Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas November--What not to Wear!

OK—please read about this card before you judge my creativity………………….

This is round #16 of the Dueling Darlings and the two ladies who organized this group decided to go a bit wild this month.  Kelly sent the Divas an assortment of papers and embellishments and it could only be called bizarre, wild and crazy (remember how Steve Martin dressed?) as none of the designer paper matches—there are stripes, argyle, glittered and even Christmas patterns.  I can only imagine what Jeanette sent to the Darlings…………….

The theme was What not to Wear to this year’s holiday party.  So, my image is of what some us wore back in 70’s to parties—yellow go-go boots, wide patent leather belts (worn on our hips) and purple dresses.  And, I used 1 inch squares of each of the “designer” papers that Kelly sent to make a quilt background which I cut with the Top Note die.  There are Santa faces, argyle (more on that later), stripes, Christmas trees, poinsettias, and holiday words—yes, I used squares from each of the wonderful papers!  The glitter paper background brings the entire theme together—or tries to!  I also decorated the inside, as Kelly really sent us many items to use and there was lots of ribbon and brads and buttons to choose from.

I hope you enjoyed my What not to Wear creation and after the details of the card, be sure to check out the pictures………………………………..

Here is the inside of my card

Image/Sentiment—In Style Stamps, Lilah

Paper—PTI White; Gina K Lipstick Red; SU Orchid Opulence; My Mind’s Eye, Creative Inspirations, DCWV and Best Creations Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Merry Christmas and Red/White Wide Striped Ribbon; Green and Red buttons; Red and Green Ornament Brads; Making Memories Poinsettias; Gingerbread Felt Ribbon with red/white striped twine bow; Copics;

And, for a sample of what not to wear, any place or anytime—here are some wonderful pictures that I found online. The guy in the argyle sweater matches the DSP perfectly.

And, for a sample of those wonderful Christmas Sweaters…….........  Don't they look like they are filled with Christmas Cheer!

 Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month. All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.  I am sure there will be quite the assortment of clothing items.

I hope you enjoy looking at our creations! Thanks for joining us!!!!!!


MiamiKel said...

ROFL!! Barb, you absolutely made my heart smile!! You totally took this challenge head on and embraced it - love the creativity of using all of the wonky papers in the same sqaure! YGG!! This is just splendid you nailed this challenge and went above and beyond! LOVE!!! xx0

April said...

Oh my....exactly how I felt getting all those papers! What an interesting array of items were sent to each of the groups!

You did embrace the challenge and really rock it!

Melina said...

I love that you did a quilt background with the top note die! How creative! love the sparkly c/s behind that too :)

Janet said...

I raelly like the background you did on your card!
You're SO right - "memories..." of those unusual clothes!!
Love the pics you got!! I won't say that some people in the pics were too happy to have their pics taken! LOL!

Judy McMullen said...

OMGosh! Barb, your card is the bomb!! LOVE IT!!! What an awesome, unique and wonderful way to put all those d.p. together in this quilt pattern and cut with the Top Note die...fantastic! Love your pix of What Not To Wear! What a hoot!!! Oh, and the interior of your card is so beautiful!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like how you used the papers on the top note die. Very creative. With the quilt effect, it makes the papers less noticable that they do not go together. Genius!

As for the guy in the white sweater....he looks like a grown up Spanky from the Little Rascals and a serial killer all wrapped up in an embellished sweater!

Darlene said...

Barb, this card is smashing! I love how you quilted together the DPs for the background, and the glittery green paper makes her jump right off the front! The inside is pretty as well.
Now, those Christmas sweaters are another story entirely! LOL There ought to be a law!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Barb, your post is such fun... your sense of humor shines forth! I love it!

I also love the quilted look you achieved with your designer papers from Kelly's kit. What a GREAT idea! That glittery paper is fantastic as the background, too!

Tee Hee! Those Christmas pictures are so funny......... hmmmmmmmm... definitely what NOT to wear!

Thanks for participating in this month's fashionable duel!

Carol W said...

Great card Barb, I love how you paper pieced the quilt design using all the dsp...clever, clever idea...love your pics too....heehee...I remember those days...you rocked this challenge...

Athina said...

How fun! You captured the challenge well!

JRB said...

Barb, I believe you outdid yourself. Your imagination ran into major creativity.

Terry said...

I LOVE your "quilt" card Barb!! That is a great way to use all those papers and make them look like they are supposed to be there!!

Awesome job ☺

~Paola~ said...

wowwww Barb!!...U sure turned this challenge to your advantage...I absolutly love how U implemented all the dp's on your card..very clever move girl!!You made everything looking quite coordinated,in spite of the many different items used! Kudos!!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...wow. I'm not sure what to say! Great card, for what you had to work with. But you're right, it doesn't go together that well, does it!

djones said...

Woohoo!!! You rocked the challenge my friend. Love the quilted background on the top note.