Monday, November 12, 2012

CYP Challenge #136 ~ Clean and Simple

Yay! I love the challenge this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. It's Clean and Simple (CAS) which is right up my alley. I always fall in love with the images I colour and then am reluctant to add too much that might distract from it. Yet when I look at cards that other people do that are more complicated or heavily embellished, I love them and time! Anyway, this time I have a good reason to keep it simple.

The image I chose from one of our fabulous sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps, is this adorable Baby Bundle Flower. Those sweet little baby heads popping out of the flowers make me smile every time I look at them. I also love the squiggly stems. I coloured this image with my Prismacolor pencils and then cut it out using an MFT die. The matting was cut free hand following the shape of the image and the dotted lines were first pencilled in using the next size smaller die to trace. Faux stitching was doodled over the pencil and then the pencil lines were erased.

The background dotted paper was from my stash and was matted on the same brown textured cardstock used for the image piece. Three pieces of ribbon were cut to wrap around the background layer and were then adhered in the back. The image was popped up on foam tape over those ribbons. Three tiny buttons were threaded with brown floss and adhered to the upper left corner to balance the computer generated sentiment, Welcome to your new little bud, in the bottom right corner. That little tag was matted in brown, faux stitched and popped up on foam dots after the brad was added to the hole.

Clean, simple, easy-peasy. Love it!  Hope you'll join in this challenge. It's always fun to see what you create. For more inspiration, be sure to check out the projects from the rest of the Craft Your Passion DT on the blog. You won't be disappointed!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday ~ Linky Party
Robyn's Fetish ~ Challenge 133 Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox ~ Challenge 30 Flowers, Hats, or Horses
Crafty Catz ~ Challenge 158 Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art.



ParkNSlide said...

Delightful image. Thanks for the tutorial on how you did the faux stitching---I was wondering how you were able to get it so even.

Words and Pictures said...

Cutest image - love your smart CAS card!
Alison x

Unknown said...

hiya what a delightful card this is Bonnie loving the images thanks for sharing your card with us at CRAFTY CATZ..see you again hugs sassyxxx

Shirley-Anne said...

A sweet image that warms the heart . Love your detailed frame for it too . Love the CAS card , just my style . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

PaperDaisies said...

Just love the colour combo. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.Just love the warm colours and sweet sentiment.Both go so well with the cute image.
Lisa x