Friday, 20 August 2010

You learn a lot about yourself..

I know one or two of you will have picked up on my modest declaration that this month I'm a Guest Designer for the Daring Cardmakers Design Team. I love a title! Well, this week's Dare is set by Jane and the card shown is my attempt. The Dare reads thus:
'Material girl' I would love you all to design a card inspired by a design on clothing - I know we have done inspired by clothing before but I was thinking more about being inspired by the pictures/textures/slogans/quotes on tshirts - not just limited to the colours/patterns on materials.(although, of course, they are perfectly acceptable too!')

Well, I walked around this in a panic for three days. Finally, I 'drew inspiration' from fabrics that I've worn in the past and of course, an iconic (if you're old enough, and British) tee shirt slogan. See,.....Jane set no boundaries , but made suggestions. And so I learned that I had to interpret and come up with something and oh boy, I learned that I do like a narrow boundary! So I just know that you can do better - be tempted please and enter, show me what you think of Jane's dare. I dare you too!

Thanks for your interesting and helpful comments about yesterday's posts...my word some good ideas. I will of course, fill you in on my progress. The bump at the edge is already looking ike a gonner thanks to advice.
Have a nice weekend!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

You used your poms-poms!! Go girl. They look fab!

LL Jan xx

Twiglet said...

Well I love it but then I am a sucker for anything with fabrics on it!!

Nan said...

Love this card! I so remember that song and the t shirt (I loved that music) and the little fuzzy balls just seem perfect contrast to the whole thing. :) Nan

Darcy said...

I had a 'Relax' tee shirt, white with black text. i also had a 'go-go' tee shirt (wham) white with turquoise text...ahhhh the good old days!

Doone said...

hmm Mine had Rainbow Rising!

And motorhead - oooh yeah - gonna paint me a motorhead!

Dx

Carolynne said...

I wish I could remember that far back. I do remember going out in hot pants, Purple maxi coat and knee length white snake skin boots. Love the card and for stirring the old memories.

bosenberries said...

love what you came up with!! Robin

Serendipity Stamping said...

Cool!! You certainly thought outside the box for this one.

Helen said...

Just love this! The pom poms are great, and love the "relax".
Must try working with fabric more often...

Sue said...

hi Julia
fabulous card, i luv the pompoms, not sure my brain would come up with anything! lol, have great weekend hun, sue,x

Lothian Crafts said...

Hi Julia fab card love the measuring tape. I can remember the relax craze. I had a bright green vest top with Relax on it.

Heather x said...

Fabulous Julia! I think you did well with the short brief :)
When I was 14 I had a black leather jacket...my mum paid a fortune for it and I covered it in silver studs and painted AC/DC in acrylic paint on the back....needless to say, mum went beserk when she saw it!
As a child I couldn't see what I had done wrong and I certainly couldn't see why she was freaking out rofl.
*hugs* Heather x

Claireliz said...

that looks fabby Julia, well done you on the GDT spot
C
xx

Rosie said...

Definitely some lateral thinking there - and I remember those T shirts. Congratulations of being Guest Designer!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't even know the song, but you are doing your Guest Design Diva status proud. Lovely card, pom-poms and all!

Gez said...

Woohoo all that worrying paid off! Absolutely gorgeous card. Love your thinking. :) Goodness that glue gun of yours looks a bit scarey!!
Have a great Sunday.xx

Spyder said...

I had a suede mini skirt with tassels...oh...so many years ago and now I have a little something on my blog for your blog...
(Lyn)

Kathy said...

I love your "take" on the challenge this week, Julia.
Love the card you've made and the pompom braid looks cute and fab

Juls said...

fabulous! Those pom poms are brill! Hugs Juls