I don't know about you, but when I start browsing blogs I'm starting to notice that some people have a specific style. Maybe they work with specific colors, or products - like punches - or great bows - or flowers, machine stitching, etc... Maybe they have mad genious Copic skills and can shade and color anything.
Then I got to wondering if I had a specific style. I decided that I didn't, that is until I started working on this card for the Stampin' Royalty Keep It Simple Sweetie Challenge. I had a hard time with this. I kept looking at my work and thinking about how it would look so much better if I added another embellishment here or there. All that clean empty space was calling to me to fill it up.
I decided to stop fighting it and embrace this new alien concept (it felt that way to me anyway) and give it a try. I kept repeating "open empty space is beautiful"..... Here is the card I came up with - and I'll tell you, this is as clean and simple as it gets for me.
It would have been easy for me to say "forget this one" - " this challenge is not for you". But, the thing is, I really like trying different challenges. I appreciate that it keeps me thinking about different ways to create. I'm glad to be trying new things and using products in ways that I wouldn't have considered before. If you'd like to give the clean and simple look a try - or maybe it is your specialty - you can find the details at http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/2011/09/stampin-royalty-callenge-91.html.
Products Used: Stamps: Stampin' Up! Die: Spellbinders Labels 18 Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Portobello Road "Boy" Cowboy Paper, and "Buddies" Perfect Paper Embossing Folder: Sizzix / Tim Holtz Damask & Regal Flourishes Embossing Powder: Zing Chestnut Brown Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen