Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Keesh's Sketch Challenge #12

Recently I stumbled across these couple of blogs, Clean and Simple Stamping and Simplicity. I love some of the creations and have been so inspired. Sometimes simple can be so effective. I was challenged by the fact that some of the cards were created using one layer of card stock and only inks.

When I saw Keesh's Sketch challenge, I thought I might try the "simple" approach and use only the card itself and ink.

There was quite a bit of use of the old Stamp-a-ma-jig for this!
I pulled out my oval template (from way back in those University days LOL) and lightly penciled an oval where I wanted it. Then I stamped the image from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set so that it followed that oval. The same thing was done with each word from the greeting in the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. Then using a marker I drew in the missing parts of the oval shape. I have just scored two lines in the card to achieve the stripe in the background.

I hope you feel inspired to try something simple, and if you haven't visited those blogs mentioned above, make sure you check them out!

10 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous card Shelley. Love it.

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  2. Delightful card, love the simple lines.

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  3. Simple but ohhh so elegant!! love it!!
    Amy

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  4. Oh my goodness! This is beautiful, and so clean and simple...and definitely not easy! Thanks for describing how you did the oval. Gonna try this trick for sure!

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  5. I love it!!!!! Especially the way you've worked the stamp into the oval. Just gorgeous!

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  6. It's so pretty and I love how you created an oval using the branch - just gorgeous! I always use so many layers and it's nice to be reminded how beautiful "simple" is!

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  7. Absolutley brilliant Shelley. I totally understand what you mean about clean and simple, it is hard to do, but this card is nothing short of amazing. Thank you so much for playing! Love Keesh x

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  8. this card is absolutely fantastic i love simple clean cards, very clever.

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  9. love your card, so beautiful!

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  10. Congratulations on your Honourable Mention (Keesh's Challenge)!! It really is a gorgeous card

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