Monday, July 27, 2009

Clean and Simple Challenge Card

Another quick note as I am still catching up from my little Florida jaunt.
This evening I made my very first 'clean and simple' (CAS) card for the Splitcoaststampers challenge. The challenge was a sketch challenge based upon a card by Krystie Lee.
My image is called 'Potted Plant' (The Digi Shack). I thought it was perfect for a CAS. I re-sized the image using Adobe Photoshop which maintains the proportion of the dimensions. Next I colored it using ink and blender pen & a little bit of marker on the pot. I added the ribbon and brad. I left off a sentiment so I could add something later- either get well, thinking of you, or sympathy. The card is 4 X 4.
This was definitely way outside my comfort zone. The card doesn't have multiple layers, designer paper, or distressing; and it has limited embellishments. It is so different from my typical style, I can't even evaluate if I like it. {don't get me wrong- I do love the digi image}.
But, trying new things is always fun for me even if I don't like the results. Another reason to love this art is that it is an adventure! Have a great Tuesday!

Stamps: Potted Plant (The Digi Shack)
Paper: WW, textured real red, black (Stampin' Up)

Ink: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories: Blender Pen, Black gingham ribbon (Offray), Red Velvet Brad (Creative Imaginations)


Amy Johnson said...

Now this is a PERFECT example of a clean and simple card. You are definately good with this style! I just wrote a post about CAS on my blog, and how I struggle with this style. I love how the flower pot speaks a multiple of words without saying a thing! Great ribbon/embellie treatment too!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Amy! This is the IDEAL CAS card. Our craft allows us to "step outside of the box" . Sometimes we just have to test the waters. Nice job!

Crystal said...

This is so wonderful, A perfect CAS card and the sketch you worked awesome!!! What a beauty this is!

Alysabeth said...

This is really nice:o) Great job!

my5bratz said...

simple yet stuuning....

Peggy said...

Super CAS card!! Love the colors you chose!

Anonymous said...

Congrats for stepping outside your comfort zone, and I'll evaluate it for you - IT'S PERFECT! Perfect colors, perfect image, perfect details - perfect CAS card!