Friday, October 01, 2010


This week's Daring Cardmaker's dare is a team dare, marking October's birthstone, Opal;

October is DCM's anniversary month - yes the DCM is FOUR years old this month - we're very proud of that achievement and we hope that you've all enjoyed and been inspired by our challenges and the projects we've shown here. We're looking forward to Year 5 already!

Opal – The October Birthstone
“Opal” is derived from the Latin word “opalus” which means “a stone”.

The precious Opal occurs in several types of colour. The White opal has a white body colour with pastel glints of rainbow. The Black opal has a blue, grey or black body colour.The black Boulder opal contains ironstone.
Crystal or water opal is the transparent or colourless opal contains brilliant flashes of colour within it.
Fire opal is a transparent or a translucent opal with a yellow, orange or red body colour that may also have a flash of colour.
Australia produces around 97% of the world's opal and 90% is called ‘light opal’ or white and crystal opal.
After singing this;

for ages, I checked Wikipedia before making my card and it seems to list an Opal being available in practically every colour imaginable so I went with a nice safe pearly coloured option and made this;

I used;
Crate paper Restoration papers and stickers,
Nestabilities dies
Ribbon Girl ribbon and twine
Paper flowers
Sarah's Cards pearls
hand stitching and inking


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