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Friday, March 30, 2007

Strictly Monochrome

'After the sunshine comes the rainbow!
But this is red OR yellow OR pink OR green...
This week you can do ANYTHING you like on a card BUT you can only use one colour.
I (Lythan) have been very strict with the team and quite frankly enjoy the power when they come begging to be allowed to use just a hint of one other colour. I did in the end allow black for the sentiment particularly if you do an all white card. But the real idea is to have fun with just one colour and see just what variation there is.'




Gosh, how hard was this? I really struggled with this dare, it was not the dare itself,as it was everything that a dare should be - challenging stimulating and made me think 'out of the box' but it was all the little things that I could not use; a white gel pen, black pen doodles, inking the edges of things with a brown or black inkpad.... I think that maybe I should have done this for the 'out of the comfort zone dare!.

After mush deliberation as to whether I could get away with using 99% Grey (Yeah I know, it looks black lol) or when Brown becomes Magnolia . I decided not to try and 'cheat' and use Pink, Pink, Pink and more Pink

So there you have it. Not entirely happy with the card, Josh came down stairs this morning and said 'what's that rubbish card' great! lol

I used... Blonde Moments Pink paper - it really is Pink, not white as it looks in the piccie - I was v careful not to use the bit that had a Lilac, stripe running through it :) Pink spotty paper is DCWV from Rachie's shop. Pink Brads Pink Button and Pink Ribbon are Papermania, The Pink butterflies, I stamped using a homemade stamp - cut a sizzix die from foam, inked with Pink, stamped on to Pink paper and cut out.Pink doodling - I doodled the frame too, Pink flowers from dream *designs*

Thank you Lythan for the dare - It was a super fantastic one :) The other girls have made some fantabulous pieces of art work for this dare and they are all here... Have a go :) I am sure that you can do better than I did....

TFL :)

jo xx

15 comments:

Dollydimps said...

Fab card as usual Jo, I'n still trying to work out what's so rubbish about it! I luuuuurve pink!

Lythan said...

Chilrden eh? can't live without 'em, can't eat a whole one. Guess i won't be sending him my real men wear pink card. or maybe I will...
I think the card is wonderful - although I will have to beleive you on the all pinkness cos it does look a teeny bit white to me :) :) :)
I think those butterflies are just beautiful.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh Jo this is just gorgeous!!!!.. really love your cutie-pie butterflies, I love how you just say that you stamped using a homemade stamp... WHAT!!!not only can you make the most SCRUMMY Cards but you can make Delicious stamps too.... just tooo clever!

Chris said...

Fantastic card... love pink... but then who doesn't... except boys lol

Rein said...

So beautiful, love the butterflies!

iralamija said...

THIS CARD IS AMAZING JO!!!! JUST LOVE THIS!!

TFS!

Bety :)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wonderful card Jo.

Paula said...

Beautiful card, Jo. I think a lot of effort went into it & it shows.

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Jo, Josh must have got out his bed on the wrong side! Rhi x

manicstamper said...

Oh my gawd how cute are those butterflies???
Fab card as usual Jo
Sheila
xx

Leni said...

pretty card.

Sam Morris said...

OMGosh how much do I love this?? But then all your work is stunning!! *drool* !!

Jayrewcraft said...

Wow! As everyone says that is a gorgeous card!
You can send it to me if you don't want it - he he!!!!

Well done.
Jayne xx

Kathy said...

Great post JO, made me giggle to ready through. The card is fab, and you did so well to keep to the pink - small wonder the boys didn't think much to it though, little boy have an inbuilt aversion to PINK

I am, however, very very diappointed that you didn't show you original effort for this dare.....

Frog said...

Wow Jo your card is fantastic i love the colour and flowers.

Andrea xx