The challenge this time was a REAL challenge for me! To share a skill learned .... Hmmmmm.
You didn't come here to learn how to tie a bow - did you (especially after Dawn gave us her amazing tutorials ...!) Maybe emboss resist? (But Nichole does such an amazing job of that ....) A copic tutorial (LOL - I don't have any) but we have Debbie who rocks the copic world ... Oh I could go on .... but we're pretty well covered aren't we?!
So I turned my attention to something completely different. Lately (like other people on the forum), I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed - school is back in, life is busy, busy, busy .... and my lovely stamp collection calls to me. But when I try and create it seems like everything calls to me at once. Now we have dies, felt, tags, mats ... and I just want to love it all!! My card creating time is becoming more and more confusing and challenging.
Then I remembered why I fell in love with PTI in the first place. I loved the stamps. I loved the designs. I loved the colours. I loved how a beautifully finished project looked manageable and doable. I loved Nichole's blog and her clean, powerful card design.
Where did I go wrong??
So the "skill" I'm sharing today is one that I'm just setting about learning. Summarised as "Leave it OFF!!" I'm starting to haunt sites like Clean and Simple Sketches. Solid card foundations .... and a return to the delight and wonder that made me a PTI lover in the first place - beautiful colours, beautiful quality products and gorgeous stamp design. Here goes....
Simple design doesn't have to be meek and boring (LOL!)
Although there is lots of colour, there isn't a lot of clutter ...
So for another card, where I wanted to work it a bit more ... I left off most of the colour :0)
A bit of embroidery and some punched shapes ... simple stamping ...
....and not much to detract from it all!
So there it is.
Time to go and haunt Maile Belles blog I think - what a great place to learn how to simplify!! :0)!!
Have a wonderful hop! Time for us to go and collect wood (I'll be grateful sometime around Christmas!) and I'll catch up with you wonderful bloggers later!