Sunday, March 04, 2007

DCM's Weekly Dare - Out of the Comfort Zone....

This week at Daring Card Makers it was our Bondgirl aka Tracie turn 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".

Oh man when I saw what Tracie dared us to do this week.... a cold sweat come over Me! I had a lookie at what I normally do... it struck me that I never use white cardstock, I rarely use rectangle cards, have never used white ribbon on anything, and esp never combine any of the before mentioned...I always use lots of Printed paper, lots of embellishments... lots of coloured cardstock and always, always, always... SQUARE cards.....

So with this knowlege I set about to create my 'out of MY comfort Zone' card.... and here it is... This card is actually all white, I've just got it sitting on a pink bit of paper for the photo.

We were also asked to discribe how it felt to make a card 'out of our comfort zone'... I've gotta say to start with I felt a bit grumpy...not being able to play with all my fav things... But when I started playing, it kinda felt fun, and even thrilling... like making my very first card all over again... and you know I even liked it when I was finished... LOL!!!!!

Go and check out what the other girls have come up with....This dare really stretched us all I think, so thanks heaps Tracie.. it was fun...

So Have you DARED to DARE Yet?.... COME ON I DARE YOU!!!!!

Oh almost forgot, the reason I'm posting this late is we've been away for the weekend.. my Father In Law's 70th B'day, Remember the card... he loved it... and had a wonderful chuckle at the bible verse used...and was particularly taken by the farming newsprint Printed Paper...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PA....

16 comments:

manicstamper said...

Oh that is soooo cool and elegant. All white would be a bit out of my comfort zone too as I am always worried about getting marks on it......and I am definitely with you on square cards.

J@cqueline's craft nest said...

You have done some beautiful projects once again Gillian!

Allison said...

This is a lovely job...I so like those big flowers!

iralamija said...

it is funny Gillian I made a simmilar card the last week! in mine I use PP, but the sketck is almost the same, and let me tell you that I see your design and I love it!! TFS!

Bety :)

Anntaurus said...

This is so elegant Gillian - gorgeous. I'm with you on the square cards too - I find them much easier to work with.

Tammy said...

Hi Gillian,
Your card is beautiful.
Glad tht FIL liked his, hope you had a nice weekend.

BondGirl said...

yet again an amazing card Gillian, and I am so glad you enjoyed it. Oh and Happy birthday to your father in law

Maisymary's Findings said...

Beautiful card , Gillian ! No way one can tell you were grumpy making this ! lol


Good to hear you were away . I trust you had a lovely time with the family !
xo, Pearl

Paula said...

Lovely card. So pure.

Leisa said...

Yes a very pretty card and well done for trying a new shape! I am so pleased too that you had a lovely family weekend - soak up those wonderful times together!

Sylvie :) said...

this is very pretty with an elegant look.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

such a pretty and elegant card!

Jo said...

this is another yummy card :) this weeks dare was pretty scary but you have done a fantabulous job :)

jo xx

MezzoKat said...

Gorgeous, elegant card, Gillian!

Kelly said...

It's funny how just having different dimensions to your card can throw you out of your comfort zone. you have done a really lovely job though - all white is very classy.

Debbie K said...

Gillian, it's perfect. What a lovely card. Such class in all white.
BTW, where do you buy your square envelopes from? I bought some years ago and I can't remember where from and now I'm just about all run out.