DDD: A Heart Full of Roses!

Hi friends!

Today is a super fun day ~
It's National Prune Day!

And ima just leave that right there, LOL!

Lucky me ...
It's also the day the Dueling Darlings post our cards with a chosen theme.
This month, the two hostesses (Darlene and Judy) chose A Heart Full of Roses.
How pretty is that!

Judy sent the kits for the Divas to work with
 which included a beautiful stamped rose image from Inkadinkado
 and the loveliest designer paper and some embellishments.
The only thing I used that was 'mine' is the cardstock, markers and glue!

I decided to break out the Karin markers and did some light watercoloring.
I have the Altenew watercolors arriving today and I'm super excited!

For this card, I used several of the colors to achieve a similar color
 of the rose on the paper.
I used Cerise, Pale Pink, Amber and Skin 1 from the Karin brushmarker pro.
I do love how the colors are so organic and do their thing like magic
and how beautifully the colors layer.

And here's my finished card!

and the inside - not so fancy but I carried over the dramatic rose paper :)

And that's my card for the June DDD 'duel!'
You can see the group of cards and what the Divas -vs- Dazzlers
have made with this A Heart Full of Roses theme 
at Splitcoaststampers card groups:  Dueling Darlings :)

Thanks for stopping by 
and thank you for a wonderful challenge, Darlene and Judy!
Big hugs, bigger blessings 


  1. Great coloring of the rose, Kelly. Love the backing papers too.
    xxx Margreet

  2. A beautifully coloured rose Kelly - love the gorgeous colours you have blended so exquisitely. A wonderful card overall.
    AS for the national prune day... a good excuse to go eat some :)
    Stay safe

  3. Beautiful card Kelly, love the paper and your colouring is superb

    June x

    PS.... I love prunes! haha

  4. Happy Prune Day Kelly x....
    What a wonderful feminine card and the rose and the way you coloured it is stunning x.

  5. Stunning as always Kelly!! And not a Prune in sight!!Lol!! Beautifully coloured too. Hope you are keeping well. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  6. You work magic with those markers in coloring your rose! The colored image and dsp are a perfect match, and I love how the blue ribbon brings out that touch of blue in the pattern paper! SO pretty!

  7. Oh my goodness, Kelly - this is STUNNING! Your coloring is awesome and blends perfectly with the papers. Very well done!!!

  8. Beautiful card, Kelly. I love the dies you used. You matched the rose perfectly with your coloring.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Valerie

  10. Beautiful card. I love the different shades on the rose. So realistic.

  11. it's very beautifulllllllllll Kelly

    gr karin

  12. Kelly, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring on the rose is amazing. It goes perfectly with the dp.

  13. Beautifully colored rose...it matches the paper perfectly!

  14. Prune Day? Really????? Anywho--your card is absolutely stunning! The colors and coloring are awesome and it matches the pretty paper. I love the die cut you picked to highlight the image. Beautiful Card!

  15. I just got my Altnew watercolors last week and already LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!! You will too Kelly!
    I love your beautiful card with the markers though. So very pretty.

  16. Beautiful card. I love the rounded corners. TFS!

  17. wow Kelly beautiful card. It looks like you are having fun with your new markers. Great job coloring and on your card both inside and out.

  18. Very pretty coloring on your card- love your curved die and the pretty insides to your card as well! Great and fun duel this month.

  19. Gorgeous card and stamp kelly.. Prunes!! NO WAY

  20. Kelly - Prune Day? LOL
    Here's what I do know - you nailed this image!!! Love the mixing and shading of the soft colors!! Absolute perfection with that DP. End result is a fantastic card that someone should treasure.

  21. Your card is so pretty Kelly!! Lovely work with the coloring of the flower and your design is absolutely stunning! HUGS

  22. A real beauty Kelly, gorgeous image and colouring too, such a pretty design too, Kate x

  23. Beautiful card and colouring perfect match for the B.paper
    Carol x

  24. What a stunning card, beautiful paper and the rose has wonderful coloring ! Hugs, Enny

  25. You have captured the colors from that sensational paper to perfection, Kelly! This rose is a breath-taking beauty!