Honestly - she was soooo tough on us for this dare - and she looks so meek and mild too! We grovelled and begged but she was adamant we had to use just one colour. My personal favourite was Jo's first effort for this dare, I hope she'll post in on her blog for you to see, it was inspired!
For my blue card I started by making asmall sheet of thin card covered with a patchwork of all the blue papers I could find, when it was done I made the flower with 2 layers of freehand cut petals.
The lovely Joanne (AKA Angelnorth) kindly went shopping and bought lots of packs of twinkling H2O-alike paints from The Works the other week and I am the happy owner of one of them. I've used them to make both the backing papers for this card, the lower one is made with thicker, deeper colours and the upper one is the same paint but watered down quite considerably. The corners and the centre of the flower are cut from Bazzill card then coated with Glossy Accents. The buckle is from Cosmo Cricket - I inked and UTEEd it though. The ribbon, fibres, bling etc is all from my stash.
Card 2 didn't really turn out as it looked in my head! It was supposed to be a 4 petal "lollipop" style affair, but I don't think I had the right circle punch to make it work, so ended up chopping them up into these more abstract shapes. I inked the card with cat's eye chalk ink directly onto the card to make the background. Again, I went through my stash and found any orange papers, then cut squares to use for the patchwork pattern. I used UTEE and orange glitter glue to make the big circle in the middle. The stalk and leaves are grosgrain ribbon. It still looked a bit unfinished so I attacked it with a bit of doodling.
Please check out the rest of the cards on the DCM blog, and visit all the team members' personal blogs to get more information on their fabulous rainbow of cards which will hopefuly inspire you to off and make a single colour card too.
These are the "inchies" I've made for the Bubbly Funk swap I mentioned the other day - I just hope they're ok - since I made them I've had a look around and most of these seem to be flatter than I've done. But this is my style and if nothing else, then they reflect that! I hope they'll be ok though