"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Monday, January 14, 2013

January Dueling Darlings

The Dueling Darlings are battling again!  This month with "Book Blitz Month."  And the kits we received from our hostess, Terry, (for the Dazzlers) was terrific!!!! 

The kit included:
Image - MFT - Who's That Girl "Well Read"
Paper - Basic Grey DP "Study Hall", DCWV brown solid, Fancy Pants "Fridig"
Accessories: CTMH Baker's Twin, Buttons - Dress It Up "Lone Stars", Nailhead Metal Stickers - Mark Richards from Hobby Lobby and brown ribbon from Terry's stash.

And I loved, loved, loved, the designer paper.  I used the designer paper with the books underneath the image and then flipped a small piece of it over and punched out the flowers using my SU! flower punch and added the metal stickers for the flower centers.  Image is colored with my Copics.  I added some white and Choclate Chip cardstock for the card base and first layer.  (Sorry the picture is not too great - bad lighting!)

I have several favorite authors and I LOVE to read.  My favorite reads are Christian fiction - suspense novels.

And here is my card for this month's duel:

Thanks for stopping by!  Please see my side bar and check out all the Dueling Darlings blogs for their "Book Blitz" creations.


Darlene said...

Wow, oh wow! I just love the flowers!! So very smart and creative to make them like that! The eyelet border punch is very pretty also. Glad that you triumphed ove Blogger's issues. Your card is fab!

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

Oh, Deb... this card is FABULOUS!!! I love the way you colored the image... and how very clever of you to make flowers out of the DP. So smart!!!! Love to hear about your reading preferences, too.

You dazzled us! ;)

Carol W said...

Wow, Lildj...what a great card. I love the coloring, layout, colors you chose and the border on the front and on the inside as well...great job with this challenge...I love how you colored the image as well....awesome card...((hugs))

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, this card makes me want to go read! I totally agree with the sentiment.

Your layout is just perfect to showcase all of the neat DP's and embellies.

Great job!

Terry said...

Very creative way to use the back of the book DP...love the flowers! I wish I could have sent a bigger piece for you all to use!

Great layout and great way to decorate the inside!

I am glad you enjoyed working with the kit and I am glad that you are a Dazzler!!

Barb said...

Debbie--I will start this the same as what I wrote in the other Dazzlers--no wonder so many of you were so excited to make this card--I LOVE that image!

I love how you added the flowers under the brads--too cute! I want to read on the big, comfy couch too!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Love your card, Debbie! That dsp is so perfect as is that great MFT image and sentiment for this month's theme. BTW, beautifully colored image. Love the punched flowere with the metal centers and the die cut borders both inside and out!!! Thanks for sharing your reading pleasures!

Melina said...

I love how you used the patterned paper! This is very cute. :)

April said...

Wowzers! Love that you made the flowers from the reverse! Great idea! Fantastic coloring...and, mysteries of some sort seem to be our favorites!

MiamiKel said...

Awesome card, Deb!! This is super pretty and you did a great job! x0x0

Big hugs and thanks for a wonderful duel this month! x0x0

~Paola~ said...

I don't see a comment from me...oh noo!
I need to knowwww when I mess up and miss out...so sorry about thst!!!:( I absolutly love what you created here and wished I posted love sooner...