Sunday, April 18, 2010

Clean and Simple Challenge




Ok, this was torture.  Again, I thought this was a cool sketch and all the samples over on the Clean and Simple Challenge Blog were fabulous!  And the white space on their samples looked great!
So why was this so hard?  teehee.  I started out with a piece of the floral paper for the center panel and after hopping over to the Clean and Simple blog realized that it was going to be too busy for this challenge.  I have to accept the "white space".  So as hard as it was for me I went with the white and punched the floral DP.  Then after I got through the "white space" drama, teehee, I had to resist inking everything up.  I just knew that this would look so much better if I rubbed on some orange chalk, ever so gently around the edges, but I resisted again.  Will I ever get comfy with Clean and Simple??  I sure hope so.  Because I have ALOT of birthday cards to make!!
If you have time, take a minute to hop through some of the participate cards.  I really enjoyed seeing it was used in different ways.  There were couches on one of them!

I also need to give credit to the Color Throwdown Blog!  Awesome colors, that I would have never used without a little nudge!

Also linking to :
Our Creative Corner - Butterflies

Have all you butterfly lover's seen the Mariposa Matstack???  It is soooo awesome!  Check it out HERE.  These pictures DO NOT do it justice.  You have to see it in person.
Yep I already have mine!  I got it 40% off at Joanns!

Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

15 comments:

Jennifer Meyer said...

What a gorgeous card and design! I LOVE the pretty colors and you rocked the sketch - WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with us Our Creative Corner!

Have a fun week ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a pretty combo of patterned paper circles and butterfly punches.

Becky Carafa said...

Love how you did the sentiment and combined the circles and butterflies, just lovely! Thanks for playing!

Natasha said...

Absolutely fabulous! You definitely fooled me into believing CAS is in your comfy zone :D

Michelle said...

I saw that sketch and thought how cool I want to try and I would be just like you - ACCCKKKK why is this so hard?!?! LOL I think yours turned out fabulous. Love the colors you used and you can't go wrong with butterflies - great job!!

Barb said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors and how you mixed the butterflies & circles :)

Eva said...

Awesome Card...very pretty!

ScrappyPam said...

That white space would have been hard for me, too! But yours turned out fabulously!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is gorgeous!! CAS yet oh so pretty ♥ Love your take on both the CTD and the sketch challenge! Isn't that patterned paper beautiful?!

Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week :]

LeAnne said...

Well, you did this CAS just perfectly! This is one popular sketch, I have seen it done several times and each time it was great...I love the way you used the butterflies, too! Thanks for playing the CTD! Oh, and the sentiment panel that is deckled on one edge...so cool!

Maria Matter said...

Simply Beautiful Melisa!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

You did a beautiful job with the sketch, Melisa....this is gorgeous!!!!!

Jess said...

Stunning card! Love the use of white space and those butterflies are so fun!

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Nicely done...thanks for sharing and playing with Our Creative Corner this week:-)

Jennifer Carter said...

Love this!! Love that layout! Great job!

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