Friday, March 30, 2007

Strictly Monochrome

After the sunshine comes the rainbow!
But this is red OR yellow OR pink OR green...
This week you can do ANYTHING you like on a card BUT you can only use one colour.
I (Lythan) have been very strict with the team and quite frankly enjoy the power when they come begging to be allowed to use just a hint of one other colour. I did in the end allow black for the sentiment particularly if you do an all white card. But the real idea is to have fun with just one colour and see just what variation there is.

Here's the design teams' cards to get you going, details of how they made their card will be on their individual blogs. We love seeing your creations and as always there are two ways to share them with us. Either leave a message with your blog link so we can come and see, or email us at www.daringcardmakers@hotmail.com, with your name and website if you have one. Remember we love to know how you put your card together. You inspire us in so many ways!

KathyLythan


Jane

Gillian


Keryn



Tracie AKA Bondgirl


Jo

Rhi

46 comments :

Dollydimps said...

Great dare this week Lythan, and brilliant inspired cards from the team yet again!

Rachel said...

great dare and gorgeous cards, will try and get this done

jaki said...

ooooohhhh!! these are ALL gorgeous! Well done girls, I LOVE them all!!!

Leni said...

Pretty cards!
Here is my ATC

Frog said...

Beautiful cards i love them, i have done mine its on my blog.

Andrea xx

Adele said...

Goodness me, it's not very often I get to try one of your dares, but I actually had a "spare day" today. I found it quite tricky getting matching tones- it's so easy to use contrasting colours. A fab challenge- thank you.
Hopefully I can join in a few more rather than just lurk!!
Great work ladies-thank you.
Dingle. xx

Lynne.x said...

Great dare Lythan, and fab cards by the team, well done ladies.

I'm not gonna be able to get a card done this week ........ I'm off on my holidays tomorrow, so have fun and be good while I'm gone...xxx

mamaluke said...

Fab dare, love all the cards girls! Mines on my blog.

Deanne said...

hi
i actually put this card on my blog yesterday! coincidence or what!!! a very bright pink one for you!!!!
take a peek... x

manicstamper said...

Fab dare and even fabbier cards from the team yet again.
Mine is hanging out at the usual place........

http://manicstamper.blogspot.com

Sheila

Esther said...

I tried to stick to red, but the colours are just not showing up in photo! ARGH! Use imagination before coming to visit www.starcreations.blogspot.com

jaki said...

I had a play last night and have uploaded it to my blog :)
Thanks for the challenge!

Andrea said...

WOW...I'm seriously loven' all your designs ladies!.......I'm all over this challenge as soon as I get home from work...WOOO HOOO!

Rein said...

Ooh, beautiful cards ladies!
Here is my card

Rein.

Sarah said...

Very challenging dare this week Lythan! Got there in the end though. My card is on my blog;

http://stashstashandmorestash.blogspot.com/

Great cards by the team again this week!

Kelly said...

Super challenge! All the cards look spectacular.... clearly you all just love Monochrome!! :)

CarolineO said...

Watch out, a lurker decloaking here! Haha! You guys cards are the fabbiest and last night I actually went and made one that more or less complies with the challenge, it's on my blog! Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

Rachel said...

Hiya girls

I made 4 "brown" cards last night (thud!)

Please check out my blog - you may have to scroll down to see them all

thanks for looking

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I love Monochromatic - I chose Green but only to try out a new stamps set! Here is my effort:-
http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2007/03/monochromatic-green-and-tanda-stamps.html

Sam Morris said...

Beautiful cards from the DT...lovely selection of colours! And a fab challenge... so good I've managed two! *gasp* lol

Both on my blog....

http://thecraftinggarden.blogspot.com/

Off for a nosey round everyone else's now ;o)

Paula said...

Gorgeous cards, Ladies. Good challenge & not as easy as it sounds. No papers are shades of one colour in my collection then I found some I forgot I'd bought!!

http://minibookpixie.blogspot.com

gaby said...

