Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sundays With Crissy DT - K.I.S.S!!!!

Woohoo!! I have been bursting to tell my news today!! The lovely and talented Crissy asked if I would like to join her Sundays with Crissy design team!!! Well I didn't have to think long about that, I can tell you!! Of course I said yes instantly and am so thrilled to be able to finally share my first card with you. The theme over at the Sundays With Crissy challenge blog this month is K.I.S.S. - Keep it simple stamper - and here is my take on the challenge. If you're a regular reader you will know that I don't usually do clean and simple cards - far from it! - so this was a true challenge for me but I love the clean look of my card, even though it was very hard to resist adding more and more to it!

I have used Crissy's gorgeous image Rose Butterfly from Whimsy Stamps - this is so beautiful and reminds me of William Morris style papers - which was the inspiration for the colours I have used on the image. I printed the butterfly direcly onto the kraft paper and coloured it with Prismacolor pencils. I also printed it a second time so that I could cut out the top wings to add some dimension to the image.

I created the sentiment on the computer and added some gems from The Hobby House to represent the flight path of the butterfly. The border along the bottom is a Martha Stewart punch (I just couldn't resist LOL) and I added some faux stitching with a black fine liner pen and the white line with a Prismacolor pencil. Then I had to sit on my hands for a long time to prevent me from adding any more doodling or embellishments LOL!

I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Sundays with Crissy!! There are still a few more days left to join in and there is a fabulous prize up for grabs!! Thanks for looking! x


Dragonlady said...

Congratulations on your new DT post and what a fantastic card to start with.

Hugs Ali x

squiggle7 said...

Absolutely stunning card Jane, I love the little gem trail and the way you've coloured the butterfly.


Louise said...

Hi gorgeous!
I´m so happy for you hunni :)
And this is so beautiful in all it´s simplicity :)


Mary Lou said...

Hi Jane~~Great to have you on Crissy's Team!!! I have always admired your work over the years and now to be teamies~~So Awesome!!!
Your card is adorable and I know exactly what you mean about sitting on your hands :D
Perfect card for this challenge

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cammi said...

Jane - this is simply beautiful! I love the look of the prismas on the kraft cardstock! Amazing! Happy to work alongside you at Sundays with Crissy

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Just gorgeous!! Simple yet elegant too!! Love the trail of gems!! Great job too on your first post!! So glad to have you as one of Crissy's Crew!!
Sarah :o)

Crissy Armstrong said...

You did a great job keeping this simple Jane! I have a hard time with simple too, but you pulled it off magnificently! I just love everything that you did and how you used the large open spaces. Your computer gen. sentiment is gorgeous too! So welcome aboard and I'm so blessed to have you on the team!