Friday, January 13, 2012

Social Networking

It's Zuzana's turn to set this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge - and boy! this one is definitely a challenge.
Hi, it's Zuzana here setting this week's challenge.
You know that we are living in the new communication era, so I have chosen a
MIRACULOUS SOCIAL NETWORKS
dare for you. I would like to see Facebook, Twitter, Skype, You Tube ... on your cards.
You can use funny sentiments, colour scheme, fonts, style, layout or PC image.

A difficult one - but what a great idea for a challenge.  When you start looking into the subject there are loads of ways you can take inspiration from all these places, and Zuz has pointed out some of them in her introduction - so don't be too daunted - go on, have a try, we'd love to see waht you come up with.
I needed to get my card made quite early in the week so I went with a bit of an obvious one and chose a "tweet" theme.  
I had a lovely time making the background - I really really wanted an excuse to use the new Barn Door Distress pad which was one of the goodies sent by my "Secret Santa" from the Charmed Cards and Craft forum and making a sunset background, teaming it with the other red/orange/yellow shades I've gradually been collecting seemed the perfect thing to do.

Materials: 
Papers: Beach Babe 6x6 by Fancy Pants (also from my Secret Santa). 
Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed,
Chipboard lovebirds, pc generated sentiments, Black Stickles for eyes
Tools:
Trees: Memory Box winter tree die (I hand cut a longer trunk for one of them and just glued the two pieces together).
Leaves: I used the waste from one of the Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents dies!
Please pop over to the DCM BLOG and see what the team have made this week - hopefully between us we'll inspire you to have a play with this week's theme!

Our building work is  going well and the new layout is almost "there" - though there is still a bit of "destruction" to be done when the bit between the main entrance and inner hall is made less like a door shaped hole without a door in it.  I know what I mean, even if it does sound as clear as mud.
Hubby has been taking photos each day of the progress, so I'll sort some out and add a "Kitchen Blog" post on here soon.
There are some fab new download collections on the way from Funky Hand, so I'm off now to finish a few things I started yesterday.  If you like Funky Hand goodies, don't forget there's only a couple of days left to join in with the current "Funky Fifteenth" challenge where the prize for the winner is a free download of your choice......
That's all for now, thanks for visiting

7 comments:

Karen said...

ooo I LOVE this Kathy!!! tweet tweet hehe xxx

Angelnorth said...

Love the warm background, looks like you had fun with those inks!

Suzie said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! Love the birdies :D

Hazel said...

Love the vibrant mix of the DIs for the background - a tweet card! x

Kaz said...

What a brilliant take on the theme and such a gorgeous card too. I love the colours xxx

Rein said...

Wonderful card Kathy!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card Kathy and I just love that bright sunset background!