Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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 It's time to Duel it out!! Our theme this month is "Bring Out the Kid in You."  And, the challenge is to use something we'd find with toys....

Jeanette was out hostess this month and send a fabby-tabby kit!! 
It included: Image by Me and My Big Ideas; Kelly & Annie
                  Sentiment by Hero Arts; Good Friends
                  DP by DCWV (teal), EK Success (Scrabble) and My Mind's
                       Eye (floral)
                  Embellies: Darice rhinestones, Gartner Brides Table Confetti
                       paper flowers (not used), It's in the Bag silk flower (not
                       used), SU! Blushing Bride Stiched Polyribbon (not used),
                       a flower brad from an unknown vendor, and the Scrabble
                       tiles.

Here is my card!  I decided that an easel card would be best to show off the elements I chose to use.  There were so many things in the kit that I already have another card in the works....




And, to tell you how I undertook the challenge.  The three little blossoms on the right of the sentiment were made using melted crayons.  It is one of the fun things I remember doing when I was young - melting crayons on the edge of the road.  Before y'all have a fit over that - I grew up in the middle of nowhere and it was so long ago that traffic was almost non-existent....LOL  I admit that I melted the crayons in the microwave for this, but same priciple!
pleas

One last picture to show that Atlas was enamored with my card. 
She just had to have her picture taken~

Please take the time to visit the other Dueling Darlings!
Dazzlers          Divas

April (me)         Barb
      
Debbie              Carol

Jeanette             Jamie

Melina               Joan

Michelle                Judy

Paola                Kelly

Terry                    LJ

Darlene              Tami

Thanks for stopping by!
Huggz,
April
 

21 comments:

Tammy said...

I love this card! I especially like the scrabble board as your sentiment.

Lone Pine Designs said...

What a great idea...I love this scrabble card!

Lauren Brown said...

Gorgeous card April !! So is Atlas !!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Woo Hoo! What a fantastic card, April!!! I love how the Easel card is filled with delightful elements! You've done an amazing job! No wonder Atlas was enamoured! And look at those melted crayon flower blossoms! WOW!!! Such fun!!!

Now please tell me you never ever played on railroad tracks! Oh the dangers!!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is such a sweet and fun little card!!!!Love it, the melted crayons and Scrabble pieces just perfect for this little game card. I think kitty wants to play Scrabble....:)

MiamiKel said...

Aw, look at Atlas! She is a good friend! :) Melted crayons - check you out!!! I did that, too - okay, I still do this today - there is one in front of the zoo that has my name all over it, even the stroller wheel from someone that ran it over ... my kids say "mommy, look!" every time we go there! (it WAS an accident, lol, I just didn't stop to pick it up and well, there you go!) You card is so full of fun and detail and love the easle card look to it so we can take it all in- one of your finest, April! x0x0

Barb said...

Great card--love the colors and how you used to scrabble pieces. Looks like you all got an awesome kit from Jeanette--and I am so excited to check them all out! I also love your story and the photo of your fur baby!

Michelle said...

Cute card! Love the easel layout, what a great idea. Love the idea of melting the crayons.

djones said...

Great easel card April! Love the melted crayon idea. And you got a word out of your tiles - YAY for you!!!

Griperang/Angela said...

What a fun card, I love the way scrabble was used here and love the flowers and colors

Melina said...

How cute! I love your fold and the letters you used :)

Ms. Earlgrey said...

April, I loved how you placed the sentiment, and I love how you placed all the colors, but what did it for me, was the intensive stare of your kitty, studying how much work you put into the card.

Joan

Judy McMullen said...

Awesome card, April! Love the easel card and how you incorporated the kit elements...so fun!! What terrific flowers made with melted crayons...so creative!!! How about a tutorial on that technique??? Absolutely love your card...YEA!!!

Lola said...

So cute and perfect sentiment!!

kadie said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Omgoodness, April! The layout is fab and I love the way you used the scrabble tiles. AND the message inside is oh-so sweet. Fab card!

BlueInks said...

What a fun card! Love the layout. I too melted crayons, but not so good. They were in my dad's lunchbox on our trip to Disneyland. Bet he had wished he flew us there! LOL

Terry said...

Oh April...that is so cute!! I love it ☺ The melted crayons are cool....I want to try it :-) Do you think Steve will mind?? We'll see!!

Great Job ☺

Carol W said...

Oh April, I love this card...you are just rocking these challenges. You made me geegle with the crayon melting on the road..I grew up in a small town too...I totally understand..lol. Great accent to this card who woulda thunk...(you of course). I love the melted crayons. I love the easel card and you have pulled this together to perfection..High "5" ♥

Darlene said...

April, you really rocked this one! Love the Easel card, as you said, it does justice to all that you incorporated here!! Melting crayons in the road! Ha!!! I forgot about that!! Too funny! But very smart to use it here! Just love this card.

Lori said...

Super cute, great with the tiles!

~Paola~ said...

woww April...what a FUN card this one is...
soo totally love all the elemnts you incorporated here,starting from the melted crayones flowers to the cute 'yea' tile mesg...
I especially like that you used the Scrabble DP to enhance it to the fullest exposing it as an easel card...Terrific job!