Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Simplify!!!

I love challenges
I have to admit that they have that driving force that keeps me thinking, hum, how can I do this, or, will it work if I do it this way???
This card was a real challenge.. I had to make a card with one layer and one embellishment.
That is the first challenge over at a new forum, Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts.
Was it hard, let me think... yeeeeeeeeeeeees, I love layers and adding embellies. Then I had an idea and of course I thought it was brilliant, only to find out that it did not work, back to thinking and then it came to me: Keep it simple!
I hope you like it:


For this project I used the following {ippity} stamp sets: Bloom and Simplify and Now and Always. Colored the flower with Distress Markers and used Distress Ink around the card, feel it adds some depth.
For the final touch I added by the bow.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks!
Love
Julia

36 comments:

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! Saw your flower pop off the page at MIM and had to come and take a peek! That bow is amazing, too! :)

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  2. Beautiful and elegant I adore the simplicity... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  3. WoW Julia, I just adore your card. I think Teresa really made us think this time but I also think it is good to go back to basic's and boy is she right to have done this challenge as I just love how you have made this. Simplicity is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Paper Crafts...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  4. Love how the flower and bow really pops! Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

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  5. This is just beautiful! I love the inked edges and that gorgeous bow! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  6. I love one layer cards - you rocked this one! Thanks for joining our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  7. Gorgeous! Love the elegance and, well, simplicity! Lol! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

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  8. oh holy wow, yes! the ONE LAYER card, it's the true test of skill, i think, and one that fills *ME* with dread; but clearly you are made of sterner stuff b/c this thing just SO TOTALLY ROCKS! what a lovely, loooooooovely design! ♥

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  9. Wow Julia, this is beautiful! Simple & beautiful!
    Hugs, Renee

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  10. Wowzers!! This is fabulous ... you really rocked both challenges here ... thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

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  11. Very lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  12. Gorgrous card love the flower. Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages this fortnight. Abbie DT xx

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  13. Beautiful! Love your one layer card and your bow is awesome too! Thanks for playing along at Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!

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  14. Here from MIM again - thanks for your visit to Words and Pictures. I think this is wonderful - love the space you've created, and the red is so zingy it makes it all the whiter!
    Alison x

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  15. Beautiful card - love the image and fab inky edges.
    Thanks for popping by my blog via MiM
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

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  16. fabby card hunny! thanks for visiting my blog and Great to see all your creations on Make it Monday too!

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  17. beautiful card, the colour really pops at MIM! hugs Karen

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  18. Just popped over from MIM and saw your beautiful card, cheers Sue N x

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  19. Hi there. Thanks for coming to vista my blog today. I have now come back to visit you, via MIM, and I have to say I think your cards are all gorgeous. I especially like this one, with the distressing and that lovely bow.

    Sharon x

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  20. This card of yours really stood out on the MIM list. I love it. The distressing works very well to frame that vibrant flower.

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  21. Simple and totally gorgeous!
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  22. Hi Julia I'm a sucker for red flowers and this one looks so much like a Poppy one of my favourite. Love your colours and the simplicity of your card. I saw your card on Make It Monday. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

    Hugs
    Kathie
    http://kathiezkardz.blogspot.com/

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  23. This red poppy really pops the card. Stunning. Glad I saw it on MIM

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  24. A perfect one layer card Julia! Thanks for stopping by my blog. MIM was our connection.

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  25. Julia, simply beautiful, soft colors, striking. I saw you on MIM

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  26. Wonderful work saw you on MIM. Great bow I love how perfect it looks. Great image.

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  27. That is one gorgeous bow. Stuning.This just shines on MIM.

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  28. Fabulous card - love the cas and the thought that went into making this one layer/one embellishment beauty!!

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  29. Beautiful! Thank you So much for playing with us Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina
    JDE DT

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  30. I think your card is so sweet. I just love it... Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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  31. Definitely like it, it's simply beautiful ;) x

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  32. Hi Julia, thanks for your great comments, just trying to be a little catching!!!
    This is adorable, I love your stamping and fabulous inking. Your image is stunning and such a beautiful bow!!!

    hugs Heather xx

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  33. this card is really stunning

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