The cards are all gorgeous.

Here is my monochrome-entry for this challenge.

http://gaby-cajubrasil.blogspot.com/2007/03/daring-card-maker-monochrom.html

gaby

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards everyone... I'm on time with this one :) and I went for white (don't know what posessed me but I haven't done an all white card before.) It's on my blog now :)

http.craftsbychrissy.blogspot.com

Godelieve said...
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Godelieve said...

Oops, my link was not working...
I wanted to join in here.
Pink card
Thanks for the challenge, and the wonderful samples.

Bex said...

OK I have joined in again!
I know - what is happening - Bex is getting all crafty again!

SO it is quite obviously Pink ........
Thanks Girls - thought this would be easy initially - but it wasn't!
Had fun though x
Love Bex

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I am joining the fun for the first time...thinking spring I made my card in green.

Green Hello Card

thanks for the challenge!

Tammy James said...

Wow girls all gorgeous.
I had a go at this one too.

http://girlswearbluetoo.blogspot.com/

annikki said...

So lovely cads here!

Go to see my brown one, it's on my blog.

Mary-Beth said...

Ladies, your cards are scrummy as usual! LOL And I just put one up but I think I'll be trying this one again!

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful cards girls!!!

Here's mine. Its definitely not my favorite but this was my second card, the first one I threw away. lol! guess I'm not that creative this afternoon. -samantha

Montysmum said...

What beautiful cards! truly inspiring!

Here is my effort

http://montysmumscraftretreat.blogspot.com/2007/04/solo-colour-dcm-strictly-monochrome.html

BondGirl said...

oh la la, Ros has gone all french for this weeks dare.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q43/daringcardmakers/monochrome/MonochromeRos.jpg

Jayrewcraft said...

Yet again, a fantastic challenge - really had to think hard - thank you!
Fabulous cards from you all again - I am trying to make my way around your blogs!!
Mine attempt is here http://jayrewcraft.blogspot.com/
All the best.
Jayne xx

Kim said...

Greetings!! I just found this site, thanks to Gillian Hamilton. Her post on Strictly Monochrome inspired me to create a one color card and she suggested I post a link to the card on this site.

http://colorfulworld.blogspot.com

Enjoy and thank you for the inspiration!!

Debbie K said...

OMGoodness!! These are bloomin' beautiful !!

I have just uploaded my take on the dare on my blog. I'd like to say a huge thank you to all those lovely ladies who left comments. I will get around to your blogs as soon as I can.....much appreciated.

Kathy said...

That's a pretty card Ros, love that stamp you've used - so chic!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Just love your card Ros, so very beautiful..gorgeous stamp too..

Julieann said...

I took the challenge. It is on my blog.
Thank You for the inspitation!!!!
http://www.myscrapblog.com/scrapwithjules/

Maisymary's Findings said...

I decided to go with orange for this challenge !

http://maisymary.blogspot.com/

ttfn, Pearl

Maura Miller said...

Beautiful cards, you can see my card on my blog

Sharon said...

Great challenge, and lovely cards everyone. Mines on my blog.
Sharon x

Angelnorth said...

I finally decided to have a go at machine stitching on a card - thanks for the inspiration girls! Not quite happy with the result - I need to fiddle with the tension more - but it's over on the Scrapstars gallery anyway: http://www.scrapstars.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=560&cat=500&ppuser=105

Thanks for the dare!

*Jeanne* said...

What a fun challenge! I just love it! Just amazing gorgeous cards ladies!

here is mine: http://justjeanne.blogspot.com/2007/04/cards.html

THanks for the inspiration!

laos348 said...

That was fun! I used black for the lines on the grid but everything else is some shade of blue.
www.lauraoshea.typepad.com/whirlpool_of_imagination/2007/03/butterfly_grid.html
Thanks for the inspiration!

BondGirl said...

Ros has got the blues - check out her Blue monochrome artwork in our gallery

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q43/daringcardmakers/monochrome/RosMonochrome.jpg