At Charisma Cardz challenges this week the theme is No embellishments - I didn't think it would be that hard but it really was tough staying away from the flowers, buttons, ribbons and all the other bits and pieces that usually go into the card design these days. When I started making cards - quite a few years ago now - I didn’t use much in the way of embellishments but trends have changed and these days it seems that more is well and truly more! We all have pots full of buttons, reels & reels of ribbon, boxes of brads, bunches of flowers, chipboard this and that - the list is endless really, but sometimes it's good to let the image take the spotlight and this is what I've tried to achieve today.
I wanted a nice bright and cheerful card so chose some Basic Grey papers from the Life of the Party set, the image, which I coloured with my Promarkers, is from Can you Digi it and 10% of its sales are donated to charity and the sentiment is a freebie from Simply Homemade magazine.
The challenges I'm entering:
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Layers on layers
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Off the edge
LEJ Designs - Anything goes
Paper and Such Design - Wings’n’things
365 Cards - Stripes
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Two patterned papers