Saturday, 26 April 2014

One of a Kind...Dynamic Duos #100

Grab your paint-brushes, crafty friends! And your tissues.
It's Triple-Threat week at the Dynamic Duos--THREE colours to play with.
You may also have noticed the auspicious number of this challenge: #100.
Lesley Croghan and Anne-Marie Hile have decided to close the challenge blog, and this will be our last post :(

Anticipating that sad event may be why I had a little trouble getting geared up for my project this week... I didn't have any cardstock or paper close to Pool Party/aqua in my stash, so I had to improvise. I've signed up for the next Online Card Class: Watercolour for Card Makers. The pre-class homework includes getting in some practice dabbling with different media. So I tried some watered-down dye-ink, colouring in a stamped and heat-embossed image.
 and came up with this card.

Wasn't totally satisfied, so I tried again, this time CASEing a design by Laurie Schmidlin.
 I stamped the dress-form three times, in Archival ink, then swabbed some diluted dye ink over top, in the three challenge colours.
Laurie had given each of her dresses a cute accessory. I decided to go all out with just one of them, adding a gathered tulle skirt, resin flower and of course, PEARLS. That led naturally to the sentiment...

Please go leave some love for each of my fellow DT team-mates. They'll need the virtual hugs...

 AND we really hope all our Dynamic Duos fans will join us for our final challenge! I double-dog-dare you to link up your project!

Finally, a HUGE thank-you to Anne-Marie and Lesley for believing in me and my teamies. We've had an inspiring six months!  

Happy crafting,

Tim Holtz water-colour paper
Cardstock in Black, Juniper, Slate, and White Daisy
Ink: Juniper, Honey, Slate, Archival Black (all CTMH); Versamark; silver embossing powder
Ribbon and bling from the stash (all items CTMH) 
Stamp sets: Taylor-made, Home (retired CTMH); sentiment set, The Stamps of Life
Dies: Lil'Inker stitched rectangles die; Spellbinders Labels #2.
Paint-brush and water


  1. Both cards are AWESOME!!! I had a BLAST being on the DD DT with you!! :)

  2. Great cards. Love the design of each one, especially the sentiment and 3rd dress on the 2nd one. I have really enjoyed being on the DD design team with you.

  3. Caroline, I truly love both cards!! I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the DD Design Team with you! All the best in the future - hugs and God Bless!

  4. So sorry to hear that the challenge is shutting down, these cards are wonderful and I'm looking forward to the class too!

  5. I love your little yellow house and the ink behind the dress forms is a great effect. I'm off to browse around your blog now.
    Heather T

  6. Both cards are FAB Caroline! Sad to see Dynamic Duos closing though!

  7. Each card is terrific in its own way, but I especially love your fabulous watercoloring of the house. Thank you so much for the lovely inspiration at DD the last few months.

  8. I think your water coloring skills are pretty darn good. I love your coloring on the house. Both cards do deserve to be shared, very nicely done. Sadly, I will miss working with you on DD and reading your witty and funny comments. You are a hoot girl! Keep happy and free spirited! Blessing to you!

  9. Caroline! Talk about going out with a bang. You created not one, but two FABULOUS cards for the challenge! Your watercoloring skills are amazing! Thank you so much for being a part of the DD team over the past 6 months. It has been wonderful to work with you and I am always inspired by your creative inspiration. Sending you a big hug! :)

  10. Hi Caroline. Both projects are wonderful and unique. I have enjoyed working with you. Thank you for sharing your talent with us for the past 6 months!

  11. Both these cards are beautiful - I really like the 'one of a kind' stamp though! LOVE the resin flower and the tulle!
    Thanks for being an inspiring part of the DD Design Team! Farewell!

  12. I love both of your cards! And I've loved being on the design team with you! And thank you for all of your kind comments over the past 6 months, I appreciate the support!

  13. Love both of your cards! So sorry to hear that the challenge is over :( but you've done it proud x 2!! I am so going to follow your lead on the water colour class... unfortunately I am out of town for work for a large portion of it so away from my tools and toys :( :( We should try and figure out when we might have some co-creation time! xox, Muggie

  14. Awesome cards, Caroline. So glad both were shared on the main site, too! You outdid yourself on both of them! So fun being on the team with you!


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