Friday, 4 April 2008

DCM challenge "shrink to fit"

So this week I'd like you to think small - not small cards, but small spaces of embellishment on regular sized cards.
You are allowed to cover no more than a 5x5cms area of your card with paper or embellishment - the rest of the card must be left plain

So oo-er I thought! I'm not sure if I will be able to do this. I tend to make "busy" cards on the whole. Anyhow I took on the challenge and am quite pleased with what I made :o)



My first card involved slight "cheatage" (love that word!!) cos I also stamped a flourish stamp on the card and doodled dots on it (I couldn't help it!), but the actual embellishment is miniscule (4.5x4cm). Being a fiddler I decided to make a teeny weenie book with my bind it all. I cut 4x4cm squares of white card and covered them with various papers from the paper blossom range at Funky Hand
I edged each square with black ink and then punched the holes. I used flowers and a sentiment from the same range at Funk Hand and also used alphabet stickers to spell out a word on each page of the book. Also added a teeny bit of sparkle in the form of glitter glue just to the front of the book and card.



































For my other card I used a 4.5cm square piece of mountboard on which I made a patchwork design (again using paper blossom). I stitched the teeny squares of paper with faux stitching (I have done a very similar design to this before but it was much larger!!) and then stuck it to the card. A tiny happy birthday sentiment finishes the card.




12 comments:

Andrea said...

OMG Jo what a great idea and how clever, its wonderful x

Rosanne said...

Great use of the space, love the little booklet!

manicstamper said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!

Anice said...

This is just fabby! I love the little book..I have a bind it all that hasn't even been out of it's box yet! I really have to get my act together. Thanks for the inspiration.
Anice xx

Paula said...

great idea with the little book...great cards.

Jane said...

wonderful card !

Kathy said...

"My first card involved slight "cheatage""
hmmmmmm there's a lot of it about this week!

These cards are absolutely stunning, love the little book and the patchwork chip is a fab idea - I'd love to "borrow" that idea one day.....

Angelnorth said...

Both look fab! The little book was a great idea and the patchwork works really well on that small scale - great stuff!

Mee said...

Love the little book, and there is plenty of white space left so challenge acomplished i'd say :o)

craftyscot said...

these are fantastic Jozza, love the BIA ickle book
Sharon
x

Lydia said...

Awww...how sweet are they?? ^.^
A really scrummy ickle book x

Angie C said...

What a fantastic idea Jo - where do you get your ideas from? I really love what you made and that ickle book is scrummy