Today is round four of the Dueling Darlings monthly duel between team Divas and team Dazzlers. This month the theme is Thanksgiving and Gratitude. Our hostess Barb for the Divas sent our team this fabulous card kit highlighted by this lovely Horn of Plenty image by Whipper Snapper along with a beautiful sentiment by stampabilities that is not visible on the front of my card. This kit was packed with so many treasures: 4 sheets of Indian Summer d.p. by Basic Grey, gorgeous ribbons one of which was a lovely fiber, 5 felt leaves of various colors, orange gems, colored buttons and colored brads. Wow! What riches to choose from!!
I chose to use a variation of a sketch from Taylored Expressions (TESC133) for my layout. And used all 4 sheets of the d.p., one of which I bordered punched with my Martha Stewart maple leaf punches. Through this punched layer I threaded the multi colored sheer ribbon. My image was colored with copic markers, die cut with Nestibilities labels 4 die, sponged with Melon Mambo ink and edged with a leaf green copic marker. The felt leaves were strung on the fiber ribbon and three buttons from the kit were adhered to the bottom of the card.
We were asked to think of one person we were truly grateful for this year as we were creating our cards. This was a difficult task for me to single out one person because there are so many I am grateful for and many of them my dear friends here on SCS. What finally stood out for me was my dear, sweet sister-in-law who was so generous with her time, her treasure and her home in assisting my DH and me during my DH's illness this year. This card is dedicated to her for all the love and care she has given us over the years!
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Mon, Nov 15, 2010 @ 1:48 PM
Holy Hanna Judy....great card. I love the way you used the nestie and wove the ribbon through...great layout...great use of the kit and awesome dedication to your sil...the whole post is a priceless treasure...
~~~Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins...~~~
ohhhh wowww!...what a genial idea to showcase such greatly colored fall image with a punched out frame AND sheer ribbon intertwined aound the frame!! Absolutly fantastic Judy,you outdid yourself! Loveee the distressed look and the multilayers to this fab card!!!*tfs*
...and YES.....U NEED to start your own blog darlin...Carol and I are the proof that CAN be done!*luve ya!*:o)
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Sat, Nov 27, 2010 @ 5:05 PM
Oh Juds, I'm so sorry I missed this month's round - Barb sent us the most beautiful of kits! And yours is just breathtaking! You are truly an artist in your own when it comes to seeing the paper and knowing exactly what to do with it :) IT's such a joy to visit your gallery - great big ol smiles appear on me with each of your creations! (and when I'm really lucky to get one IRL! How I wished for your boat, lol!) Love ya girlie! xoxo