Sunday, 1 September 2013

One Lucky Day...

That's the message on my card today, but really, if we were being accurate, it should say 'one lucky blogger who finally managed to get a card made a day before deadline'.........!
Who was it who coined the phrase 'clean and simple'?? Um, yeah......that's a little bit impossible for a messy crafter like me!!!
Anyway.....after lots of horribleness that ended up in the bin, I managed to cobble something together for the new challenge starting today over at A Little Bit Crafty! You guessed it, the theme is 'clean and simple' !
In the end, I decided to interpret Clean And Simple in a messy crafter way.... Clean in that there is a fair bit of white space (with no thumb prints!!! Yay!!!!) around the card, and Simple in that there are only three design elements to the piece..... (yep, totally ignoring the 'lots of painty/stamped layers in the square bit'....)
I made a small (10cm by 10cm) painty panel. This is a perfect way to use up all those masterboard bits you may have - smaller sections cut from a bigger piece of painty fabulousness! All the paint I used today was PaperArtsy Fresco finish, Zesty Zing, Smoked Paprika, Guacamole and London Bus. (Or, yellow, orange, sage green and red!)
I used some background stamps to add a touch of black stamping...
My wire flower was made by twisting rusty tin wire into six oval petal shapes. These were glued down, then I added a circular wire centre...
This was done by winding the wire four times around an alcohol ink bottle (great size!!), then wrapping the ends over and over to secure the circle. I covered a scrap of book page with paint and stamping to match the base, then glued the circle to it. Once dry, cut out and glue on top of the petals!
I'm absolutely certain you'll be much better at Clean And Simple than I am...why not create a little something and enter it in the challenge over at ALBC?
Have fun!
Trish xxxxxx


  1. Works for me Trish! Love the rusty flower embellishment. Glad I'm not the only one who's thumbprints get everywhere.

  2. It looks fantastic! I really love the simplicity of it.

    Emma x

  3. Hi Trish,

    Haaa -- clean and simple certainly can be into messy and difficult! Your card looks great though and I it certainly does look clean and simple. I like the wire flower.

    I always enjoy visiting and really appreciate your use of color.


  4. Great way to show the clean and simple can be messy too! :) love the flower.

  5. This is beautiful! I love it!

  6. This is gorgeous (just looked at 10cm on ruler & that is a dinky panel). I too struggle with this challenge but I think your card is best of both worlds. Love the flower & saw someone do the wrapping of wire other day on yt. Going to try it Whatever(rusty wire does make hands brown tho so will be wary of finger prints.. Lol)
    Now I need to make anniversary card for parents (53 years, wow?). Thanks as always Trish :)))

  7. As far as I am concerned this is not CAS (LOL), but I so LOVE it! Gorgeous flower on a beautiful background.

  8. Lovely colourful CAS card that wire floral too

    Crafty Hugs

    Annie x


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