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Monday 25 November 2013

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 105 - clean and simple

The latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Viv who has chosen the theme  of CAS or Clean and Simple. 

Clean and Simple is defined as 

A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments, most often single layered or minimal layers.

I chose a sympathy card for this challenge - I think the nature of the card really suits clean and simple, because it is not the time for fussy and embellished.

My card base was a 6 x 6 square plain smooth white card.

I particularly liked this clear stamp called humming bird garden, from Inkylicious, which was stamped with black versafine ink onto the offcut from my A4 sheet!  I trimmed this topper to size, and then edged it with the black.

A simple sentiment was stamped in the bottom right hand corner, and I used a fineliner pen to make my own "frame", using a method often used by Barbara Gray, but which I haven't really tried before.  I quite liked the outcome, so will probably use it again.

For this challenge: 
We are sponsored by
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. 

Long may it continue! 

 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud. 

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