Saturday, July 15, 2017

DDD- Midsummer Night's Dream

It's the 15th of the month, and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings : )  Paola (dazzlers) and Heather (Diva's) are the hostesses this month. The theme is ***Midsummer Night's Dream***. The play follows the adventures of four young lovers who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which the play is set.

My fairy could not possibly be a bad influence- she looks too sweet, don't you think???

Since both of our hostesses this month are from Canada, and July 1st marked Canada's 150th Birthday, we are to add a maple leaf somewhere on our card.

Graphic45 ( Nature Sketchbook Collection)
* Flora Fascination # 4501476
* Wildflower Bouquet # 4501478
* The Sprinkling Limited Edition Colors c/s stack
Fairy Sweet by Penny Black ( illustrated by M.Manning) 
Maple Leaf by SU 
Sentiments( sm) by Inkadinkado ( lrg) by Great Impression E655
* red sheer ribbon ; turquoise jewels -from stash

We are told that many catchy quotes and phrases have roots in Shakespearean time- a few examples: *My heart of Hearts* In my minds eye * Knock knock, who's there*  Love is Blind * Too much of a good thing* Lie Low* Break the Ice*, etc, etc

Here is the sketch I used from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog: 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts -
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery:

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery:

Sketch noted above

Thanks for stopping by!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Shelly! What a darling card!!!

Heide said...

What a beautiful card. Love your embellishments with the images. Thanks for joining us this challenge. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

terry serman said...

Beautifully colored! Love the maple leaves....they blend right in with the papers.

Kathie said...

Wow Shelly your card is stunning I do love this image and your wonderful colour combo and your lovely embellishments just a perfect card. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Carol W said...

Wow Shelly I love your card. Love the image and the layout you chose.You did an awesome job with this kit.Just beautiful.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Shelly this is absolutely gorgeous - love the image and how you have mounted her against all the vibrant, rich colours of the dp and the maple leaves!

Margaret said...

It's just beautiful Shelly. I do love the cute image and how you've colored her up. Love the dp you used and the maple leaves just seem to be right for it.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The image is so sweet!! I love the papers you used and the layers!! It's so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Donna Ellis said...

So precious, Shelly, and GORGEOUS background papers to create such drama against the sweetness! hugs, de

HeatherB said...

SOOOO adorable!!!! Lovely.

Barb said...

Shelly--Your card is so darn cute! She does look very, very sweet!

Darlene LeTavec said...

How sweet is this Shelly?! Lovely layout to show off those beautiful papers, and your coloring is so perfect to match them. I like how you use both leaves to accent the fairy too! What a great card.

Marilyn said...

Wowwweeeee! You knocked this one outta the ballpark Shelly. I love this little angel and your card is gorgeous and a fab take on the sketch.

MiamiKel said...

Perfection, Shelly! That is one tough sketch but you absolutely nailed it with this beautiful card! I love the coloring and she's a beautiful wee sprite! Fun card! said...

Very very sweet Shelly. Love the layout of this card!

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work with this precious Mo Manning fairy!! How adorable, Shelly!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow!! Shelly, your card is fabulous! Loved the card design and use of those great papers, darling image and lovely maple leaf embellishments with that awesome sketch to create this beautiful card!!

dweatter said...

Great layout showing all the designer papers. Your coloring is pretty. I need to check out the website where you got your sketch.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love how you were able to use so many embellies from the kit! Those leaves are placed just right making this a great card!