Clean and Very Simple

Friday, March 20, 2009

TGIF!! Ahhh, I can feel the weekend in my bones already!

So yesterday I promised you something a little different from me and even as I type this post, I am still skeptical on whether to show it to you or not. It is SO clean and simple that it may very well pass as being unfinished! But no, it was intentional.


No patterned paper, no layers....this is so unlike me! My initial idea was to display this Whipper Snapper image in a circle on a square card, but everything I tried seemed too busy for this relaxing image and I wanted something much simpler. Then I started thinking about the super sweet comments you all leave saying how you love my coloring and thought to myself 'What if that was all that was on the card; just the image colored up?'

Funnily enough, Shelly Comiskey, an illustrator for Whipper Snapper, did just the same thing with one of her cards on Wednesday.....except pulled it off a WHOLE LOT better then I did! I used cheapo watercolor paper; Shelly used Fabriano Mediovalis watercolor card. Does that not sound like deliciously yummy paper?!? I may have to invest in some because I just LOVE that handpressed look to the edges.

I heat embossed the image and after coloring it up, the only things I added to it was some diamond stickles to the bubbles and the ribbon. It's a good thing there wasn't too much to this card because apparently my brain wasn't going to handle much more. Wanna see my first attempt??


Ummm, yeah....ya think I need a break this weekend?? Tomorrow I pick up my reserved copy of the Twilight DVD....I know what I'll be doing this weekend! ;) LOL Have a good one whatever you're doing!


Supplies
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs 'Bathtub Chicken' & 'Price of Beauty'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black, Versamark, Cool Caribbean, Sahara Sand, Certain Celery, Old Olive, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Morning Marigold, Pretty in Pink, Distress Inks 'Black Soot'
Papers: Canson Watercolor 140 gsm 90lb
Access: Ribbon and stickles

19 Comments:

noora said...

The card is perfect! Nothing missing but nothing too much! I like it a lot!

~amy~ said...

Sandra...I love it...it's fabulous...I'm a huge fan of the clean & simple and it totally brings out that fun whipper snapper image!!

Silli said...

hello Sandra, your card is so sweet. The image makes me smile... Great coloring...wow... Have a nice weekend... Hugs from Silke

Laura said...

You must know that I love it! :) It is suuuuper cute.

mosaic1 said...

Are you kidding me?? You are WAYYYYYY too hard on yourself! That card is adorable......I love it. It's just enough for CAS!

Michelle said...

I love it! Yup - right on the money with your instincts. Never a doubt girlfriend....

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

OOOOH, I LOVE IT!! I think it's just PERFECT!!! =)

Danni said...

Perfection at it's best! You did a great job!

Callie said...

OMG!! I love this card. Especially the image. I need a bath like that!! LOL!! Add another stamp to my wish list!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jane Wetzel said...

This is just adorable!! I totally love it!

Jacilynn said...

Such a cute image. Love the CAS ness of this!

kadie said...

I really like the simplicity of this. You'll have to teach me how to heat emboss after the image is colored, I've only done it prior to coloring. Cool!

Christi said...

This is adorable!! I love it!!

Heather said...

Sandra,

It does not look unfinished at all!!! The coloring is perfect as always and I love the little scene on the white!!!

Awesome!!!

Heather

Lorie said...

Sometimes simple is best,and you sure nailed this one! What a great image! LOVE IT!!

Cassie said...

it doesn't look unfinished at all - and you pulled it off beautifully! love the clean crispness of it all!! FAB-OO!!

Jenny Gropp said...

I love it! It looks totally finished and perfect!

Janna said...

I don't know what you are talking about Sandra!!!! This card is amazing!!! I love the clean look!! Wow, wow, wow! Your coloring can carry this card any day! Seriously! I love, love, love love it1 Did I mention I love it! it is amazing!! And It really is too funny!

Smiles,
janna

MiamiKel said...

How adorable is this!!!!! Such an creative and fun and whimsical card! How do you do it - this is TOP NOTCH!!!!!

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