Sunday, March 14, 2010

FTL #82 — Clean & Simple Sketch Challenge

I loved the sketch on the Clean & Simple blog this week, so I decided to have a play with it. This was the result!
I chose this leafy image from the Embrace Life stamp set, and filled the leaves in using a blender pen and black ink so that it was more like a silhouette. I felt that a bit of twine and some tearing would work well with the image, and I was pleased with the way the 'h' in the word 'much' worked so well with the torn edge!

I also tried another card using the same stamp, it is such an elegant image. I kept it very simple and have only used white and olive. The simple style is inspired by Susan Raihala, check out her blog — Simplicity. I think I've taken elements of some of her cards and created this one (it is her designs that have inspired my recent use of twine!).

I had the chance to make four cards today. These are the other two. I have chosen the simple approach again (white space is good!!), also inspired by Susan.

I have had fun this afternoon experimenting with 'simple'. I can't wait to get my Autumn/Winter Mini Catty pre-order so I can play some more, although I might have to be more controlled because this afternoons fun was at the expense of the housework — but you need to have some time to express your creativity sometimes, don't you? :)


  1. Hi Shelley, I really like your card, especially the torn and rolled edge.

  2. They're all so pretty. I especially love the last one.

  3. Wow these are beautiful! I love the first one - it is so striking!

  4. Yes but a bit of dust never hurt anyone whereas stifled creativity could be very dangerous! Absolutely love all your cards but the last one is just perfect!

  5. All very pretty, but especially the first one! Love how you've done the tearing :o)

  6. Wow. These are all stunning. Thanks for the great inspiration!


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