Friday, October 10, 2008

So Bright You've gotta wear Shades

We never quite know what Lythan will come up with for her dare when it's her turn to issue the challenge on the DCM. Sometimes, if we're really lucky they're even quite gentle......But this time - she's out to shock this week - in as bright and colourful way as possible

Her instructions to us were simple and to the point, and they made me gulp!
I want to see some shockingly bright colours
- the clashier the better!

I spent a few days mulling it over, and trying to work out what on earth I could do - I often do this while I'm working on other projects, I suppose I'm sitting there surrounded by my stash and even while concentrating on what I'm doing the wheels are whirring (if slowly) into action for whatever is next on the list. Well, as I was looking through my papers for some other reason I came across more of my new(ish) Fancy Pants papers, this time from the Celebrations set.
Oh boy, are they bright!
Subdued is not the word for these babies - but they are perfect for this dare - it was just a case of not wimping out and adding in some neutrals to take away a bit of the ouch! factor of all that colour and brightness.
I managed to resist calming things down a bit and actually now that it's finished I quite like the result. All of the colours and patterns go together so well - clever peeps these paper designers, aren't they?
So, if you've already given your eyes a shock, make sure you put your sunnies on before you head off to the Daring Cardmakers blog this week!

It wouldn't be the same if I didn't have a sneak peek or two to finish off a message - so here are a couple more of that work-in-progress I mentioned a few days ago.


17 comments:

Hazel said...

As you say, Kathy, these papers are just right for a lovely bright card - so cheery - love the dare.

Lythan said...

You know I reckon your sneaky peek is ALMOST as bright as the card! Both are fab.

Karen said...

Brilliant card Kathy and I WANT no NEED that sneeky peek!!!! X

Angelnorth said...

S'funny - I think you often do bright anyway and here you are saying it's a challenge! Great card, love your custom built sentiment! Another nice sneaky peek too!

Kaz said...

Lovely card and yes it's bright but I love it. I'm also loving that sneaky peek too!

Janice said...

love your card and that looks like another of your gorgeous mini books - yum!

Anice said...

Great card Kathy. I'm glad you didn't tone it down at all..the papers are great.
Anice xx

Sue said...

Lovely so much detail and such nice colours

carolann said...

Wow superb love these colours hun so bright and cheerful WTG xxxxx

lisa said...

Loving the bright and funky : )
lis xx

Pascalebrad said...

I love your bright card and yiur sneeky peek is v. intriguing. Pascale:)

Dolly Mixtures said...

Oh this is great. Bright and clashy but everything combines to look perfect together. Lovely.

EllePiggo said...

A gorgeous bright card kathy and I love the look of that sneeky peek too!! :)

vanessa.

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous kathy, I love the vibrant Orange tones!
Clairex

nutka1911 said...

Oh, sweet flowers!!

carolinejane said...

Ooooh, gorgeously bright Kathy! and the sneaky peeks look interesting too....x

Tanya said...

What a beautiful bright card Kathy! Love it!!!
Hugs, Tanya
xx