Friday, October 12, 2007

DCM weekly dare - Where the Wild things Are

This week at DCM
it's our Kathy's to set you a really Beastly dare!
The theme is ANIMAL and you can use anything that's animal inspired - not those diddy little ones like bugs, birds and butterflies (though you can include them in your design of course) but what I'd really like to see is bigger, wilder, more fabulous or fantastic creatures So you could maybe use animal die cuts, animal prints on paper or fabric, or maybe animal words or phrases "grrrrr get down tiger"!!!! You could invent your own wild and wonderful beasties, or go back in time for dinosaurs, or into the world of mythology for all sorts of incredible creatures. How about a card in the shape of a tiger, elephant or monkey? Now, there's a challenge for you....
I'd love you to all go really wild over this one and have loads of beastly fun
So here is my 'imaginary' Animal design
I haven't got any stamps of animals, oh I've got birdies and butterflies and those scrummy things...But Kathy said no to those things
so I had to make my own animal...
I used some of my stamp collection to create my 'inky horse'
Can you see, I used a key stamp three times, a flourish stamp for the tail, a swirl stamp for the middle, and a crown stamp on top of his 'key head'

So the details are, Hero Arts Key Stamp, Catslife Press Bird & Crown stamps, Autumn Leaves Flourish stamp, Collections words from TSQ, rub-on from American crafts, Maria George Crystals, a scrap of PP, cardstock and Versa Fine Black inkpad, oh yes and my sewing machine.
So have you dared to DARE yet? Come on I dare you!!!

Check out what the other girls in the DT have come up with this week, they are WILD!!!

13 comments:

Saffa said...

WOW as usual hun! A beauifully elegant card! Your cards are always so stunning and classy. LOVE the bling (im a bling girl lol)

xx

All Pink girl said...

Realy creative design,very beautiful,Dawnx

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, love how you created your design, you are so talented and the bling is great.

paru's_circle said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

Kathy said...

I absolutely adore your "take" on this dare Gillian, what a fabulously inspiring idea.
No wonder you were working well into the night - I understand why now, it must have taken ages!

Hazel said...

That's a very clever card, Gillian!

Night Owl Designs said...

Fun and creative! Great card Gillian :-)

Barb's Corner said...

Fantastic card Gillian. Always love to see what you're up to!
x BarbC x

Angelnorth said...

How creative is that, then? Fab card Gillian, I'm sure the little wren is enjoying the ride.

Samm said...

Very pretty! as ever!

Samm
x

Keryn Campbell said...

I love your animal Gillian. Have you come up with a name for it yet?

Deb said...

What a fantastic card, love your creature!

Mary-Beth said...

Love this!! So Elegant and such a great solution to your dilemma!