many accessories you were able to use from the kit! ;) love the soft tone/coloring of the sweet image and that you fussy cut it too...yeahh!♥

Barb said...

Melina--I think your coloring is perfect. I love the softness of the image. Great layout and I love how you used the DSP.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Melina, this is so cute! Love how you cut out the image. Very pretty card!

Terry said...

LOVE the layout you used Melina!!

So sorry about the paper and your markers bleeding...not sure what happened....I think your image looks great and you shouldn't be so hard on yourself!!

Great card Melina!

Darlene said...

Melina, what a creative and original layout!! I just love it! The softly colored image is so wonderful against that deep red, it really makes it pop! Great job, as usual!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, Melina! So sorry I missed this last month. Love the dynamics of the layout, gorgeous colors, the ribbon treatment and the beautifully colored and cut out image!

So sorry you are under the weather and praying and hoping you come into the sunshine soon! HUGS!!