'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Well, I’m sure it won’t look like it but it’s taken me all afternoon to make these VERY clean and simple cards – well out of my comfort zone – I don’t do clean and simple, or very rarely.  I’m sure most people would do these in half an hour – at the most – but I really struggled.

I use the Penny Black flowers a lot and, occasionally, in this way, with felt tip pens – but the Stampendous flowers were done with paper piecing and silver embossing AND it’s layered on silver mirror card,  which I’ve probably had for about 8 years.  I find it much, much easier to work with colour.  I didn’t think I was a ‘more is more’ type of person, but perhaps I am?

cas 1

The pink paper (Scrapbook paper for the blooms themselves) really IS pink – not this deeper colour you can see here.  Got a new scanner, so I obviously need to fine tune it – way too many options on it…

cas 2

11 very much appreciated comments:

Sally H said...

Cath, they are lovely! Thanks so much for stepping out of your comfort zone with us at TT this week, and thanks also for the wonderful comment you left for me too x

Chris said...

LOL Cath, know just what you mean. I find it really hard to do CAS but you've made some lovely cards.

Ildiko said...

Hmmmm if I think abt simple I think I hardly ever do it. I have to have some flower or ribbon. Thanks stepping out of yr confort zone with TT

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful cards, so glad you stuck with it. thank you for stretching with us at TT this week.

barbara (AKA Bee) said...

Hi Cath and thankyou for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week. I toostruggle with anything clean and simple, or cute and flowery come to that, but you have made a great job of these.

Bee xx

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

love them, I know what you mean but I hate doing grungy and stuff and it took me ages to do mine too. You have stepped up to the challenge well.

Emma xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great... I love those colors!

Would be great if you would take part
on our new ATC Challenge!
NEW!Fun with Atc´s Challenge # 9

xxx Susi

Silvia said...

Both cards are wonderful.

stampdiva said...

Oh I do sympathise as I would struggle to make such cards. You have done so well to make these cards. Respect is due to you! Lynne M x

sam21ski said...

Well done Cath, I don't do clean and simple either so I really do know how you felt!!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards Cath and a fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
x Michelle