Sunday, June 26, 2011

Less Is More - Clean & Simple... Plain But Brilliant!

I have always loved to see how some crafters adopt the style of clean & simple. I reckon there has been increasing demand for less is more designs - not only for handmade cards but also in fashion, architecture, and etc. It may seem easy to design according to that theme but when there is less in the feature, the design has to have an attractive focus. The clean & simple approach requires skill - creating something plain without it appearing empty or bland.

Stamps : Bird (Prima), Fauna (Personal Impressions), Sentiment (RubberNecker)
Paper: 5"x 5" Card, White Card Stock
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) 
Promarkers : Meadow Green, Tan, Satin
Embellishment: 3mm Colour Gems (Anita's), Natural Jute Twine, Pink Button

I shall continue to practise making cards this style ;) 

Sharing this card with folks at these challenges :
Stamping For The Weekend - My Favourite Things
Stampin' B's Design Team - Friendship Sentiment
Moving Along With Time - Clean & Simple

I heard that this weekend is the hottest weekend this summer (London). So, after the Sunday church service, I shall be lazing in the park frolicking with Mr Sun ;)

I would like to invite some crafters to join me at this craft swap... erm, not exactly a swap but you get something handmade from me and you are to make something to give to next 5 persons. It's the 'Pay It Forward' project. I discovered it on someone else's blog and decided to participate in this meaningful project. Click here to join me or to read more about it. Only 3 more places left. So hurry!



  1. Lovely, and such a nice verse too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  2. Very nice. Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n Funky.

  3. Beautiful little card, love how you have decoupaged the branch and leaves. Thanks for joining in with our Summer Loving challenge at Fab n Funky this week and also our CAS challenge at MAWTT, good lucky! Pami x

  4. So beautifully crafted. I adore this card. I love your take on the friendship challenge this week. Thanks for joining the StampinB challenge this week and hope you can play again next week!

  5. lovely card,thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  6. what a beautiful sentiment
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  7. This is beautiful, I love that sentiment :)
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

  8. Lovely card, thanks for playing on MAWTT with our CAS Challenge this week Hazelxoxo

  9. This is lovely, the sentiment is DEVINE!
    Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  10. Great card and fab design and sentiment! :) Very classy.

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  11. Gorgeous cas Card!
    lovely sentiment
    Thank you for sharing with us at PAPERCRAFTING JOURNEY for our Summer Fete hop!
    If you haven't already don't forget to comment and leave your link on each DT's blog for a chance to win the digi's they used for their project!!

  12. What a beautiful card and such a terrific sentiment.

  13. This is so beautiful and elegant, and yes the sentiment is lovely. .. hey you should try working as an Extra as soon as you can, because its a really exciting experience :)

  14. That's called creativity its looking amazing...
    Plastic business Cards
    Plastic Card