I'm a huge Make It Craft fan, I love their images. While I was browsing their website recently I saw this image Chelsea Hugging Legs. At the back of my mind whilst I was browsing was Zoe's Design Team call for clean and simple cards. In the blurb she'd written - sorry Zoe if you read this :) were some examples of clean and simple cards. If you want to take a look click here.
I knew straight away what I was going to try and do with this image. Chelsea looks kind of dreamy and I thought she looks like she's thinking about someone. I produced this sentiment on my computer and cut it out with a Spellbinders die. The edge of the die is coloured in alternate purple and blue.
Chelsea her self was printed out so I could use her to one side on a CAS card. She's coloured with purple and blue ProMarkers. Here's a close up of her.
In this close up you should be able to see the dotty fantasy background I created around her. I did this by making lots of dots first in pale blue ProMarker and using the blending pen to blur them. I then added some purple dots around the blue ones and used the blending pen again. To make some darker patches I just added some more dots but didn't blend these out.
To be honest I was panicking a bit when I was doing it as I've never tried this before. BUT I'm pleased to say the result was even better than I hoped and I've used this technique on a few more cards since.
The only other thing I've used to finish it off but still keeping a clean simple design are some blue and purple self adhesive gems.
Now you know how I did it have a go it's really easy :)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paradise of Stamps - Clean & Simple
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes