10 August 2013

Time After Time

Hello....
Are you sitting comfortably? Maybe you should be lying down in case you faint.....
I did a Clean and Simple card!!!!!!
First time without big grubby fingerprints all over it was well!
OK, so there are parts of it that DID involve getting the paints and inks out, but I still think its waaaay cleaner and simpler (is that a word?!) than usual!
I used the Prima writers tape as my banner strips. This is basically thin strips of sticky backed canvas, great for creating interesting designs and even faux washi tape with! I cut the strips, then peeled off the backing and stuck them to my craft sheet. Nice and flat so they can be painted and stamped , but can still be peeled of the sheet and be sticky!
I used the Stick Candy colour of the Jenni Bowlin paint dabber as my base colour  (um, why 'stick candy'??? ) I dried it quickly using the heat tool (anything with a sticky back won't like excessive heat), then stamped some dots with Pool Adirondack paint dabber, and the edges of a large circle with Lettuce paint dabber.  I used the Jenni Bowlin dictionary stamp with black ink, then added a little more blue colour with the grid pattern from the time book set of stamps.
I then peeled the strips off the craft sheet, and stuck them down to a square of white card that I had stitched around the edges.
I added a simple stamped image (Midge- Stampotique)..
The final touch were some Remnant Rub Ons....
Not sure I will be able to keep this up though, it was really stressful sticking the strips to the card...was convinced painty fingermarks would go all over the clean white space!
Give me mess any day!
Trish xxxxx


7 comments:

Helen said...

It's gorgeous, but I am with you on the CAS look, it's not one I can do easily, I too prefer mess (looking around my living room/craft room that's obvious!!)

Jacqui Chimes said...

Very nice Trisj - CAS is hard!

Craftychris said...

I love CAS cards and this one is fabulous! xx

Gery said...

Clean and simple = gorgeous and beautiful.
Realy love this card.
Groetjes Gery

Caroline said...

Oh man, CAS is too hard?! (wait - when did I turn American?)...
Actually to be fair, it may be clean but certainly not simple. Can tell by your step by step a lot of thought, design & work was involved!
'Super cool' Trish :)))

Nan G said...

Good thing I was sitting down! :) Fab CAS! Love all the layers on your faux washi tape! Inky n painty there...can't go wrong.

butterfly said...

Love your banners - and bravo on your CAS card... it's fab!
Alison x