Sunday, 17 November 2013

Dream Valley Challenge #70 Clean and Simple

Good afternoon, my lovelies! If you're looking for my post for The Squirrel and the Fox please scroll down to the previous post. Ta.

Today at Dream Valley Challenges we have a theme that I found - well, challenging! But that's what it's all about, isn't it?! our theme is Clean and Simple

Our lovely sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons - oh my word, their website is full of the most delectable ribbons and lace that you can imagine! You have to go and see!!!

Ok, so. Clean and Simple. It's ironic that this kind of card takes me a long time to work out! I chucked three previous versions of this card because the stamping was blurred or there was a ruddy great fingerprint in the middle - oops!

The stamps are from a set by Clearly Besotted called You Are. I stamped the solid flower in Dark Peony Color Box Chalk ink, and the centre in Yellow Ochre. I masked the flowers and stamped the rest in memento Tuxedo Black, which I coloured in lightly with pink and yellow coloured pencils. The sentiment is from the Penny Black 'Gratitude' set. The bakers' twine is held in place by tiny niches cut on the top edge of the card, and with Glossy Accents behind the bow to secure it.

The design is meant to remind the recipient of walking in Sheringham Park in Norfolk, between massive banks of gorgeous rhododendron bushes! Well worth a visit, if you're in the area!

Do stroll by Dream Valley and be amazed by my teamies' beautiful work! Then get your thinking caps on, and join in with your own CAS design! it doesn't have to be a card!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


coops said...

so gorgeous mags.fab flowers and i love your cas design :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

A gorgeous CAS card Mags, I love the way you have stamped the flowers and the touches of colour look beautiful.
CAS cards always take me much longer to make too.
hugs Sue xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Mags this is a beautiful card! You have managed to do clean and simple really well, this is something I always struggle with too!
Hugs Lynsey x

mags said...

A gorgeous CAS card Mags. Love the way you have done the stamping. Hope you had a good weekend.

Macpurp said...

am a bit wary of clean cards too, no where to hide with mistakes. This is a beautiful card!
love teen x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Lovely mags! Very elegant minimalist card!

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, wowzers stunning work!! hugs Pops x

scrappymo! said...

Great Cas card. The flowers are lovely and the twine looks great on this one too!

Darnell said...

As a lover of CAS cards, Mags, I think you did a fantastic job on this! I'm glad you stayed with it!! Hugs, Darnell

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, love the stamp!
Hugs Shell xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Tee hee .. .. clean and simple take me the longest too!!!

Love how you have a solid flower amongst all those outlines .. great look!

Sorry for being a stranger. All super busy this end at the mo!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Mags, that's a fab flower stamp - I love how you only coloured one, really makes it pop :) Beautiful sentiment too.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags I love, love this gorgeous card the images of the flower look ACE and I love how you have highlighted just the one flower with colour, super creation.
lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

Your CAS card is lovely. I like the one splash of colour on the flower which you have carried through as the stamped colour. Perfect. Sorry for taking so long to comment but have a lot going on at home at present. hugs Mrs A.