Friday, February 09, 2007

DCM's weekly Dare - All Things Media

This week at DCMs You are being Dared to make a card that is inspired by 'All Things Media'. The dare was my first time to set the dare...
I've gotta tell you it's a nerve raking business...
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 sentimentSo 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!

OK, so I've gotta admit this is a bit of a naughty card.... My Father In Law is turning 70 next month, and this ones for him.... He is a retired farmer (thus the farming newspaper), Has a very good sense of humour, and know's his bible through and through... So when I asked Andrew to help me choose something for the strip journaling on this one... Ofcourse he wanted it to be THREE SCORE & TEN... and he found this reference in the bible there for him too...
Psalm 90:10 reads - The length of our days is seventy years - or eighty, if we have the strength. I hope he laughs as much as Andrew & I did when we found this verse... LOL!!!

Bits for this Funny card are - Bazzill Cardstock, Flourish read all about PP, My Minds Eye Tree, Chipboard letters, 7 Gypsies paper tab, strip journaling made on the computer, brad, pigment pen, and my sewing machine.
Make sure you pop by the Daring Card Makers Blog, and look at the other lovelies there...
So have you dared to DARE yet........ COME ON I DARE YOU!!!!!!

20 comments:

Maisymary's Findings said...

clever way to incorporate the age , Gill ! lol


I might try a chinese new year theme perhaps - will see....


ttfn, Pearl

Lythan said...

Oh this card is just wonderful! It is a shame my dad is already 3 score years and 15 cos i think he would appreciate it too!

Scrapbook WithVanilla said...

This is just geneous! Love it!
Very very clever...

Rein said...

Woow Gillian, this is gorgeous!

Dollydimps said...

Brilliant dare this week Gillian, and a brilliant card to go with it!

Elisa said...

This is a great card Gillian! So nice the way you solve this dare week!

Tara said...

I just love the explanation behind all the elements on the page. Nice touch with the verse.

Renata Moni said...

Just beautiful!!!
I love your cards!!!

Kelly said...

Great card. I love how you bring all your elements together so seamlessly (and that WASN'T a reference to your sewing machine lol!)

Tammy said...

Just gorgeous Gill. I loved this tree image on another card you posted a pic of not so long ago.

Suzanne said...

This is fab, love the theme and the way you have incorporated the psalm and the humour!

Paula said...

As if a broken boiler wasn't sufficient, we had a bit power cut in this town last night!!!

Lvoe the card, I am very much into vintage bygone days & read about history for pleasure!!

Sue McGettigan said...

LOL, this is such a great looking card - love the cheeky bible quote :)

1craftygal said...

WOMAN! You have done it once again! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

I still dare you to make an UGLY card!

iralamija said...

it is so beautiful Gillian!!!


Bety

Nancy Maxwell James said...

so clever and love the vintage flair! you ROCK lady! :)

Sylvie :) said...

Great card !!

Rhi said...

What can I say! Absolutely stunning!

Flower said...

Just too creative! Your cards always hold so much meaning. I love that.

Susan said...

You are one clever lady, Gillian. I hope you let us know how your Dad received his special card!