Well, I loved the third of Stef's thumbnails in today's IC, but I wasn't sure how to interpret it. And all the rest of the stuff, while very nice, just wasn't speaking to me. In the end I found this page of Don Carney's art, and knew instantly that it would work with these owls from Sideshow Stamps.
This is a masculine card - DH won't let me add anything at all to it - the two black gems were a reluctant concession. No buttons allowed, no ribbons allowed.
Stamped the image on beige card and added Crackle Accents to the trunk and branches. Lightly distressed the edges and sponged with Chestnut Roan. Layered onto some polished stone background, for which I used Caramel, Rust, Red Pepper and Espresso. I embossed it with Script ef and sponged the embossing and edges with black. Scored a frame around it on a black A2 base, added the gems and that's it.
Is it CAS, it's certainly simple, but not sure about the clean.
DH says I can lay any blame for the minimalist look entirely at his feet.
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009 GMT Views: 224