April 15, 2013

Dueling Darlings - April

Hello and welcome to the Dueling Darlings April posting!   You will love what you see from our SCS group of Dueling Darlings.  Their blog links are on the right sidebar.

I am fortunate enough to host this month for the Divas.  Darlene, is the hostess for the Dazzlers.  We kicked around some ideas and Darlene came up with the theme of flowers and we ran with it. 

We also asked each of the girls to share their favorite flower in their blog post.   I am not so much of a flower girl, I mean I know your basics but when you forget to water them, they all look the same....dead!   LOL  So, my favorite flower would have to be a tulip.  Simple and pretty!

Since I am in my 'use what'cha got' phase, I dug out a seriously old stamp.   It is Sunflower ll by Delta Creative.  I did need to get some paper to have have enough for everyone.  Shopping, darn! I even used a button, Kelly!  I cut my sunflower from the original stamp to adhere it to the wood tag, colored it up and used Crystal Effects by Stampin' UP!   Now that bottle of Crystal Effects is so old it is a wonder it still works!  I do like working with it though.  It creates a great texture and brings richness to the colors.

Of course the papers reminded me of wood, then of country themed things, then it made me think of Country Music, so I had to listen to this song.  It total makes me laugh when I hear it!


Thanks for stopping by....

Card entered in the following challenge:  Make it Monday

18 comments:

Barb said...

Outstanding Card Tami! I love the layout and how you used so many of the elements in your card. I really like how you cut out the flower and the placement of the ribbon.

Thanks for the wonderful kit that you sent! I am so glad we are both members of this wonderful group of ladies!

Melina said...

love all your different elements to this. great tag and ribbon :)

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

What a fun layout on your card - with the slanted piece, the flower and all the details.

I loved seeing the cards of all the Diva's (your kit was wonderful - as was Darlene's!) Love the challenge! So glad we duel together each month!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Tami, you rocked this duel with both your wonderful, gorgeous, fantastic kit and this terrific, unique and dynamic card! You just blow me away with all the elements from the kit you used from the twine wrapped on the dsp panel, to the flowy ribbon, to the eyelet embellished sentiment panel,to the gorgeous sunflower highlighted with the crystal effects, to the button to all with those awesome designer papers! Thank you so much for the kit, the inspirational card and, most of all, for you friendship! Love and hugs!!!

Loz said...

Fabulous card and colors. I saw this on MIM..Loz

kadie said...

Tami, where do I start is describing all the ways I think this card is AWESOME! I love the panels--how genius--great use of twine too. And the way you've used that chipboard is so creative and gives me some much needed ideas--cause I was at a loss, I'll admit. The curled ribbon is FAB and the way you've colored your sunflower is GORGEOUS. Beautiful card!! And thank you so much for wonderfully kit this month! Hugs, kadie

kadie said...

P.S. chicks dig it...LOL...you always make me smile

April said...

I am green with envy over the kit you sent.....just beautiful!
I adore that pece of ribbon. And, I do love the stamp.....and who doesn't like a lil bit of Chris Cagle thrown in? He does put on a good show!

~Paola~ said...

wowww! where do I start?? sooo many details in this fabby card....love loveeeee the layout and how U implemented all that great d/p ...I think my favorite embellishment is how U showcased the ribbon....such cool way to display it!!Great card!!♥

Terry said...

What a great kit you sent out Tami! I love your layout and how you used your ribbon! Great papers and great image you chose for this round! Love it!

Watched the video you attached...brings back lots of fun memories!

Liz Williams said...

A great card and always love a sunflower.

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful and dynamic - so much going on at once, it takes a moment to take it all in! Gorgeous card design!

THank you for your awesome kit - I had fun playing with the beauty of it this month :)

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

Cindy said...

Wow, this beautiful! I love it! It's so unique and the colors are perfect! Just stunning!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday!

Cindy

Carol W said...

Tami, your card is beautiful. I love how you used the ribbon on the front. That ribbon was awesome to work with as well...your sunflower on the front is colored so pretty...you rocked this for sure...Thanks for the awesome kit...it was so much fun to work with...♥

Darlene said...

My my my...isn't this a fantastic card?!! I absolutely love the creativity and originality of the layout and how you masterfully combined all of the varied elements!!! (I could never do that so well)

Hats off to you this round! This card is over the top!

It was fun hosting with you again. Still thinkin' we make a great team. Hugs!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.

Hugs,

Julia

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous, luv the bow, flower, and the bloom sentiment...awesome card! hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Liz Williams said...

You have added so many wonderful things onto this card and it is fabulous. Your design is excellent and I love your combination of patterns, images and textures.