Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Getting My Game On!

It's the 15th of the month and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and The Dueling Darling Dazzlers.  I'm on team Divas and our intrepid and spirited leader Kelly sent the Divas this awesome kit with the theme "Are You Game?!" in celebration of National Scrabble Week.  Well, the challenge was to try something new and the theme didn't have to be about Scrabble just any kind of game using the elements in the kit.  Here's a rundown of the kit:
Designer Papers
1.  Kraft/black playing card DSP: Graphic 45 "All Decked Out" and "Bits and Pieces"
2.  2 sided Yellow polka dot DSP:  Bo Bunny Vintage Buttercup
3.  Red Chevron DSP:  Glitz in Town "Yours Truly Chevron"
4.  The other yellow DSP:  My Mind's Eye "Nostalgia"
5.  Red and white lace DSP:  Jenni Bowlin "Lacy Border"
6.  Black and white DSP:  Jenni Bowlin "Deco Chain"

Kaisercraft Flourishes die cut wood pieces "Playing Cards" (mine was a spade)
Buttons from Basic Grey and American Crafts
Prima Flowers
Martha Stewart Glitter backless brads, Kaiser bling
Ribbons: black/white diamond check "Celebrate It", Yellow by PTI, Red and black from Offray

We were challenged too use at least two of the DSP, at least one ribbon, your wooden charm, one bling and one button.  Here's the card I made in answer to the challenge:
I love to play card games, board games and just about any kind of game so this was a fun challenge.
I used both pieces of the Graphic 45 DSP.  I cut out the "playing cards" from one and arranged in a fan shape like a playing hand.  My wood "spade" die cut was arranged over one of the spades on the "card" front while I placed a black bling on top of the other spade.  The "heart" and "diamond" on the other two "cards" were enhanced with a red bling.  This darling image called "Pair of Aces" is from Whipper Snapper.  I colored with Copic Markers to coordinate with the Graphic 45 DSP, added a ribbon bow to the bow on the lady's bow alond with the Martha Stewart glitter backless brad on her heart.  The ace of spades received a clear button with a twine bow over the largest spade. The image was layered over the playing cards with dimensionals. I decided to stick with the neutral theme of the Graphic 45 papers and add just a pop of color with the red ribbon, bling and a red cardstock panel. I think I managed to meet all the requirements of the challenge.  What do you think?

Please check out the other Divas starting with our leader Kelly here:
Barb: http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Carol:  http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
Jamie: http://butterflystamper71.blogspot.com/
LJ: http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/
Tami: http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

Then check out the Dazzlers starting with their leader Jeanette here:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Judy, I love it! The layout is awesome. Your (I think April calls it) fussy cut on the image is perfect. You really rocked this one and hit every mark. Great, great job!

  2. Love your fussy cutting!! Hmmmm....I think Tami stole my thought!

    Great take on Kel's challenge!

  3. Great card Judy! Very creative cutting out the image and adding the extras! That really gives it some extra interest! Fun, fun take on this kit.

  4. That is some great paper Kelly sent y'all! I love it! I love how you cut out the image too! Great card :)

  5. Judy--this card is so darn cute! I love that you cut out the image and the bow on the girlie is so cute!

    Thanks for sharing such a cute card and being a part of a great group of ladies!

  6. Omgoodness this is over the top FAB! You embraced this kit and created a masterpiece! I love how you paired the pair of aces with the playing cards in the paper .. Beautiful touches all through out! im so glad you are a Diva :) blessings!! Xxoxo

  7. awww sweet card and such a FUN image to play with!
    Love your layout Judy....very original!♥

  8. love this card Judy......I really like the muted color scheme you picked out to use. Very vintagy romantic!

  9. Love how you fanned out the cards just like a playing hand. Totally adorable the way you colored the image and added the bow! Love your card.

  10. Oh Judy! Your card is fabulous! I think it's great how you cut out the colorful image and placed it on a very subtle backgroud of muted colors. Awesome!!!

  11. Judy....what a fun layout! I love how it looks like you laid your hand down on the card!

    That paper is really pretty and I love how you cut out the image!

    Great job ☺

  12. Oh Judy, I love your take on this months challenge...great card and layout and the color scheme you used is wonderful....Well done my friend...well done...