Friday, March 20, 2009

Dare number 64

Hi everyone.
Welcome to another dare.

This fortnight I've decided to follow on from Rach's colour dare by looking at colour (or lack of) in our photos.
Your dare this fortnight is to use both black and white and colour photos in the same LO. If you're only using one photo, then you need to make part of the photo black and white, and part of it colour.

For this dare I've asked a wonderfully inspirational lady from Australia - Shirley Fyfe - to join us as our special guest designer. She has long inspired me with her use of colour, photos and general amazingness (is that a word? LOL) in her LO's that I thought she would be perfect to guest blog with us.
She had created the following LO to share....

And a couple of close ups....

Don't you just LOVE how she has used the main colours from her photos to create the base of her LO. And I especially love how the title's wonkiness makes you really feel like the LO is vrooming! Thanks so much for sharing your delightful work with us Shirley.

We are also lucky to have Erica designing for us this fortnight as well. Check out what she has done to inspire you.....
By putting the colour photo in between two black and white photos and little colour on the LO itself, the colour photo really stands out and the whole design makes for a very striking LO.

And here's my take on the dare... Donna's




You have until the 1st April to get your LO's in.

Leave a link in the comments to your LO's on your blog, gallery, or you may use the Flickr group if you like. If necessary you can email your LO to Lianne at (no bigger than 100kb).

Have fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Dare 63 winner!!

Thanks to the girls that played along.
We loved all your colourful LO's.

This weeks winner was Raewyn with the use of one of my favourite colours....... orange!!
Congrats Raewyn + can you send me your address please ( so I can post out a little colourful rak to you.

Unfortunatley I'm unable to up load Raewyns LO at the moment but as soon as we can I'll put it up.

And we would LOVE Tessah to be our next guest dter for dare 65.
Check out Tessah's beautiful LO.

Tessah you can email Lianne at for the details.

Thanks to those that played along + be on the lookout for the next dare later today.
join know you want to be challenged to scrap those lastest photos or maybe its to play with some new products or maybe just use up some of that stash!!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Dare 62 - Winners

Sue is the lucky winner of a Lauren Bavin CD this week for her beautiful layout. I remember doing the same thing myself. 


Our Guest Designer for dare 64 will be Erica who did a terrific page on starting a new life in a new country:


Watch out for the next dare coming up tonight!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Dare 63

Hi everyone

so we have apparently moved into the Autumn that I do love as its full of warm days, cooler nights + gorgeous colours.

So with these thoughts I have been inspired to create a dare for you all using colour.

Its everywhere, we have our favourites, we wear it, we eat it + we create by it whether its a paper creation or maybe a room you are decorating at home.

So I would love to see your take on what colour means to you. Maybe you want to scrap with your favourite colour, create a LO using a photo of favourite coloured shoes or room at get the idea.

And for this dare I have asked a special guest designer Gigi Kennedy.
Gigi lives in the US, with her husband + 3 lovely kids. She is currently on the Tarisota + Kenner Road design teams.

Gigi's creations have a lovely fresh feel to them + she has this amazing talent to whip up such inspiring canvas's using awesome quotes.
This is what GiGi said about her LO
I actually created this layout for claudine hellmuth's new book "the scrapbooker's creativity kit". My assignment & challenge was to create a project using the colors blue & purple with the "theme" of play. So for me, the entire jumping off point for this layout was color. It is definitely fun creating designs based on color.

Thanks Gigi for joining in on the fun!
As well we are lucky to have our regular guest spot + this time round we have Sue with her gorgeous LO.

This is what Sue had to say about her LO.

“i've been told many times that when it comes to scrapbooking - i'm 'good with colour'. purple's one of my favourite colours and i think the sepia tone of this photo lent itself well to the double-sided brown paper. As for the subject? My second youngest daughter is not only a gorgeous photographic subject, she spends a good deal of her time deep in thought!”
With mine I went with the rainbow. I seem to tend to sway to the brighter colours when I scrap + in my everyday I seem to wear brights against my black whether it be my shoes, a cardi or my handbag.
And Vicky's.

We are really influenced by the natural world in our house, especially when we think about the colours we use in our home, sticking with mainly greens, browns and blues. The tones I have used in this layout also relate themselves well to Arlos soft, laid back personality. Donna

I was inspired by the gorgeous rainbows we see from our place. Sadly, have never found that pot of gold yet... Lesley - I was inspired by this photo with the bright yellow and orange dominating. Colours symbollic of fun and playfulness.

Sharon – well my favourite colour is black – but I included a few others on the layout just for fun:


Lianne - I am always in awe of the colours in flowers. They are always so perfect and rich. The bright yellow in these flowers in the photo inspired me to create this bright and colourful LO.

can't wait to see your colouful world + I'm putting together some colourful goodness for the winner of this dare. :)

You have until the 18th of March to get your LO's in.

Leave a link in the comments to your LO's on your blog, gallery, or you may use the Flickr group if you like. If necessary you can email your LO to Lianne at (no bigger than 100kb).