"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

Friday, January 14, 2011

Duel - Round 6

Well it's time for another duel. That's right...the Dueling Darlings have dueled it out again this month. The Dazzlers received an awesome kit from Paola.

The theme for this month's duel was "Fun and Laughter Forever After." The image is Best of Luck from Penny Black. The birthday sentiment is from the Perfect Punches set from Stampin' Up! Then our kits included so much embellishment goodness it was incredible. There was designer paper from Daisy D called "Paisley Bloom" and doublesided designer paper from K & Company called, "Lovely." Our kit also included a paper doiley, three different strips of ribbon, candy dots, a button, rosettes, and several other flowers and gems. Like I said, so much embellishment goodness!!!

For my card I used SU Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Riding Hood Red cardstock. I loved the Paisley Bloom designer paper and had to use that. I colored the image with my Copic markers and my Riding Hood Red SU marker. To embellish my card I used the Riding Hood Red stripped grossgrain ribbon from SU, one of the rosette flowers (from Michael's), the self-adhesive candy dots by Pebbles, Inc. and then the paper doiley. I sponged around my image and on my doily with Crumb Cake ink to give it a little of a distressed looked. I used my large oval punch from SU for my sentiment.

Along with this awesome kit we received instructions that when posting our card we were to share a New Year's Resolution that we have NEVER kept so far but really want to. Mine is easy...learning not to worry about the things I don't have control over. Every year I want to learn how not to worry about those things I cannot control and yet, every year....I still worry. Will I ever learn?

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


:: BlueInks :: said...

What a funny image! :) Your card is very cute. I like how you detailed the tablecloth.

MiamiKel said...

So So cute! I love the doily you added behind the card - super nice touch, goes nicely with having a table in the image, too! SUPER job, Lil dj - absolutely fabulous card! xoxo

Terry Ladwig said...

Wow Debbie...you used soooo much of the kit! It's great!! Love the layout and how you used the embellies!! Great card!!!!!

April said...

I love what you did with the kit - it is so inspiring to see what we come up with when presented withthe same kit!!

Carol W said...

Wow, wow, wow, lildj...love your card. The layout is amazing and love how you sponged around the image...it really draws your eye right to the image...you did a wonderful job with this card..(as usual..)...great use of the kit and I agree with the learning how to not worry about things we can't control...I definately need to work on that one...hugs...♥

Barb said...

Great card Debbie--I love the image Paola sent to you--I have it and need to use it more often. I really like your layout and the colors you chose for the card! Love it--so darn cute!

Judy McMullen said...

Wonderful card, Debbie! This image is so adorable and you framed it so beautifully with all this gorgeous paper and embellishments!! Everything is just gorgeous!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, your card is wonderful, Debbie! I love it!!! Your coloring of the image and they way you set it off to the side. The sentiment on top of it is very fun. And all the details to absorb! Awesome job!

Good luck with your resolution this year... your's is not an easy resolution to keep, but I have confidence you can do it! Hugs!

Darlene said...

So much fun on a Saturday evening, hopping about checking out these creations with Sweet P's elements this round! Debbie, this one is great! Love the doily and all the extras. Super job!!!

~Paola~ said...

wowww Debbie..wonderful job done here g/friend! I {HEART} your layout w/the use of the doiley as part of the b/ground and the vertical strip of crumb c/s enhanced by the three red candy
dots and the lil paper rosettes is a great addition to the oval sentiment cleverly displayed between the image and the paper doiley.WONDERFULLY done!!!
Sooo glad you enjoyed the kit!♥

Jamie Sanchez said...

Awesome job 'lil dj! As with Melina's I love that doily and will have to try one out.