Good morning 🙂 Today marks my first day back at work after my little stay-cation. It will be good to get back to the routine again, as I get a bit lost without it!! It also marks the start of a brand new challenge at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog 🙂
That’s right…..it’s ATG!!! Which means the sky is the limit for your creativity, and we would love, love, love to see what kind of amazing projects that you come up with!!!
I was having a bit of a time with the wide open theme, as my head goes in every which direction if given the opportunity (see above with my reference to routine, lol). Well, Donna, the DT lead at Aurora Wings, gave me the idea of a clean and simple card….which I took a step further (of course) and decided on a one layer CAS card. I’ve done CAS before, but never a one layer. I decided on the Two Goldfish image (found exclusively at the AuroraWings.com store), that I added a sentiment to before printing it off on some pretty turquoise CS. Because I was making a one layer card, I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils, to prevent any bleed-through.
On my FOURTH try, I stopped there…..clean and simple, nothing else needed…..Mitzi’s gorgeous artwork properly showcased…..enough. But on my first THREE times, I did not stop, I kept trying to add something….texture with an embossing folder (oops….wrecked the colored image…in the bin), some stenciling (too fussy for the overall look…..in the bin), some stamping…..NO….just awful, and in the…bin. Sigh. After finally showing some restraint….really had no choice as I was running out of the right size of blue paper….I called it done. I can honestly say that I have enormous respect and admiration for the cardmakers out there that make the beautiful one layer CAS cards….they are truly amazing!!! As for me, I’m afraid this is a one of…..I’m happy I did it, love the result, but will never put myself through this again!!!!
I’d like to enter this in the following:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #86 ATG
Crafty Creations – #370 ATG
Creatalicious Challenge – #143 ATG with optional No Patterned Papers
Creative Shopping Challenge – #65 Underwater World
Dreaming of Scrap – #57 Air or Sea