Thursday, March 11, 2010

Treehouse- Spring Cleaning - Clean And Simple Challenge

Happy Thursday,
Now this week at The Treehouse we have a new challenge that was a real challenge to me.
We want you to make a "Clean and Simple" card which means very few embellishments, fewer layers and an image that can make the card alone.
Now this was a real test for me as I like to add lots of challenges to my card and that usually means lots of "stuff" on the card so to strip it down to the basics really took me out of my comfort zone.
I have Design Team member Neva of Neva's Crafty Cave to thank for this challenge, take a look at her blog to see her style.

Now I couldn't not have challenges so these I think work for this type of card;

Taylored Expressions had a beautiful clean looking sketch
Sassy Susie had an Easter theme
KL Stampin and Scrappin want Buttons
Ooh La La had an Anything Goes theme
Stamp With Fun wanted a Spring card
Rosie Dees also want you to Think Spring
Tanda Teaser wanted Simply Spring
Scrappy Frogs wanted you to "Challenge Yourself" and this certainly was a challenge for me.

Card Recipe:
Image - Joyful BlessingsTreehouse Stamps digi
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Buttons - Dress it Up by Jesse James
Medium - Copic Markers
Acrylic flower - Hobby Lobby

I didn't leave the inside blank but it sure is simple ;)

I colored two of the image and popped one on top of the other. I know that doesn't really fit completely with the "Clean and Simple" rule but it's as simple as this "Fussy and Fancy" girls gonna get! LOL
And it really was a super quick card once I decided how to approach it, jst about 20 minutes from start to finish.

I hope you've enjoyed this and don't think I've cleaned up too much, there's sure to be some more "fancy schmancy" on my next card :)


Neva said...

TeeHee Katie, sorry for taking you out of your comfort zone but I guess that is why they are called "CHALLENGES" huh? LOL.
You really clean up great. this is just adorable. Great job.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

How Sweet! I should get crafting, I have no Easter Cards done yet.

Anne said...

Fantastic card Katie, I love clean and simple. Thanks for joining the fun at OLL. Hugs x

Susie Sugar said...

Katie this is so fresh and clean Adorable card , thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

Yaneri said...

Too cute! Love the coloring and the embossing! Sa-weet!!!


SallyB said...

What a gorgeous colour Blue..and I love the embossed paper and those very teeny tiny buttons!
Thanks for entering your card into Susie's Sassy Challenge!
Happy Easter!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A beautiful card - love your soft colour palette! Thanks for joining the Tanda Teaser!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Katie, I know this was hard for you!! LOL! The result s are wonderful, though!! Great job!

Beryl K said...

Lovely card Katie, thank you for joining in the fun at OLL this week
Beryl x

Anonymous said...

Another pretty card. I love the touch of the little buttons. so cute.

Unknown said...

Great job. It sure is hard to make a plain and simple card when you are used to making them fancy isn't it? Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs! Hugs, Stephanie

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

what for wonderful spring card !! love the image !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Katie! I love your take on the button challenge...very cute! Thanks for joining the KLSNS button challenge!

Kelly L said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing and of course those tiny little buttons! :) Thanks for joining us at KL SNS DT blog for our button challenge this week.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katie, what a pretty card. Love the cute image and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Susie's sassy challenge and Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x