Thursday, February 14, 2013

February Dueling Darlings

Hello, Friends!

Today is the15th, so that means I get to share another Dueling Darlings card with you! Our hostess for the Divas this month was Judy and she and Paola (hostess for the Dazzlers) cooked up something sneaky! I just happened to be with these two lovelies in Seattle when it all went down. I'll let you hop along the card entries to see what I'm talking about ;)

Here is what Judy had to say about our theme and challenge this month:

It’s All About Love! 
This theme of love is based on the Bible verses from Corinthians 13: 4,7, 13 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (New International Version) 
There is so much about love to celebrate in February besides the forever traditional day of love, Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14th. To name a few more celebrations that take place this month and that may inspire you as you create your card for this months duel: 
• American Heart Month 
• International Friend Month 
• Random Acts of Kindness Week (10th – 16th in 2013) 
• Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week (17th – 23rd in 2013) 
• Send a Card to a Friend Day (Feb. 7th) 
• Love Your Pet Day (Feb. 21st) 
• Family Day (Feb 18, 2013 in Canada) 
With this theme in mind we would like you to sow the seeds of love and kindness you have received in your life. You are challenged to pay it forward by performing a kind gesture and doing it anonymously! The week of the 10th – 16th may be the perfect opportunity for you to do this.

Now I can't tell you what my anonymous gesture was for this week (cause it's a secret), but I can tell you that Judy put together and AWESOME kit for us and I tried to use as many elements as I could. The stamp and sentiment are from the Stampin Up set, Summer by the Sea and colored with Copics. The papers are My Mind’s Eye, Love Me and Pinecone Press Papers, Be Mine and the sparkly red ribbon is Recollections I'm not sure where the buckle or brads are from (you have to ask our lovely hostesses).

Thank you Judy and Paola for another fun month!

Be sure and stop by and see what the Divas and Dazzlers have created today.
Kadie (me)



Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Katie! As always your cards are a delight for the eye and especially with the way you use those designer papers and your beautifully colored image. Thanks so much for being part of the Divas and sharing your awesome creativity and even more thank you for always being a shining source of His light and love and bestowing kindness wherever you are!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I am not sure which is better.....your unique coloring of the image, or the glitter ribbon and buckle. Great job on this round Kadie Koo!

Melina said...

Oh my! I didn't even notice that there was a blanket under the couple in the image! You are so good! This looks great! Thanks for the inspiration :)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful Kadie.
Gr Elly

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

Oh Kadie... your card is gorgeous! Love the coloring of your image - especially like the design on the guy's shirt. How clever!

Love your layout, too!


Barb said...

I love your card Kadie--sweet colors and an awesome layout too. I am so glad you are a part of this fun duel so I get to see your wonderful creations!

Terry said... it ☺

Your coloring is how you added texture to his shirt and the blanket underneath them!

Great layout and great use of the kit too!!

April said...

Love this!!

Can you come teach me to color? Come East.....I am begging.....

Darlene said...

If you come East to April's place be sure to let me know, I'll head a little West and you can give both of us coloring lessons! WOW is about all that I can think of!!!
I love the deep, dramatic colors, the blanket, the ribbon & buckle, the black under the image panel, the stitching around it on the ivory panel - well, actually, I love it all, ha ha! So glad to have you in the Darlings!

Carol W said...

Oh my Kadiebug...I am loving the layout of this card...I love how you colored it and the texture on the guys shire...beautiful job. I also, love how you used the glitter ribbon anchored with the ribbon buckle..I'm so glad you are dueling with us....hugs my friend.....

djones said...

Oh my how cool is your coloring of the image!! I love the ribbon with the buckle as well as the layout. And the stitching around the die is fantastic.

~Paola~ said...

yeahhh finally able to make my 'love' rounds... and look at the amazing paper creation I found!♥
Of course I knew it would be gorgeous...yet,still, U have a way to leave me w/my jaws wide open!
I loveeeee your layering ,coloring, etc etc...but I absolutly adore how U colored the man's shirt!! I want to learnnnnnnn...and mmm....I get that possibilityyyy soon...right?? *wink*....Thank you for your great partecipation to Judy's and mine TWIN TRICKS ;o) ♥

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, such a stunning card 100% and I have to agree, the shirt is absolutely amazing! My eyes drew right to it - such an intrigue pattern to color - what am I talking about, the whole thing is just plain gorgeous!

Blessings! 0x0x

maryrose said...

Wow, that's some amazing coloring, Kadie! Love that polka shirt!