Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cool and Creamy, A Dreamy Duel!

Oh, it's that time of the month again! Yeah! Another duel between the Dueling Darling team Divas and team Dazzlers on the 15th.  For this month our hostesses Barb for the Divas (my team) and Debbie for the Dazzlers chose the theme "Cool Creations"!  Barb sent this absolutely awesome kit super early for the July duel and it was chock full of yummy patterned papers by My Mind's Eye Collectable, delicious ribbons and twine, mouthwatering brads and buttons and the coolest Whipper Snapper image called Haagen-Daz Bear.  There was so much goodness I had a difficult time deciding what to use and after much deliberation here is what I came up with:

Of the 6 sheets of patterned paper I used 3 with and the reverse side of one of the three.  This cute little bear image was colored with Copic markers.  I used the Doodle bug Sugar coated white brads and the pink and green mini brads as accents on the scalloped matt border.  Two of the sugar coated brads I colored with my Copic markers to imitate the colors I used in coloring the ice cream.  It's a little difficult to see but those scoops of ice cream are shiny with Glossy Accents as well as the bear's snout!  I used the two ice cream cone brads to accent the striped panel.  The horizontal banner was wrapped with the baker's twine and accented with a bow made from the yellow ribbon.

I use this sketch by Jen Shults for Viva La Verve:
Our team leaders also requested us to share our favorite Summer Cooler.  I'm not sure if I have a favorite.  Lately I've had a real craving for chilled watermelon.  One of my favorite drinks on a warm summer evening is a Mojito.  I haven't had one in a long, long time so I'm thinking when we go on vacation next week I just might indulge!
Please check out the rest of my Diva teams creations starting here

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love to hear from you!!


  1. Judy, I really like how you used and layered the papers. They look really good together. I think your addition of the CE makes the ice cream look so yummy! Cute card.

  2. Judy, your card is adorable! I love how you colored the sweet image that Barb sent... and what a great sketch to use for your card. Love the brad placement, too. Just perfect!

    I'm glad we duel each month!

  3. I love how you die cut around your image! That's so cute how the ice cream towers above! Great creation Sweetie :)

  4. Judy--your card is too cute. Love how you used so much of the kit. Great use of the ice cream brads as well as the other brads on the scallops. I really like the layout you used and I did notice the shiny scoops!

    Thanks for the awesome creation that month--and keep eating watermelon!

  5. Oh my cute is this??? VERY VERY CUTE.. I love how you layered different die cuts behind the cute little bear..great use of the kit...Awesome job with this challenge....♥

  6. Wow Judy - your layout is fabulous! It really shows off the image and wonderful papers in the kit. I love how you colored and glossed the image, it really makes it stand out! Coloring the ice cream cone brads is a great idea too!

    Here's hoping that you get a Mojito while away! And also some cool, juicy watermelon - yum!

  7. Judy, your card is the essential summer card! Love how you did the ice cream - so realistic! Beautiful addition of all the elements included in the kit - beautiful all around!

    Have a wonderful time on your trip!

  8. Judy this card is fab! I really love the sketch you used. Beautifully colored image and I love all the layers . You perfectly tied and placed bow is so pretty! Great glossy accents!

  9. I absolutely love how you cut out the image to stick out above the oval! This card is so cute and I love how the ice cream looks so shiny and yummy!!!

    Great card!!!

  10. How is it that your ice cream looks so much taller than everyone else's?? Very cute card and great sketch. I love your dp choices

  11. Love this! FABBY ake on a great sketch!