Friday, February 09, 2007

Another Friday, another post

So what happens now?
(extra points if you know the song I am referencing!)

what happens now is that I explain my card really quickly cos I have some work to do and a trip to the orthodontist for number 1 son this morning

So the Daring Cardmakers dare this week is...
to make a card that is inspired by 'All Things Media'. The dare has been set by our Gillian:

It's around us no matter which way we turn, and all designed to get our attention. Ads designed by graphic designers who know all the tricks & techniques to draw our eyes to the product in question. You only have to glance at a Newspaper quickly to read headings with 'Shock' titles & 'Clever' puns all designed to make you want to read what the article is all about!
Maybe you have been inspired by an Ad in a magazine, the colours or design that has been used. Or incorporate actual magazines & newspapers onto your card; maybe chop up letters (ransom note style) to create the sentiment
So grab that latest edition of your favourite Mag, or pick up your newspaper, because there is so much inspiration there, Just waiting for you to discover!

The picture is from a Diana comic from 1969. At the Crafts by Carolyn meet in Birmingham last May, Puss was selling lovely bags of bits - including magazines and paper. I have just rediscovered my treasure trove and these pictures! I can do a few more like this. The papers are Junkitz flowerful which I love but have never used. Must put them on a layout next!

As usual I think the team have come up with lots of different and fabby interpretations fo the dare - and I know that everyone who joins in will too. So go on - I dare ya!


Pearl said...

love that comic idea Lythan !

brilliant as always ! lol

smiles , pearl

Gillian said...

Lythan.. I just adore this one!!!!
Using the comic was such a clever idea, and beautifully used with that scrummy pp... and alround delicious card... :o)

BondGirl said...

I love your card hun, must look in charity shops for old annuals.

ooooh and can i claim my bonus points with the claim that the song is "another suitcase in another hall" from Evita?

Paula J Atkinson said...

Cool idea.
I have seen some amazing ads in The Insurance Times which I hope to translate to scrap pages one day. Right now I just want heat!!

Kathy said...

bizarre. I remember leaving a message on this thread but now it's gone! I think Bodgirl somehow got in and deleted it because I'd pipped her to the post with the song title! hmmmm

Anyway, apart form saying what the song was, I also said that I think it's really clever the way the old comic strips and those funky new papers work together to make a fab card.

Tracey said...

Lythan, this card is just brill!!!!

Em said...

What a completely fab card - that paper was made for that comic!!

Well done Lythan - a really original idea.

Keryn Campbell said...

Stunning card Lythan. I love how the older style magazine picture and new funky flowers come together so beautifully.

Jane said...

so fantastic Lythan, I love this card

Rhi said...

Very cool and funky Lythan! Its brilliant the way you've used the paper with the cartoon, inspired!