Sunday, March 04, 2007

DCM - Out of the Comfort Zone






This week its my turn (Bondgirl aka Tracie) to dare you all. I looked at my cards last week and thought hmm they are ok but they are all very similar - white square card, double matted embellishment, printed greeting. Dont get me wrong there is nothing wrong with doing what you are good at, I bet we all have our "signature" ranges but I realised what a wealth of techniques and styles I wasnt trying. So this week I dare you to step outside your comfort zone and have a go at something new - be it something you have never tried, or something you havent done for ages.

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So after chickening out making the kind of card I would not normally begin to try ( see below post on the various types of cards I received from swaps that are perfect examples of what I can't or wouldnt do - lol ) , I thought to make a card using as much of Q&Co products as I possibly can ( never did that before ) & to use white cardstock ( which I rarely do & a non textured one at that ) - even though I thought I had a bit of various types of Q&Co products , it was frustrating still to say the least of not having the right colour or size brad or porduct that I would have preferred to use . & to move away from the usual square cards that I love too -a rectangular card made out of 8x8' size cardstock.



I also wanted to try doing a sentiment in a curve versus the usual straight lines - & as I wasnt about to go to any LSS' here this weekend - I was frustrated that I didnt have the right font ( a thicker , curvier , chunkier one could do the job better perhaps ) .



As the Fab sequin flowers were the main focus I tried to continue the plastic feel for effect & added an icicle type embellie from Spotlight ! I just dont have any Q&CO brads in that colour anymore to do that dotty effect ! lol



11 comments:

Paula said...

Gorgeous card love all the fun colours & those flowers make me smile :0)

Kathy said...

This is so pretty - I love the bright fresh colours, it really "zings".

You set yourself quite a few targets here - funny how so many of us just needed a good shove to get us using some of that accumulated stuff....

Lythan said...

This is such a wonderful card Pearl. I love the colours, the curves, that little row of dots that adds that special extra little something. really great work!

Rhi said...

Beautiful Pearl, you set yourself lots of rules to make this card, and followed them all. Absolutely gorgeous, and I love the text any bigger I think it would have taken away from those gorgeous flowers :)
Rhi x

Jo said...

Wow so many rules lol. Beautiful card, the flowers look fab and I love the way the greeting does not follow a straight line.

jo xx

NickyNoo said...

What a bright and cheerful card - fabulously fresh!

mamaluke said...

I love the colours and all those flowers...I'm a flower girl!!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

oh you are such a clever card maker aren't you!!!.. this is totally stunning Pearl.. and I think you should email this to Q&Co and show them.. cause I think they would be gob smacked...

Anntaurus said...

A very bright and 'Happy' card as I call them! Wonderful Pearl and you were a bit strict on yourself lol!

BondGirl said...

what a great card pearl. I love the summery feel it has and it definately made me smile. thanks for joining in

Rachel said...

gorgeous card Pearl I love it, congrats on the DT title xxx, and love the recent LO, fab work hunxxx