Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PDCC76 and my first Clean & Simple Sketch (135)

It's Tuesday again, which means I'm submitting my next Play Date Cafe challenge card! This week I was trying to keep it "clean & simple"...I really like this style (in addition to a more elaborate style, of course) and I need to practice, because I see others' art that is simple & elegant (Nichole Heady is awesome at achieving a gorgeous look with simple...my most recent faves are here) and I'm always in awe of it! I've realized, however, that it is a special skill that must be developed..of appreciating the simplicity and knowing when to stop, even if it looks "unfinished" to me! ;)

So without further ado, here are my PDCC colors and the sketch:

And here's my card:


I must admit that it's not my favorite card I've ever made...I had a bit of a hard time...oh well, live & learn!! I'm not giving up, because I want to master this skill! :)

Supplies used:

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Brilliant Blue (SU)
Patterned Paper: {blue butterfly} from Good Day Sunshine (SU)
Stamp Set(s): {sentiment} from Mat Stack 2 Collection (PTI); {tiny embellishments} from Calendar Basics (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: White Daisy (CTMH)
Embellishments: green organdy ribbon (CTMH); green rhinestones (Michaels)
Tools: Love Lives Here butterfly die (PTI); In Spades Borderabilities die and Blossom Two Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)


  1. A lovely card, great use of the sketch and colours! I love your layered flower. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  2. Your layered flower is so pretty with its cascading colors. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.