This card is for the Less is More Challenge Sketch this week. Initially, I struggle with the concept, but then I had a bad night's sleep, and the ideas flew round my head like a flock of birds. The final result bears very little resemblance to my original ideas, but I think it fulfils the brief to keep it simple. It is rectangular, in landscape format, and the band is vertical. It has minimal elements, and plenty of area clear of image or embellishment.
The clear area on this card is red, rather than the usual white. I used two different computer packages to get the result I was after. Roxio Photosuite gave me the exact shade of red I needed to match the rose, which I love because it is so delicate. It is a watercolour painted by our daughter many years ago. I loved it, and scanned it into the computer, and it has appeared in other projects over the years (with her permission). Once I had the colour right, I transferred the various elements into My Craft Studio to complete the composition and to add the sentiment.
It looks and sounds such a simple card to create, but as you all know, a simple card leaves you nowhere to hide - it has to be right. You cannot hide behind the usual butterflies and other embellishments. This is actually the fourth version of the final design. The others just were not quite right, and will be chopped up to make parts of other cards in the future (I cannot waste card, it is too useful).
I am hoping to pop back later in the week with a couple more offerings when I get my head round them - perhaps after another sleepless night. Hope you all have a good week.