Thursday, January 12, 2012

Clean & Simple at Mo's...

Please scroll down to see my latest Sugar Bowl DT's a cutie, if I do say so myself! (teehee!)

I'm baaaack!! This time with a little something I like to call "Clean and Simple!" I'm not altogether sure if YOU'D call it "Clean and Simple" my world it is! And, ya know...I kinda like it in my world...people understand me here! LOL!! Ahhhh...but I digress...guess what?? I'm hostessing this week over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog...and you'll never guess what I chose for this week's challenge theme! Wait for it...

Clean & Simple!!

I know...what WAS I thinking?? I can't even define "Clean & Simple"!! bwahaha!! I think I was thinking that this would be good for know, try something a bit out of my comfort zone. Well...guess what? I was right! This IS out of my comfort zone! Way, wayyyyy out!! LOL!!'s what I came up tell it Clean and Simple? (If it isn't...don't really tell me...cuz it'll probably hurt my feelings! And then you'd just feel bad! Right? I guess some things are just better left unsaid!)

This little sweetheart is called "Kisses" and you can find her HERE at Mo's online store. Isn't she soooooo stinkin' cute?! Here's an EXTREME CLOSE UP...'s what I did...I found these DPs in my chaos that has become my craftroom (I'm re-doing it, rememba?!) and put together what I thought was a pretty simple design...which, in truth, isn't so much a design as it is just taping a chunk of DP to cardstock and slapping on a ribbon & bow! Then...when I got ready to do some serious coloring, I said to myself..."Self, what would make this really different?" And do you know what my answer was? Shades of grey!!! I know...daring,  huh? But, I don't kinda works....

You've no doubt noticed that I added just one flower...and just six (count 'em, six! Oh, OK...12 if you count the ones on the inside...hehe!) black pearls!! I call that restraint!! Or maybe...I should call it clean and simple!  Here's another view...

Here's my card "recipe"...
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom, & Black (Stampin' Up)
DPs: Webster's Pages
Inside sentiment & heart stamp: Stash 
Ribbon: Very Vanilla (SU)
Black pearls & black ribbon: Stash
Single rose: Wild Orchid Crafts
Nestabilities: Square  & Scalloped Square (Spellbinders)
Copics & Prismacolor pencils

And, of course, since you've stuck with me this long...(for those of you who haven't stuck with me...just avert your eyes for a moment!), here's the ever-popular "artsy" view...

And there ya have personal interpretation of "Clean & Simple." Now, you will definitely want to head on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the fabulous creations by my talented DT sistahs!! Then, please join the fun this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online stores HERE and HERE)...and follow this week's theme: "Clean & Simple." Who knows, you may be chosen (by Random.Org) to receive a $5.00 shopping spree at Mo's online stores.

I've decided to enter this card into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Die Cute Special (Die cut & cute)

Thanks so much for stopping by...and for agreeing with me that this card really IS "clean and simple"! hehehe! And, as always, thank you for your kind comments...they make me smile all over my face!! Hugs...until next time!