Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Clean & Simple
We've got a Clean & Simple (CAS) Challenge on I ♥ Promarkers for #73 this week and our prize is sponsored by Joanna Sheen.
I struggled with CAS cards in the past, but recently I've become more comfortable with them. It is so hard to resist the temptation to add just a little more to a design ! Careful placement of the elements is the secret to achieving balance and simplicity in your CAS design.
When we talk about 'white space' on CAS cards it doesn't necessarily have to be white, just clean open spaces. For my DT card I opted to use a kraft base card on which I stamped the coffee/tea stain image, from Queen Kat Designs, using Memento Rich Cocoa ink - I suspect that most of us have images just like this one on our crafting table !! The Relax sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the teacup image is a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine.
I don't often use the masking technique but I knew that I wanted the three teacup images to look as though they were really stacked on top of each other - I hope I achieved this, what do you think?
The image was cut out with a plain rectangle nestie and distressed around the edges with Old Paper and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The image was, of course, coloured with Promarkers.
That's it from me today, it's over to you now, let us see your CAS creations. Add a link to your card on the ILPM blog and we'll drop over to check it out, plus you will be entered into the draw for this week's prize of £10 to spend in the Joanna Sheen Store.