Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Here we go...are you sitting comfortably??

I had a really productive few hours yesterday... so decided to have a go at a few challenges over at DCM..something I don't usually do unless I lose my mojo... but these challenges sounded great! This was the first one I did....

Shrink to Fit
I used to be able to make cards with lots of "white space" around the designs, but lately when I've tried to do this my cards just look sooooo naked!
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.
How you use those valuable cms is up to you. So you may choose to split up those cms to use around your card, or use them in a block or a line. It might help to cut a few 5x5cm squares then cut those up to work out good ways of using your allotment. Making your whole card a miniscule 5x5cms is NOT an option!! Lets have no cheating (I know what you lot are like.....),but because I'm feeling generous, I'm going to let you add a SIMPLE greeting as extra to your 5x5 allowance! :-)

So this is what I came up with.
I used cream and navy as the base colours.

This is the next challenge...

We've folded.....:)
Hello Everyone ! A huge thank you once again to everyone who has taken part in (and are still planning to take part ) in Kathy's 'Shrink it' dare. What a great dare- I think we all had fun with that one !Now this weeks mid week dare is inspired by Rachel and is called 'Folded' ! This is not folds in the card blank itself, but rather folds ON the card- whether it be some kind of paper folding technique or folded embellishments or even just a folded over message of some type.

Again, this is my attempt at this one..which I thoroughly enjoyed!

The centre brown spotty bit is a folded topper that I show when doing my demo's... they're actually quite easy to fold, but look great!

Hope you like them.. back soon with more!

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