Sunday, 15 January 2012

Clean and Simple Fun

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.

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Esther said...

What a lovely idea..great design and gorgeous image..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Debi said...

great CAS card Sue, what a darling image, thanks for joining us again at craft room challenge, debi x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Great idea to use the inkpad like this Sue makes a great background. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge and for the great plug! XOXO Zoe

Maria said...

Hi Sue, I love the effect from using the inkpad on the background. A gorgeous, and really striking, card. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card just lovely!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

hazel said...

I love your CAS card Sue - a great background. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

stampdiva said...

Love the clean, graphic style to your card.
Really wonderful.