Thursday, 4 April 2013

Less Is More - scallops

I truly thought I'd be skipping the current challenge over at Less is More, which is to use scallops. Not that I don't have a selection scalloped dies and punches - the 'muse' just wasn't upon me. However, on Tuesday I had a little play and came up with this - if nothing else, it gets points for me being dumb stupid patient enough to sit and stick all those little dots on :)

I used:

- 4.5" x 4.5" square white card stock

- snippets of card, punched using an ancient Fiskars scalloped edge punch, one of the first I ever bought

- a lorra the punched out 'dots' - thank goodness for a Quickie Glue pen and tweezers

- sentiment is from an Elzybells 'Mini Tag' set, stamped with SU 'Rose Red'

I quite liked the look of those dots all swept to one side and tumbling down - but my in-house critic is back in hospital for shaking his head and walking away whilst muttering 'she really needs to get out more'!



Mrs A. said...

I likey, I likey. Especially all those ickle ickle dots so lovingly glued to the page. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Love it...Len doesn't get it cuz he isn't a card maker...this is definitely a card to send a cardmaker friend!

MaryH said...

Ya really DID have a LORRA dots stuck on. But you know what? I LIKE 'em! Clever of you to use these (snippets!). Such an interesting design...modern art maybe? Whatever, this is very pretty & unique, and you be a smart gal to think up this design! I hope your critic heals fast so he can be back to check out more of your work! Hugs

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

How clever-love the idea and card is perfect-so cute.Hugs Tamara

Chrissie said...

What a fun idea to use all the punchies as decoration!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Annie said...

Now that really is using up all the snippets Di nd I love it.
A x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous scallop card and the dots are a brilliant finishing touch.

Kath said...

Love the card and the dots.
Kath x

Sarn said...

You have waaaaaaay more patience than me! I love the results of your patience though! Great card (despite what 'im indoors says!

Sarn xxx

Sue - said...

Love the card and especially all those little dots!!

tilly said...

I love it but would I have the patience?? I don't think so lol

Hettie said...

Oh My Goodness! I cannot believe you stuck all those lickle dots to the page. Talk about recycling!!
Great effect though and I likie the bright colours.

Kimbo said...

What a great fun card and such patience x

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Di what a brilliant card and to use the dots up has created the perfect card for the challenge .....well done truly is lovely and a great idea xx

ike said...

Well, I think that's really, really cool. The dots are an inspiration. I have often looked at all the little cut-out bits and thought they should be used for something :-)
Fabulous job :-D
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jen Nelson said...

Di this is super cute
love how you used the scallops. Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Lovely card, and I do admire your patience in attaching those dots. Thank you for your visit and sadly I did not get the bread done. However we did make some more ice cream. Yum! Even better was the ice cream we made today - mint chocolate, the nicest I have ever tasted. Also mad a double dose of chocolate chip cookies and some cheese scones. Bread now delayed till tomorrow, together with some Yorkshire parkin. Is your nose twitching yet? xx Maggie

Elizabeth said...

Have you gone completely dotty??? You've just proved that we crafters hate to waste a thing, Di :)) I think it's a brilliant use of those punched bits but you must surely deserve 10 gold stars for patience! Lovely card. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Dotty Di, great card and great use of the dots from the dies, love the colours and also your comment on Len.

Kath x

Darnell said...

Well I am glad you had the patience to do it, Di, because I think it is cuter than all get out!! I want to blow them off the paper! You've made an interactive card!!

Debs Willis said...

this is great.I LOVE the diddy dots, so no hospital visit for me lol!!

Debs x

Anonymous said...

FAB!! It must have taken ages to stick those on!

My in house critic got so fed up of hospital food that now he just says everything is 'nice love'!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love it! I can't fathom patiently sticking all those dots on. Please tell me you were heavily medicated at the time.