Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birds of a Feather, Flock Together and DDD

If you are looking for my {PIN}Spirational Card, please scroll down.

It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Kelly and Jeanette are the Darlings who came up the idea for this group four years ago next month, so this is a special challenge.  Kelly is a Diva and Jeanette is a Dazzler. 

The theme is Four!  Well--really the theme is Birds of a Feather, Flock Together........................  But, four is also significant!
Kelly challenged us in a variety of ways this month!  First, we are to use 4 of the "things" she sent in the kit.  Not one of four different "things" to total four--but four of one item.  OK--I think I have that--times three.  (had I added another banner, it might have been four times four!).  So--can you count the three sets of four?  Four of the patterned paper flowers/butterfly, four of the pearls and four items perched in the tree.  OK--I am sure both Tami and Jeanette will say there are five as there are eggs in the birds nest...............  But--I say four and that is what-who counts!

Second Challenge--use the piece of burlap that Kelly included somewhere on our card. Kelly loves burlap and if you have been to her blog lately, you will notice it on many of her cards.  I used is for the base banner and that is also a shout-out to her as many of her cards also showcase banners.  Barb--remember to use banners more as they look nice and use of small pieces of patterned paper........

Third challenge was the image we received.  The kit came with a tree trunk and two tree tops.  I still have no idea how the tops go onto the trunk, so I will be so excited to see if any of the other Divas used one of them.  We also were given the images of things to go on the branches, so that is what I did.  I also fussy cut the tree to be able to show off the branches even more.

I hope Kelly thought I met all of the "requirements" she posed for us this month.  This was a fun card to make and I did love the challenges!  I also so appreciate the friendships that this group has inspired and I am so lucky to be a part of it and happy that Kelly and Jeanette created this awesome team that stimulates our creative talents every month!

Here is the inside of my card:

Image/SentimentTaylored Expressions Branching Out Stamp Set

Card Stock/Patterned PaperGeorgia Pacific White; Stampin' Up So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso; Cosmo Cricket 2Wenty Thr3e-Paperback Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Copic Markers; Recollections Paper Flowers/Butterfly; Sunflower Hemp Cord; Kaiser Pearls; SU Punches; DCWV Burlap

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 you will enjoy all of the wonderful cards that have been created this month!


kadie said...

LOOOOOVe how you've used that stamp on all the fixins, Barb! Seriously great use of the kit. I love being part of the DDD with you!!

MiamiKel said...

Aw, thank you for the shout out! I appreciate it - and YOU!

I love what you've done with this kit! It's so vibrant and just pops with color! You've really created an out of the barb box card here and it's just stunning!

Thank you for the blessing of you and the awesomeness of being a DDD Diva! ♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love your version of the tree! The interior of your card is great as well my fellow Diva!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Barb! Wow! Love your bright cheerful card and how you used so many of the patterned papers both as background and the banners. Oh, and that burlap banner is the bomb!! Love the bright colors of birds, nest eggs and birdhouse and how you really did 2 groups of four elements with the pearls in one corner and the flowers/butterfly in the other. Great sentiments both inside and out. You rocked this challenge!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention how very much I love being a DDD with you. Thanks for your friendship...You always inspire me!!

Carol W said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, I love this card Barb.... two thumbs up. It is perfect...I'm drooling...I am so blessed to have you as my friend and fellow dueler...big hugs,

kiwimeskreations said...

Great use of Kelly's kit, Barb, and I do love the way you have used the burlap and two papers on your banner!

dweatter said...

Oh Barb this is a great card! I love everything about it.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

ahem! Are you saying Tami and I don't count???

Oh well... I'll let it pass since you created a downright AMAZING card with the kit Kelly sent.

~Paola~ said...

love love love your creativity in making this work of art!
Beautiful cards indeed...I especially like how you incorporated so many diverse
d/p. Truly a great card Barb!♥