I’d like to thank everyone who has congratulated me on my OCC design team acceptance. I’m glad you are excited too! I’m also getting close to 50,000 blog hits. While that may seem tiny compared to those who get millions of hits, I am proud because for so long the numbers were really tiny. BTW, the counter at the bottom of the page isn’t accurate because my old one was close to 30,000 hits the last time I looked, then it crashed. Might have been much more but I’m going to go with 30,000. Hopefully this counter won’t crash!
This week’s challenge is to create a card or other project using Clean and Simple design principles and use a tree. CAS is far from my normal style but the whole reason I love challenges is for, wait for it… the Challenge of it. If it was too easy, it wouldn’t be as fun right?
Well, I’m not a huge collector of tree stamps, the only ones I have are very small, so I’m really glad I recently purchased some PTI stamps second-hand. Since the set I used was designed for manly cards, naturally I went with a masculine card. I used masking and sponging an top of my stamping to get a faux board look. I wanted to use something as nails but I just couldn’t think of what to use that wouldn’t overpower, look cheesily hand-drawn or look too large. Any thoughts for next time?
Please be sure to play along at the OCC blog this week. We’d love to have you and maybe you can even win one of our Talent Awards! I know you’ll enjoy the team’s work, such FABULOUS designers!
Stamps: Men of Life, BB: Woodgrain, Father Knows Best–PTI
Ink: Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters-Ranger, olive, artichoke, cocoa, chocolate-SU!,
Paper: chocolate, cocoa, confetti white CS-SU!
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, tag die-Spellbinders, twine-stash, embossing folder-Cuttlebug