I am hosting the first challenge of the Quirky year, and it is Clean and Simple. Now I think I am normally a CAS sort of gal, some folks put everything including the kitchen sink on their cards so CAS might mean something different to them!
So here is my even cleaner and simpler card, our sponsor is the wonderful Stitchy Bears Digital Stamps, and I used two images together, the Blue Tit 4 is by IkeSart, and the bird house is called A Sign of Spring and is by Lil Diva. The image is coloured with Promarkers, I tried hard to get the colouring right on the bird, I cut out the panel leaving a lot of white space with a Spellbinders Grand Labels 1 die then edged it with pink Promarker. The Grand Labels 1 die set is one of my Christmas presents to me, and just arrived from the USA - perfect timing) and this is the first use so I guess I can enter Darlene's NBUS challenge with it (also the images are new courtesy of Stitchy Bears Digital Stamps). I used a bigger size of the die to make the card blank in yellow, and the blue panel to go on top. Darlene's plan is to get us to use that NBUS and convert so - this is officially now ABUS (Already Used Schtuff). Does it matter that I haven't used all sizes of the dies yet?
No sentiment, so it is a multi purpose card, and even simpler and it is Spring like to cheer me and everyone else up, I might take it to the hospital for Mother in Law, or get Shaun to take it as I have a really awful cold or virus so haven't been able to visit for a couple of days.
I am working on another version of this, if I could only find my Sansador I would finish it!
I love Blue Tits and we have many of them in the garden visiting the feeder, and usually nesting in our next box which is high up on the apex of the garage roof, and never gets cleaned out by us - but they seem to survive.
My definition of CAS is very few or no embellishments, clean and simple lines, lots of "white" space, this can be any colour but lots of plain unprinted, unstamped, undecorated space of any colour. It will be interesting to see who can actually do this, including my teamies!
Come and play Quirky CAS with us, and maybe you will make top 3 and win one of our wonderful prizes, or you can just come and see the wonderful examples we have from the team and heap of guest designers this time at Quirky Crafts Challenge blog.
This little birdie has flown into the following challenges: