Monday, April 15, 2013

Dueling Darling's "It's All About Flowers"

It's April 15th and time for another duel between the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  This month April Diva Tami and Dazzler Darlene chose the theme "It's All About Flowers"!  Tami sent the Divas this terrific kit chock full of paper yumminess! ( yumminess a word?)  Well it certainly feels yummy to look at all the gorgeous papers, stamped images, ribbon, twine, eyelets, bling and buttons punched/die cut flowers and shapes and a darling die cut wood piece. And that doesn't include the special little packet with the Riley image she included just for fun. Here's what I came up with:

Even with all the wonderful paper crafting goodies at my disposal I chose to go a little clean and simple so I only used the Doodlebug Design Bon Bon designer paper which was one of four d.s.p Tami sent. I colored two of the Delta Creative SunflowerII images with my Copic markers and fussy cut the whole image out and then fussy cut only the large sunflower on the second image.  Mounted both with dimensionals on the layered die Nestability die cuts.The picture really doesn't display the dimensional look that well but I love the way it looks IRL. LOL!  I sponged the edges of all the panels with Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo".  On the lower panel I used 3 of the eyelets from Tami's kit and die cut the "Bloom" sentiment with another nestability die, sponged it with 2 Stampin' Up inks in Barely Banana and Daffodil Delight and T.H. Vintage Photo.  The layout is based on this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
Tami also asked us to share what a favorite flower is.  I don't have one favorite...I love most flowers...but my favorites are sweet peas, tulips, lilacs, daffodils and roses! Now that I live in the AZ desert I can't really grow most of my favorites that were in my WA yard although we do have roses blooming right now and a Persian Lilac that does well here in the desert. Here are pix of roses blooming now in my yard:

Please check out my Diva teammate's creations here:


And the Dazzlers here:


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