Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Keeping it simple at Top Tip Tuesday

Hello!  Happy New Year :-)

This fortnight at Top Tip Tuesday the challenge is 

Clean and Simple

And oh boy, this was a toughy for me!  My style is usually more is more, and I tried a couple of attempts before inspiration struck (at 3.30 in the morning!!).  I'll share one of my other attempts later this week, and you'll see why it didn't make the cut :-)

Anyway, I used a Retro Selfie image from Kenny K and it kind of came together...

I went for lots of white space with this image, and just added some twine left over from a Christmas gift wrap pack (am I the only crafter that eyes up the wrapping on other peoples pressies and snaffles all the ribbon... no thought not!!) a Stampin' Up! sentiment, blingy button and some Tim Holtz Film strip... of and some stitching... so maybe a bit more than a proper CAS card should be.. but everything is relative :-)

I've coloured her up with my trusty copics, then fussy cut her out and popped her on top of the film strip

Actually, despite the fact it took me faaaarrrrr loooonnnggger to put this one together than my usual style, I really like this card... the strong image doesn't need too much and I love the black, white and pop of red combo :-)

Please may I enter these challenges
Quirky Crafts Challenge - Clean and Simple
Kenny 's Krafty Krew - Anything Goes with a Twist: New Beginnings (not sure if I've understood this, but mine is to try something different from time to time!)
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes (my Stash item is the film strip, which I have had for ages)

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Elaine Stark said...

This may not be your style but it is brill. Love the film roll detail. Elaine

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love this image and your film roll detail. A great card for this challenge.

ionabunny said...

She's very cute and I like the clean style. Hugz

Lynn's Place said...

What a cute project...thanks for joining us here @ CIO challenge blog hope you stop by again to play <((><

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts. Good Luck in the voting, come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Adorable project - I just LOVE this :)

Thanks for joining our challenge at OSAAT. I wish you good luck and hope to see you again in the next challenge :)

Anne Lise - dt OSAAT

Hillary Harris said...

Super cute! Love your image! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Polka Dot Rosie said...

I absolutely LOVE this! I adore pinups and this is fabulous in every way :) I signed up to follow you to see what else you create! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!