Some of the Dares we've been issued with have made me gulp, Jo's most certainly did, it was probably the most scary so far. I can't draw for toffee.
When I was at college, sitting through those boring lectures on Educational psychology and philosopy I usually found myself decorating the edges of my notepad with flowers , squiggles and occasionally brick walls - I still wonder what the real psychologists would make of that one.
So that's how I decided to approach this dare, my squiggles are anything but artistic but they are true doodles - I was just sitting with a piece of paper and letting the pen go where it wanted, no plan, no system. The black and pink flower card was my first effort.
The squiggles are done with a Sakura Gelly Glaze pen on a piece of vellum, it's attached to the card with silver and black brads - they don't show up very well - look more like dark blotches of ink - but honestly they're brads! The black flower is by Angel Kisses, the others are from a mixed bag of Prima flowers. Ribbon from my stash.
I'm quite chuffed with this one, it looks less ham-fisted, I think! Very simple frame drawn on a scrap of card with Sakura pen as before, then a few extra squiggles added. I even wrote the greeting on this one, somehow it doesn't look too bad on a "relaxed" sort of card. The white card is then just mounted on a piece of dark red paper.
The tree is more Fake Chipboard - I think the paper is a Doodlebug one - I cut strips and stuck them on some card from an old cereal box then cut the slightly curvy tree shape with a craft knife. You get a LOT of little trees from a small strip of card - great for this time of year. I edged the tree with a dark green chalk ink pad before sticking it on the card and adding a star sequin and little red gem.
I've got one other card, but I hate it and am going to try and tart it up a bit before I show anyone!