Friday, October 10, 2008

Quick one today

I thought a long lunchtime meeting today had been cancelled. But I was wrong so I'm having to step up my work today! So this will be short and sweet (like me!)

It was my turn to choose a Daring Cardmakers dare today and apparently my choices can be scary! Hope this one is not too challenging.

Gotta Wear Shades

This week your challenge is to be Bright! Clashy is good, hot colours are good, anything super duper bright is good too. If you want to double dare then why not use the sketch that Vanessa made for her marvellous mid week dare?

Actually it was fairly straightforward for me as I love bright colours. My choice of card began with the buttonNow it is hard to get the scale or the true brightness of the button here. I won it at the Capture the Magic stall at Alexandra Palace. It is at least 2" across and a really vivid plastic orange. I think the shiny glare got to the camera! So i had to find papers to match. I picked out these American Crafts papers as they have lovely bright patterns on one side and the colour on the back matches perfectly. While I was reaching for them I knocked something off my desk which turned out to be some blue bling Bazzill flowers which I thought just set the button off. A bit of doodling helped to tone the button down slightly. A wielding of my black and white pens later and 'tis done. The sentiment was hand written - a little wider than I normally do and I like it. Expect to see more writing like this!

I will visit all the blogs that link to DCM, but it may take a few days as I have oodles to do. Weekends as often happens, are times of work, work, work for me!
Have a good weekend

13 comments:

Paula said...

A wonderfully bright and vibrant card - it realy makes you smile.

Hazel said...

It's a great dare (not scary) - will do something for this. That's some button - and a gorgeous, cheery card - wish I could write well like that.

Jo said...

a super bright card :) Thank you for a fantastic dare this week :)

jo xx

Jo said...

forgot to say how amazing your handwriting is!!

jo xx

Anice said...

Thanks for the great dare this week, you card is wonderful as always. Gosh I wish I could hand write sentiments like you!!
Anice xx

Kreativgeschwafel said...

what a wonderful card!

esther said...

Oooh looking forward todoing this challenge! Bight is good, bright is fun! It should be the number one hee hee :)

Pascalebrad said...

Great Dare Lythan and I love the card yummy flower. Pascale :)

Dolly Mixtures said...

Love the card Lythan - your hand written sentiment looks great too! Love your positivity and good humoured blog. Angela

EllePiggo said...

A gorgeous bright card Lythan - the button is fab!! And just love the handwritten sentiment! :)

Vanessa.

Kathy said...

This is such a wonderful card. I'd have run a mile from that button - or buried it at the bottom of the button box at least - but here it works so perfectly - and the blue flower was inspired.

tiggertastic said...

this is such a fun bright card, i love the papers you have used

Sarah x

maddy hill said...

love your blog lythan . ive been blog hopping and who do i find ?????
well tis me old pal xxx love the layouts and cards Lythan - fab as usual xx
love the three kings - gorgeous !

maddy