Friday, April 13, 2007

DCM weekly dare - Crossing Continents

This week at Daring Cardmakers
it was Saffa's turn to dare. Thanks Saffa,
Make a card that celebrates and reflects a festival from another culture to your own....
here are some ideas to get you started:
Chinese New Year, Eid, Hanukkah, Persian New Year, Diwali, Sinhalese New Year, Kwanzaa, St. Patrick's day, So you get the idea....
I decided that my card would be a 'thanksgiving' card, always loved the idea of 'thanksgiving' after seeing many American movies and TV shows featuring this Holiday.. Love the way families come together.
But boy was this tricky... I don't know why, just couldn't get the 'turkey' colours out of my head... everything I reached for seemed to be in these colours maybe it's got something to do with all the Cartoons I saw as a kid of people fattening up their Turkey's for Thanksgiving..lol!
I was Thankful to have these supplies to make my card - Bazzill Cardstock, Daisy D PP, Cheapy Blossom, BMuse Reproduction Image (thanks Pearl), Stampin Up stamp from 'Aged to Perfection' set, EK Success Alphabet Stamps, Buckle I made from chipboard, K&Co PP used through the buckle & for the strip journaling, black flower ribbon, Versa mark Black Ink & my sewing machine.
So have you Dared to DARE yet?....... COME ON I DARE YOU!!!!!!

19 comments:

Angelnorth said...

And not a turkey in sight! ;)

This looks lovely Gillian, I love the colours you have used even if you struggled to get there! The card has a feeling of tradition about it that seems perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. Great stuff, as ever.

Megan said...

This one completely grabbed me Gillian! The colours you have used compliment each other brilliantly.

Megan xx

Maisymary's Findings said...

yes i spy mwith my little eye the seed catalogue image ! lol - glad to see it put to good use ! maybe I 'll go along with the thanksgiving idea too Gill ! I think I do have materials for it ! will see !


ttfn, Pearl

Kathy said...

Love this card, especially the gorgeous "moody" colours you've used

Saffa said...

OOh Gillian this is a great card. Love the colours they are so thanks giving-y lol


As usual a beautiful creation!

xxSaffa

Mary-Beth said...

Love the card Gillian! You did Thanksgiving wonderfully!

I think I shall have a very hard time with this dare.

Karen L said...

I love your card too Gillian - love the colours you have used and love that it was about "thanksgiving" - especially as we have so many things in our lives to be thankful for. Love seeing all your wonderful work.

iralamija said...

BEAUTIFUL Card Gillian, I love how you did the center of the flower!!!

Bety :)

*Jeanne* said...

Gorgeous Gillain! I just love all the elements and details! Incredible!

Sarah said...

Wow! This is great! Your style is so adaptable Gillian, love it!!

I Scrap therefore I am said...

Gillian I really like what you have done with these colours - really different but they really work!
Petrina.

manicstamper said...

Gillian would you like to help me with the cost of hiring a crane to get my jaw back up of the floor every time I look at your cards.....lol!!!
I think your Thanksgiving card is just stunning.
Sheila-x-

audrey h. said...

This is stunning. Love how the big yellow flower is peeking out.

Paula said...

Gorgeous card, reminds me a little of the vintage dare card i did last week! So as i did that I guess I better pick another festival...
Might be chinese as I have so much gorgoeus textured paper!!!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A wonderful Thanksgiving card - love the content.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

fabulous Thanksgiving card! I love your details!

Frog said...

Very nice Gillian i love it.

Andrea xx

Coby said...

Gillian, I love this card, the colors are beautiful and the vintage feel is delightful.

Love Coby

Rein said...

Gorgeous card Gillian!