... Less is More - the new Challenge blog set up by Chrissie and Mandi is proving to be amazingly popular, and at the time of writing there have been 142 entries for this week's challenge. The challenge being to make "classic Clean and Simple cards" - and this week's we have been asked to use the colours black, white and pink. I made a card earlier this week and have been popping back from time to time to check out the entries - totally brilliant.
While I was busy with my challenge cards this morning, I came across this flower stamp - and realised that it was crying out to be used on a CAS card.
It's such an elegant art deco style flower and I have to admit that it's only seen ink once - and that was for my Stamp Catalogue!! I stamped the image and cut it out using my Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle. I gently distressed the border of the image, and then coloured the flower with Promarkers. I've added a hint of pale shimmery chalk to the leaves, as it looked odd without! I mounted the image onto bright pink holographic card - also cut with my Spellbinders dies. I'm not sure whether it shows up clearly in the photo, but I added some sparkle to the image with silver spray - it has a lovely sparkle in real-life. Finally, I added a simple sentiment and a few gems! I'm really pleased with how this card has turned out! Simple elegance.
Stamps: Papermania - PMA10069 Deco Flower; Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box -Hugs
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud; Versafine - Onyx Black
Promarkers: Magenta, Cerise, Pink Carnation
Spellbinders: Long Classic Rectangles Sm (S4-144) #4, Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Sm (S4-145) #2, Labels 14 (S4-290) # 4
Accessories: Card and gems from stash
That's all for today. I've had an extremely productive day in my craft room, and even managed to get some washing done - which means more ironing!! And this evening Jonathan and I are going to start sorting out what needs to be packed for Jonathan's trip to India! I'll be back again tomorrow.