Another Clean and Simple Card and Lucy's Inspiration Week #1

I've been on a roll this week.

Seems like my MoJo feels like it needs to make up for lost time, huh? ;)

I'm really loving how quick and easy it sometimes is to create the clean and simple cards...then other times it looks so clean and simple....but its taken a bit of effort.

I've done a bit of fussy cutting the past couple of nights. Yesterday, cutting out the tea label wasn't too bad...these paper pieced flowers...a bit more effort. :)

I used Lucy's Day 1 photo as my inspiration and then brought together some of tips/techniques learnt on Day 7/8 of the online card class to create this card, embracing the white space. I created a mask for the jar and would have left it as a OLC (one layer card) 'cept I felt those flowers needed a little embellishing and a good dose of good ol' crystal effects.

The tag is one of the die cuts included in the 6x6 pad.

I've been watching Band of Brothers again whilst creating the past few nights - I love this series, but I must say it about breaks my heart each and every time I watch it.

I'm forever indebted and grateful to those who willingly sacrifice their lives in service of God and country. And having an active serviceman as a brother....well you can imagine.

Thankfully, I'm back to my beloved (and already well watched) copy of Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre. It's beyond stunning and I'm absolutely taken with the score too.

Hope your week is going well my friends.
It's soooo good to be back.
Michey xxx

STAMPS: PTI Friendship Jar Fillers and Summer Fillers, Mat Stack 4 Collection (tiny sentiment on label)
INKS: Memento London Fog; Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky
CARDSTOCK/PATTERNED PAPER: PTI Stampers Select White; KaiserCraft Sweet Nothings 6x6 pad
OTHERS: Copics G40 & G82; PTI Buttons Ripe Avocado, Twine; KaiserCraft Pearls; SU Crystal Effects


Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic job. This is an amazing project with your beautiful flowers bursting form that lovely jar. Amazing!

Kelly Booth said...

LOOOOVE this!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love how you did the jar, smooth as! And the flowers look great in all their glory, nice to see you back in the groove my friend, and thanks for all the love you have left on my blogaroo!

Stephanie said...

You really are on a roll at the moment, such amazing cards you've shared! This one is something special :) I'm on this class too but haven't taken any of the lessons yet lol xxx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, beautifully clean and simple, but with a lot of interest, those flowers are gorgeous!

Karen B. said...

Wow, really wow! What a beautiful card! The colors, the effect, everything about this is so beautiful!

Julie said...

Love your cards.Simple and stunning!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This card is stunning. Very lifelike. Love the flower blossoms! I, too, love Band of Brothers. What an amazing show. Hey, do you watch Downton Abbey? It's on PBS one of their Masterpiece series. It's AMAZING as well. Thanks for visiting my blog tonight. Have a great day!