Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Clean and.... third time lucky!

There's a new weekly challenge at Splitcoast for "clean and simple" cards. Well, this one has the clean and simple look and really should have been easy but I managed to mess up twice so you're looking at the third time lucky!

This week's challenge is a sketch - I've turned it through 90 degrees and where the sketch has a cluster of three stars, I've used the out-of-the-box technique to make my trees both the stamped image and the corner treatment.

Minimal colouring and only two stamps should have made this fast - the first one was all finished, I turned it over to put adhesive on the back and turned it back to find I'd plonked it into a blob of ink on my work top. Try again! Second time, I jittered as I put the final sentiment in place and got a slow-motion blurred effect as if "Hello" was rising out of the black lagoon. Hmmm. Third time, I stamped the trees, stamped the sentiment, cut it out, coloured it in and then put a clean sheet of paper underneath while I added adhesive to the back - phew!

I've used stamps from two Kim Hughes sets here. The Be Creative blog has a challenge at the moment - mix stamps from more than one Kim Hughes set (or singles from different releases) for a chance to win some Kim Hughes goodies. Check out the details in this post, challenge closes 1st March.

Stamps (all Cornish Heritage Farms):
Spring Trees (Kim Hughes Collection)
Sentiment from Silhouette Blooms I (Kim Hughes Collection)

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Other:
Copic markers (Yellow Green and Brick Beige)
Foam tape

Thanks for dropping by, hope your day is clean and simple!

13 comments:

Rosie (Freycob) said...

It was worth the extra attempts Joanne. I love the simplicity of this card.
x

Di said...

Oh no Joanne, well as Rosie said, it was worth it in the end, it's fab. xx

Karen said...

hehe not laughing really honey X I love the simplicity of this card, its really striking XXX

Paula said...

well, thrid time lucky - fab card,love the simplicity of it.

Net said...

Well they do say third time lucky! That's a very striking card, simple can look bare but that looks perfect!

Hazel said...

I love the clean look of this card (glad to know I'm not the only one to do things like that) x

Janice said...

That sounds like my kind of crafting Joanne! Not sure I would have been able to persevere until it was perfect though!

JanJ said...

What a lovely card, simple can be so hard to do, I can never stop over-embellishing! I think it's stunning

All the best

Jan x

Kathy said...

Now this is fab - I love that simple funky tree image and the way you've designed this card. It's just great, I love it

carolinejane said...

A beautiful card Joanne, and so different to what you normally do - love it...x

Claireabelle said...

Fantastic! I love the simplicity of this
x

Lori Washburn said...

This is so perfect! I love your out of the box idea! I still remember when you used that as a challenge and I enjoy doing it myself now. You are a true artist! :)

Lori Washburn

Traceyr said...

I love the clean lines on this card and the cool looking trees. Fab Joanne. :)