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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Challenge #137. Red Hot.

Jana here and it's my turn again to challenge you all. With the hot summer that we have had, I immediately thought of RED HOT. I would love to see what you can do with RED and ONE OTHER COLOR.

Well, you would think that I would make something a little more summery, but I didn't. I was working on some projects for Halloween, so was inspired to make a skeleton project.

I painted one of those canvas boards crimson RED and glued on a BLACK glittered skeleton. Cuz who doesn't like a little bling... I plan on displaying her (Yup, it's a girl.) just like this.

Let's see what all the other wonderful poobahs have come up with for this challenge.
Electra   here
Is it hot where you are?  It's hot here, one day and the next day, I have the fireplace on.  I don't even know what to say. But rather than think about the temperature, I've decided to create a steamy bundle of mad passion. (The only place you'll find any in my life is here at OG.)  Here's hoping your life is full of passion and lots of heat.  ;-)

Deena here - I found this challenge super hard...never work in just one colour and I find red one of the hardest...but here is my attempt (had to have a little green in the centre of the flower, but otherwise I "followed the rules"...not quite sure if this is too summery for a Christmas card or what yet, but I will have to find a use for it somewhere....

Kristen here with a very clean and simple card. I generated the "snarky" text on my computer. I love puns!!! the mower stamp is from AMuse stamps. I layered with some red paper. I am not as Red Hot as my counterparts here, but that is what makes it so fun to play here at the Order... it is all about fun and open to interpretation. Have a great week!!!

Gini here

Oh My Goodness haven't the Olympic Games in London been spectacular and completely RED HOT with absolutely amazing daily athletic feats.
I'm so proud to be British right now because the British crowds in London and at every other Olympic venue around England supported every single athlete competing through all their triumphs and tears, I'm still totally fizzing with it all!

I loved it all but I adore adore ADORE the team synchronized swimming event the best, Britain swam a wonderful Peter Pan but the Spanish team totally blew me away with their fabulous Ocean routine, their dazzling mirrored silver costumes were spectacular in the water and made their performance truly breath taking.

Oh my, the shiny shiny costumes of the swimmers are incredible in their own right and are only beaten by the rhythmic gymnastic costumes which are even more sumptuous!
Here is a link to some fab photos of the swimming costumes

So as I sat and watched the athletics I knitted little dresses suitable for cards and mixed media which I admit are woefully poor as a tribute to the amazing and marvellous costumes of those two Olympic Events but anyway here is my red hot shiny dress in celebration.
It's 9cm tall and I've plans for a canvas celebrating the games but can't decide yet how big to do it and how many dresses to use.

 I will do a post on my blog on Monday giving the knitting pattern I created for them and some more details but today (Sunday) I will be glued to the T.V. on the last day of the Olympics and the farewell ceremony.

Rosemary here and originally I thought - I love the "idea" of a red only challenge but then I panicked and thought I couldn't do it.  But this is Opus Gluei and we never say never or can't or anything like that.  We're gung-ho, full throttle, give it a whirl kind of gals!  So, once I started playing I almost couldn't stop.  Now I have four cards to share with you - two kind of clean and simple (I struggle with it) and two Christmas ones.  All with RED RED RED as their primary color. (for more details, please see my blog)

You have until the end of Saturday 25 August to join in with your fabulous creation celebrating the colour red. Add your blog post address to Mr Linky below.
If you would like to join in with a previous challenge we've set (life happens and lateness is absolutely fine, we don't mind a bit) just add your blog post address to Mr Linky below. Please make sure your blog post refers to the previous challenge you are entering so we don't get confused. 
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Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

formidavel, vou inspirar-me!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Red is one of my favorite colors, so I loved this challenge. Blessings!

lauren bergold said...

such amazing DT examples, you are ALL red hot, and most inspiring, thank you! ♥