This fortnight's challenge at Craft Room is 'Clean and Simple'. Click HERE to join in the fun or scroll down the sidebar for their button.
Now I don't know about you but to me clean and simple means uncluttered, unfussy, plain and with a limited colour palette. Hmm, not as easy as you think if, like me, you love to use patterned papers, inks, ribbons, lace, gems and other embellishments, so I did feel it a bit constrained to begin with when planning my idea. However, designs with limited colour palettes are how I usually work and so it wasn't too much of a leap to the black and white theme of old photographs.
Using the long side of a black StazOn ink pad, I simply inked lines down the card making the two nearest the left-hand side slightly wider and more smudged to echo the edge of the image which is from the Crafty Individuals stamp CI - 131. This and the sentiment were stamped onto glossy white card stock to add some texture.