Thursday, September 17, 2009

PPA8 plus CTD60 equals a Double Challenge!

Aren't these colors fun?! So bright and summer-like. I was really excited to see the Color Throwdown challenge CTD60. I decided to combine it with the Pals Paper Arts challenge PPA8 which was to make a K.I.S.S. card. In other words Keep It Simple Stamper! :) Here was the challenge:

**Clean with lots of "white" space

**Simple Design

**Minimum time to create

**Limited Layer and Embellishments

This was VERY difficult for me to do. I always like to keep adding stuff to cards. I'm definitely a "more is more" kind of gal. Here's my card:

I think I took the "white space" stuff a little too seriously. It's not that I don't like this card, it just needs something MORE! :) But in staying with the challenge, I'm going to keep it simple. Maybe if I had added another ribbon loop. Maybe that would have helped. Or maybe I could have made the large Whisper White panel Barely Banana instead. Who knows! It is what it is. Obviuosly I was quite challenged with this challenge! I used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and finally opened my Butterfly punch. It works so awesome with this set. It's definitely a must have!

I also have another Christmas Jingle card to show you:

Hope to see lots of you on Nov. 14th and Nov. 15th at the Christmas Jingle Stamp Camp!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


LeAnne said...

Krystal, I LOVE this card---it works for both challenges so well! I think you added just enough little sweet things to make it fun and it still qualifies as clean & simple! Well done!

Margaret Moody said...

I think your card is wonderful, Krystal! I love your color combo and think you did a great job with the challenge! It's so simple and so pretty! Super job!

Margaret Moody

Linda Callahan said...

Very pretty - the blue and green pop right out against the white background.

Rose said...

Both your cards are awesome!

Vicki Burdick said...

gorgeous, I don't think the butterfly one needs anything, it is perfect!

Martha said...

I think your butterfly card is awesome! So many are scared to death of white space on their card as evidenced by the clutter and multi-embellished cards we see most often. As a former art teacher, Negative Space is sometimes more important than the Design Space so you did it just right to my eye. Simple can convey the message often times better anyway. Great job!

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Great cards! TFS!

Ann Schach said...

I love these colors, Krystal! Just the perfect touch of embellishments! A perfect KISS card. Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Both cards are stunners! Love the great ribbon accents as well. Way to rock the color throw down.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kristin Eberline said...

Oh Krystal, you did a GREAT job keeping your card CAS! This is just beautiful!! Love those butterflies and the ribbon tag. Too cute :O)

Great job with the CTD challenge!

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Be sure to join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

Broni said...

Beautifully done! Love all the white space on your butterfly card! Thanks for joining us in this week's Color Throwdown challenge!

LeAnne said...

Krystal, I chose your card as the Featured Stamper one today--email me to let me know you got this and I'll send you the badge to put on your blog!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your color throw down card! Love all the little details!