Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Back to basics

This week's demonstratable card challenge was to go back to basics. It was a very limited challenge: 1 stamp set, 3 colors (no In Colors) plus neutrals, no embellishments, no tools (except very basic ones like scissors). Wow! I decided to go WAY back to when I first started stamping. Bold Brights was my first and favorite color family, and now I hardly use them. I knew I wanted to use Simply Said, and I wanted to color in the flowers. Well, Bold Brights are the only markers I have, so that helped narrow down my colors! I colored the flowers Pixie Pink and added some Lovely Lilac in the centers. The stems are Gable Green. My card base is Pixie Pink with flowers stamped in Pixie Pink and Lovely Lilac. I used a strip of Gable Green instead of ribbon, and I matted the focal image in Lovely Lilac. This card took me about 15 minutes, and that's because I had to restamp the focal image 3 times.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Simply Said; Paper: Whisper White, Gable Green, Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink; Ink: Bold Brights markers, Black StazOn; Accessories: NONE
Happy stamping!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Jana! Love your card...this has been one of my favorite sets. I need to pull it out and demo it again!
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Vanessa said...

very cute, simple cards are great!

Kathy W said...

good for you, bold brights were my first color set I got too, now I am earth elements girl. thanks for reminder that basics are good!

Vickie said...

Very cute card Jana!! I LOVE this set!! I also LOVE the clean and simple style!

Sharon Graham said...

Excellent! Love the layout and color combination. And, that's one of my favorite sets.

I was just thinking that I should make more cards that just used the basics. Afterall, we all started with just a few supplies in a shoebox before we had to have everything. LOL Was this an SCS challenge?

Laura Brown said...

This would be a super hard challenge for me. You did great!

Beate said...

Wow! That's a tough challenge! Great take on it though!
Hugs and smiles

Jenn D said...

What a fabulous card. I'm not quite sure I could limit myself to so few supplies. You are right about it feeling like the early start up days. It is gorgeous!