Monday, February 20, 2012

Clean and Simple Challenge

Good Evening! 

It's school vacation week, so I'll be juggling stuff this week.  I didn't play along with mojo Monday this morning like normal.  I started to put a card together for it, and I just couldn't find my mojo.. LOL

When I saw that the clean and simple challenge over on SCS this week was stitching, I pulled out a set that I have been dying to play with! 

First ~ daisy's are my favorite flower, and I just love this sentiment.  Clean and simple cards are supposed to be simple, more about the design than extra layers or fancy frills.  Although I think I got a little carried away with the bow. 

I started with the center panel which is watercolor paper.  I stamped the flower from the Every Moment Stamp Set using a Stazon Black Ink Pad.  I sponged the background using Old Olive and Bashful Blue Ink Pads.  I colored the main flower with Olive, Espresso and Daffodil markers, and used an aqua painter to water out the markers. 

The Ribbon is Espresso Colored Satin Ribbon, to match layer two.  I added the faux stitching in the corner to add some interest, but in the true form of clean and simple I did just a little.  I also added a tiny little pearl to the middle of the flower.  I'm not sure how good my photos are tonight.  It's awful dark in the house.

Next some measurements.
Base Layer: Daffodil Cardstock:  11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Espresso Card Stock 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 3 Water Color Paper 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Keepin it Clean and Simple today!  Hopefully I'll figure out a card to do for mojo Monday by tomorrow!  Have a great night!  :)

Selene Kempton


LeAnne said...

Ooooooh....this is lovely! I love seeing how many different styles you encompass!!! I love watercoloring and this sketch is so sweet!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Well ... this is a perfectly acceptable alternative to the Mojo Monday! A sweet and peaceful card ... with lots of class! I don't think your MOJO is gone at all! Hugs xxx