Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mo's Challenge #19 - It's All Clean 'n' Simple...

Last night I was out with a friend and we were discussing card making styles. I lamented that I loved clean lines but also love a card full of flowers, layers and embellishments - and the latter is what I find easier to do! I then come home and see this week's Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge has been posted - and the challenge is...

 "Use white or cream cardstock, your image from Mo's Digital Pencil, and one ribbon.. it's that simple... and, no additional layers!"

How freaky - I'd just been saying I'm not that good at clean and simple cards - LOL. But I didn't want to back down from the challenge - especially as Mo's images do have enough wonderful detail to stand on their own!

I must confess the card front IS layered onto a folded card - I needed to hide the back of the card where the ink had seeped through - as well as the ribbon edges. But the top IS all one layer! I've also added some interest with a gold gel pen border.

I'm pleased with how she turned out but I do confess it was VERY hard not to add a touch of something here and maybe a flower or 2 there - but I resisted the temptation - LOL.

xXx

31 comments:

Moni said...

Beautiful card, love the image! Hugs,moni

Marlene said...

It looks simply beautiful! That ribbon is gorgeous, too, by the way.

Wendy M said...

Gorgeous xx

Merry said...

So beautiful, really love how you have attached the ribbon.

Leonie said...

What ever you touch, it turns to gold! love it!

Kylie said...

Oh! I love it - she is just beautiful!

Merry said...

Hi Debbie, just letting you know that I have added your name to my Sunshine Award list over on my blog. Just to say thanks for sharing such wonderful work.

Kylie said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love that big bow! Sets the card off beautifullly. Your colouring is fabulous on this Mo's image.

Kylie ox

Have fun with the girls today!

Elaine L. said...

Beautiful! Looks to me as if you do a wonderful job with CAS! Thanks for sharing this with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Sally said...

I'm loving the clean line cards too! I like the others but there is something that says elegant with clean lines. LOL Your card is stunning and the colors you have chosen to color with are gorgeous.

Debra James said...

Fabulous card Debbie and your colouring of that pretty image is gorgeous!!!!You have nailed this card. Well DONE!!!Youre amazing you can do Busy and Simple so Wonderfully!!! I would have problems not being able to add all the extras and I think I need some lessons from you, Hugs xxxxx

Robyn said...

Haha Deb- Knew we would win you over one day!! Could not believe that you were doing a CAS-had to check it out straight away! But of course ,it was as beautiful as everything else you do! Love your gold outline-must remember that one! Great job- Hope you have a fun day with the K girls!

Sue said...

Aw, she is so cute and colored up so beautifully, and that ribbon is gorgeous, so you don't need anything else. I know it's hard to not reach for those things we love, but look how beautiful your card turned out and it will fit in an envelope and won't cost an arm and a leg in postage!

Cathy said...

Debbie, This is a gorgeous card. Perfect as a CAS card. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge!

Tracey Feeger said...

Debbie this is gorgeous. Love the shading around the little girl. Makes the image have dimension.
mwah
Trace

Annette said...

Just gorgeous Debbie, so envious I have coloured her four times and binned her, really beautiful ribbon, the gold is a lovely touch, take careX:)

Dawn B. said...

Wow this is a beautiful CAS..Love the way you added that ribbon..Great job..Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Sammi said...

Wow Debbie - this is just stunning!! LOVE it!!!
xxx

Chat Noir said...

Hi Debbie,

she's beautiful. And absolute proof that you can do ANYTHING wonderfully well, including simple clean lines and minimal layers..... now if only I could channel some of your talent for embellishing.

Thanks for you kind words about my hoarding!!

Nicolchen said...

Hi Debbie

your card is sooo wonderful...the coloring is amazing :0)))

Have a nice weekend

Hugs Nicole

Lynda said...

CAS and KISS all in one Debbie!! Did u have to take a Bex and lie down after the shock of this one?? The ribbon is DEVINE and the wee lass looks happy right where she is!! Spooky that ur conversation came to be....so u better watch what comes outa ur mouth next...LOL!!! Beautiful card darl. ooxx

Kristy Young said...

Debbie this is so gorgeos and you have absolutly rocked this challenge!!
Kristy xo
P.s Thanks for a fun day, and heheh sorry you tripped over my bed heheh.

TARJA L said...

Your card is gorgeous and coloring is amazing!!

Valoudesbois said...

Oh this card is beautiful, love this image and your coloring.

valérie

I opened a new blog, here,, on which I shall like listing all the challenges, every day. Thanks for have a look

Cherie said...

A really adorable card your coloring is lovely
Love Cherie

Sam said...

I think you've aced the challenge Debbie! Your colouring speaks for itself...actually it screams...LOOK HOW DARN PRETTY I AM!

I really like your piece of ribbon too. It kinda reminds me of frangipanis, which remind me of summer, which I love...so it makes me feel good just looking at it.

Have a lovely Sunday.
Sam.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Looks great Debs,
the ribbon just makes it.

Hugs

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, another wowser, your card is simply beautiful, with your perfect colouring and gorgeous ribbon it needs nothing more. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Hugs Jodie from Oz

theneon said...

Beautiful job -- so crisp and bright -- the gold trim is a perfect frame (without adding a layer -- so hard huh?)

Norma said...

Debbie, I just love it when you colour one of Mo's images. You do it so exquisitely.

Hugs.
Norma

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I get intimidated by CAS, too... thinking something is missing. But I love the look. Have you seen the CAS challenge blog? They have some pretty awesome sketches. I'm going to give them a try one of these fine days...

When we finally meet in person, I want you to teach me how to watercolor!