Monday, April 15, 2013

Time to Get Our Duel On!

Darlene was or hostess with the mostest this month and she sent the Dazzlers:
Image: SU's Sweet Seasons (2004) stamped with Tuxedo Black on Conqueror Diamond White CS
Papers: SEI's Field Notes pack
(I am in love with the DP from this company)
Doilies from my local supermarket!
Bakers twine from Can You Digi It?
Glitter brads from SU
Dragonfly Brad from Creative Impressions
Fabric Alpha Tabs from Letter Press (did you all notice that you rec'd the letter of your first name?)
Adhesive gems from K & Company
assorted banner etc. labels from Martha Stewart
Green leaf tags: unknown
non adhesive little gemstones by Paper Studio
Mini clothespins from A Muse Studios
lacey ribbon from local sewing store

That being said, I loved what she sent, but couldn't wrap my head around all of it and went a bit minimalist. To make up for it, I made an easel card!

I used some distressing on the image....must admit it looks better IRL. I used the awesome lace and fashioned a bow topped with the dragonfly. I used the half pearls to set off the top right corner and added two of my own to hold up the easel. The banners I shortened to jazz up the inside!

Please check out the rest of the duel....the love luv too!!
April (me)



Melina said...

I love how you used the banners and trim she sent. I love your easel card :)

Linda said...

Great job April. I love that designer paper too!!! Gorgeous card.

Barb said...

April--I love easel cards and yours does not disappoint! I really like how you used that great trim and the banners too.

Thanks for being a part of this fun group of ladies!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, April! Love the easel card with the gorgeous papers, lacey bow, lovely image and those terrific banner panels! Great job!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The DP's look really good together in how you placed them. I like the die cut on the image too!

Banners and easels......oh my! Great ideas.

kadie said...

Great idea to make an easel card, April! And I love the big lacey bow! Cute! Hugs to you, my friend! kadie

~Paola~ said...

great take on an easel card April....
Love how U used that awesome lace for the bow and added the dragonfly in the center too!♥

Terry Ladwig said...

Great easel card April!

Love how you put everything in the kit together, and great way to use the image too!

Love it!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the "banner" pieces inside and that bow. WOW!!! A perfect card!

So glad we duel together!

MiamiKel said...

Very pretty, April! What a nice fold to use for your card kit this month!

So happy that you are BLOOMING this month with the DDD! xoxo

Darlene said...

Wow April, that bow treatment with the butterfly is really something inspired! I'm glad that you used the DPs in the easel card, that's a great way to show them off.
Did you color the doily? I was hoping that someone would...and thought that I would do that but my card just took another direction. ok, rambling here...LOVE your card!!
Hugs to you, my friend!

Carol W said...

Great easel card are really rockin' challenges...Way to go...♥