Some of you may know that I am a bit of a fickle crafter and my style and likes tend to change with the weather (which is quite frequent!), but I am finding more and more that I am swayed towards the clean and simple style of card making! I have also found a love of colour and really love the clean lines of a simple design with bold colour schemes. Until recently, I would never have dreamt of making a card without mat and layering...God forbid! And I felt a card was not complete until every inch was covered in something! But now, I embrace the white spaces and modernity of a CAS design, I love the crispness of the geometric shapes and the lack of 'foofiness', the simplicity of the layout and the way it focuses on the image or sentiment......well, for this week anyway!!!
So with this in mind, I have a little creation to share with all you lovely peeps!...
Deconstructing Jen - I have noticed her sketches before, but never really used them until now, but I have to say I am converted! I have only really found sketches in the last couple of years or so, but they are so handy when you're not quite sure where to start and are a real inspiration starter! I have also discovered YELLOW thanks to the lovely Sue Bearhouse who has been using it a lot lately on her designs, which always looks so bright and cheerful! Thanks Sue!...
Deconstructed Sketch #139, the yellow polka dot is from Prima's Hello Pastel paper pad and the gingham is one of my own. The rest of the papers are just scraps from my stash. The sweet image is another from the Digistamp Boutique's Rosie Collection and she's coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers. Here's the colours I used :
Skin - Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink, Coral
Hair - Caramel, Cappuccino, Champagne, Light Fawn
Dress - Buttercup, Canary, Sunflower, Gold
Hairband - Honeydew, Pastel Green, Soft Green
Shoes - Pastel Beige, Cappuccino, Umber
Flower - Blossom, Sorbet, Fuschia, Meadow, Leaf, Bright Green
The little Hello tag came from one of the sheets in the Prima pad and I added some buttons and pearls to embellish...
...I decorated the inside of the card to match the front and have added a sentiment circle with Happy Birthday on. I really like the bright and sunny feel of this little card and hope you do too! Thanks for coming by to see me and I'll be back soon with some more crafty creations!
Big crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
I'm joining in with The Deconstrusted Sketch #139
Fabruary Customer Challenge (2nd entry)
Spots or Stripes
Girly (2nd entry)