February 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings Guest

There are a group of girls on the SCS site that come together monthly to create and have a lot of fun with a creative duel of cards. The group is named the Dueling Darlings.   From the collaborative group, they have divided into individual teams.   The individual teams are known as the Dazzlers and the Divas.  

Every month there is a different hostess from each team.   The two hostesses decide upon a common theme and then the duel begins!   Each hostess creates a card kit for their team and distributes it.   From there each team has the same theme, but different kits to create from, thus the duel.    Both teams have a specified date to post their dueling card.   It is so fun to see how the two card kits differ.  As well as within a given group with the same card kit, the different outcomes of the final project.

I was fortunate enough to have been asked to be a guest on the Diva team for the month of February!  How lucky am I?!  

I received my card kit from, Jamie.  It was full of the February theme of love.  The quote Jamie sent with her kit was:  "I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear."   Martin Luther King, Jr.

So with a little love in mind, I went to work!   I had a totally fab kit to work with.   There were so many items; I could not use them all.   I tried to put as much on as possible though!!!  

I know, so not super original, but I thought with the theme of love, I would start with an 'L' on the card.  The image is from Inkadinkado, Animal Hearts.   I chalked the image and used Crystal Effects and Stickles to accent it.   There were four different types of DP, so I tried to incorporate them all.....even the little DP from the kit topper.   I do hope that I did the kit some justice.  

I had a great time being a guest and am thankful to have been asked.   Please check out the other wonderful creations from the Dazzlers and Divas at the links below.


Jeanette  Melina  Debbie  Michelle  Terry  Paola  April


Kelly  Joan  Carol  Barb  LJ  Judy Jamie

Love   ♥♥♥   Love   ♥♥♥   Love   ♥♥♥


Terry Ladwig said...

Tami...I am sooooo glad you are a Diva! I love your card...and love the way you cut out the image! Very different from all the others!

Can't wait to see what you're going to do with the coming challenges!

April said...

I love how your ducks seems to be floating thru the sea of love!! Great take on Jamie's kit - welcome to the duel!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What an awesome card, Tami! You really rocked this challenge with your terrific layout focusing on the letter "L". Love how you cut out the image and put it on the "L". Great us of papers and embellishments...Outstanding!!
Thanks for joining the Divas this month!!!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

Oh, I love what you did with this card, I have to use it in one of my swaps. I love, it, I love it.

Barb said...

Great card--love the design and we are very happy to see you as a guest!

~Paola~ said...

oh my gosh!! Tamiiiiiii this card is absolutly,categorically *PERFECT*!!I absolutly like the fact that you used L shaped c/s to feature 'love'...the ducklings are absolutly adorable all cut out and 'floating...this card has the total package...what a winner!
♥♥♥ Welcome to your first 'duel'...it's sooo awesome to have you being a part of the Darlings too!♥♥♥

Carol W said...

Oh my Tami, love how you used this kit. It is OUTSTANDING...so well done. You so cleverly and tastefully used so much of the kit and I love the layout of this card. Glad you are joining us on a regular basis...your cards are awesome...♥♥♥

dweatter said...

Great card. I love the folded back corner on the layout, with the added sentiment there. And all the glitter is perfect. Welcome to the duel my friend, glad to have you here!

MiamiKel said...

Cutttttttte! What a stand up job, my friend -love the little balloons peeking off the immie - gorgeous layout and lovely design :) I'm just tickled pink that you have joined us this month and cannot wait to see what you create next month - Welcome aboard, sweetie! x0x0

Darlene said...

Tami, this is stunning! I LOVE the giant L used to set off the image! How fun and clever! The sparkly hearts are great accents, there's a lot to look at here, but it all ties together perfectly!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... this is precious! Love the image and embellishments... love your card! I think it is awesome the way you did the corner treatment. Great job!!!

Jamie Sanchez said...

As will all the others, I am totally late but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card. The L is absolutely genius. Thank you for playing along with us and I'm looking forward to having you on our team!