Saturday, February 6, 2010

Clean and Simple......Sort of......


The Clean and Simple challenge at SCS this week was an inspiration challenge based on this beautiful card designed by Kelly Landers. I used a black and a ruby red marker to color various parts of a stamp from Of the Earth. Then I turned a roof stamp from Good Neighbors upside down to make the pots and popped up the center image panel on dimensionals. I based the layout of the card on this week's Saturday's Sketch Challenge at Stamping411 but I used the scallop trim border punch in place of the ribbon. Amazing the debris a "clean and simple" card can leave behind - not to mention inky fingerprints everywhere!

29 comments:

Nance said...

Such a clever card! Both the use of the roof stamp and the three images of the plant as it grows...fantastic!

Library Barb said...

Dreaming of spring and growing things. :)

Patti MacLeith said...

GENius!

Kim said...

Simple but beautiful!

Kim said...

My bugs thank you ;) Hehe

Selene Kempton said...

Oh ~ you SO rocked this challenge! I love the clean and simple feel of it! I love the flowerpot idea with the house set! Fantastic.

Donna said...

So pretty! I love the way you stayed simple and reminded us that Spring is just around the corner.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Okay!!! You are a GENIOUS!!! I love, love, love this!!!!!

Barb said...

Brillant and Beautiful!

Krista Driessen said...

Gorgeous ! Love the clean and simple look !

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful card - love the simplicity!
Thanks for playing along this week!

Jen Timko said...

This is simply stunning. I love everything about it!! So clever!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Absolutely stunning.

I love the simplicity of the black & white with a pop of color.

Patsy Waggoner said...

So cool! Love how you used the roof!
Stampingly
Patsy Waggoner

L. Ann said...

what a beautiful card. i was wondering what stamp set you had used so I was very surprised (and tickled) when you revealed that you had used the roof from the good neighbors set as the pot for your plant. Cool idea.

rubberstampinzone said...

terrific card. so creative and brilliant. Love what you've done. It's beautiful!

Carla Bazhenow said...

This is terrific. You so wow me all the time. Hugs,

Patti Chesky said...

The simplicity of this card makes it even more gorgeous!!!

I love the stages of the flower growing. Genius!!

Cards by Gina said...

Such a smart and beautiful card!

Melissa said...

This is UBER cute!! How very clever and beautiful!! I adore it!

Tiffany Bauer said...

OMG!!! I love this and yes you are very clever!!! Great job and I love the fact that your card is CAS!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog this week!!!

Connie said...

Very pretty AND clever! Love the pop of color! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

gbarron56 said...

hi Linda -- this card is clean, simple and STUNNING! Fabulous job with this week's sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! We hope you'll be back soon! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

Mary Fish said...

Charming how the flower is coming to life. Hugs, M

stamperbeth said...

How smart using the roof like that! Love this!

Dallas said...

Absolutely gorgeous and how creative to have used the roof top UPsideDOWN to get that look!

Simple and stunning is what you achieved and I'll be back to browse and get some more of your ideas :o)

lindiloo said...

Wow how creative- how diverse our stamps are - the perfect vase! A beautiful card Thank you.

Nancy said...

What a creative idea using the house roof stamp for the vase. Love the simplicity of the image also.
Nancy Lempinen

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Love this one, what an easy idea and such a striking outcome, I must try this.