Friday, 10 June 2011

SDC #32 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE

The Stampotique Designers Challenge this week is a non-Stampotique stamp week, which means you don't have to use their stamps if you don't want to. As I only possess one together with some stamped images given to me by a very generous crafter, this challenge is 'up my street'.
Having said that, the theme Clean and Simple proved harder than I thought and my little card took me 2 days to do!!!!
I used a 6"x6" white card base and stamped the swirl with Archival black. The image is so clear from the La Blanche stamps. I then stamped Dream, again in black Archival, let it dry a few seconds before using a water brush to colour over it with weathered wood DI. Three black gems in the corner and job done.
I really like the effect of this simple look despite my pondering - used to grungy and layering!! - and may just make some more.
Why not pop over to the Stampotique challenge blog and have a go yourself.

13 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brilliant and ohh you are so brave using a 6 x 6 card. I quite often use 4 x 4 for Clean and Simple.
Love Hazelxox

Hermine said...

Very elegant

joanne wardle said...

lovely, and well done for doing it if it's not your usual style. thanks for taking part in the stampotique challenge

Kaz said...

This is beautiful, so stylish. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card, that flourish is such a stonge image it needs nothing more! Love it and well done CAS is a real challenge. XOXO Zoe

Willy said...

Wonderful CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge # 32.

Artyjen said...

I so know what you mean! It takes an age doesn't it to get your thoughts together!! HOL (Not much chance for me there then!)
Your card is fabby and you know how much I love weathered wood :)
xoxo Sioux

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Wow, your design time was totally worth it! You've rocked the Stampotique CAS challenge!! Your inspiration piece is beautiful!
Val :)

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful and very stylish! Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Basement Stamper said...

Love the card you created and the stamp you used. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous composition.

Jayne C said...

Just beautiful! x

Gez said...

WOW! Stunning Joanne. Hope you've had a lovely time away.. I'm looking forward to catching up with your blog. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.