Sunday, 11 January 2009

DW Challenge - Pure and Simple

It was Adele's turn to set the challenge over on Dottie's World this week and I think she had me in mind when she came up with the title - Pure and Simple. LOL alright then she was only half right but I'll let you decide which half.


So, on with the challenge, this is what Adele said;

This week I want your creations to be PURE & SIMPLE! No patterned papers, just clean, fresh and simple. I don't want any fuss on our creations this week. You can include any Charmed download, the choice is yours!

Well I sat thinking for quite some time.


I love my patterned paper and I'm not used to going without them but in the end one of my good old CB embossing folders came to the rescue for the card base then I just wrapped it with ribbon, a flower and that teenie weenie D&G heart shaped charm you can just about see.
I know it's a bit of a dodgy close up but it gives you an idea of just how small you can make the downloads. I covered the image with clear ink and clear embossing powder then heated it up. I know I could have used glossy accents but I really like the effect you get with clear embossing powder.
To compensate for the image on the front being so tiny I decided to add thee same image inside the car but larger...
I really enjoyed this challenge and I'm really pleased with the result but I have to confess that when I was finished, like a woman starved of chocolate I rushed to my patterned papers for a play like they were made of pure Galaxy.

11 comments:

Juliet said...

LOL, know what you mean Lou, but your card is so elegant, fresh and beautiful!
Julietx

Adele said...

LOL...go for those patterned papers now girl!

I LOVE this Lou, great idea of the little image charm, shows how versatile downloads can be. FAB

love Dingle.xx

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Lou, you are so funny! Sorry it was my fault that you had to do without the papers! LOL!
I adore that tiny charm and might have to try that very soon...
Thanks for being so welcoming to Amelia - off to remind her about this week's challenge!
Ruth xx

Lea said...

This is a beautiful card Lou, most definitely pure - love it!

Jac said...

Wow, stunning, I love the little charm very effective. x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Lou, simple, elegent and love the little dottie!
Clairex

Nicky said...

i love your card, I do wish you would all stop using CB embossing folders as its cost me money, i love the effect so much i had to go and buy one. LOl

Chris said...

Love your card hun it's soooo elegant and what a fab idea to make your little charm like that... fabulous!!
hugs
Chris xx

Sadie B said...

Gorgeous Louly, love the 'ikkle Dotties.
Thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my gift items over on my blog.
xx

The Stroppy Princess said...

This is just gorgeous!! It's got that 'understated but luxurious' look to it like those cards you find in the boutiquie card shops!! :)

I am having a battle with myself over the CB to buy or not to buy....hmmm...

Jo x

Mellie said...

Fab card Lou.