Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil--Clean and Simple

I am going to be really honest and admit that I kind of struggle with this challenge.  I don't really add a lot of embellishments but I don't really leave my card too plain either, but here what I came up with for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge, Clean and Simple Challenge by our fantabulous hostess Pat:
  I think I do clean and simple about as well as Pat does, let's see.

The image is Dwarf 1 from the Snow White collection and unfortunately it is not in the store right now.  I have sent Mo an email so hopefully by the time you read this it will be :).  When it is I will make it a hyperlink.  I colored it with copic markers and sponged the outer edge with broken china distress ink.  I added a couple of round tab SU punches with blue gems glued on and created some swirls with I-Rock gems.  Here is a close up of the image colors and coloring:

The envelope base was cut with my cricut and I used some coordinating cs under the image accentuate the image but still keep with the Clean and Simple theme.  I added a tassle of Bakers Twine in the envelope tie and my Clean and Maybe Simple card is complete.
I think the swirls may have taken this slightly out of the clean and simple category but it doesn't have too many layers or too many embellishments so it should still be okay...that's my story and I'm sticking too it!!!
Be sure to check out the DT cards on  the Challenge site and see what they have created for you.  Be sure to check out what Mo has new in the store too as you never know when there will be new images for you, there is a new one right now called Adele...

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.



Dorcas said...

Hi Cathy!
Well thats what I love about our challenge, letting the host define the "rules" and Pat says its ok to embellish just a wee bit and we all give a sigh if relief! ) Your tag is fabulous!

Carla S. said...

This is so fun, Cathy! Love the image and the details you added while still keeping a simpler style! I struggle with CAS, too!

Debbie said...

Absolutely love this tag!!!


Pat said...

Hey there sweetie pie!! Did I ever laugh when I saw that you named this card "Clean & Simple My Way"...I love it...and I promise, the next time I have a brilliant idea to do a C&S challenge, I'll had a qualifier! hehehe!! I love this tag, sugah! Gorgeous always! And I think a little embellie here and there can be simple...simply fabulous, that is! hehehe! Big hugs...Pat Frank

fairysparkle said...

Hey hunny bunny ,its gorgeous love the colours and he is quite a grumpy one but i love that about him .Clean and simple and simply sweet .xx

Alina said...

very beautiful tag, Cathy, I had problems myself with CAS, I didn't know how far I should go with embellishments and paper sheets!
and this image was one of my favourite at the end of the year, and I love your colouring!
hugs, Alina

Dawn B. said...

This turned out great. CAS is up to your own interpretation and not meant to restrict your creativity. I think all of my cards are too CAS most of the time. This turned out great. I have not used this little guy yet..hugs.

Elaine L. said...

I, too, find CAS very difficult, but I think you did a great job! I have to get one of these dwarf images...they're so cute!