i told you the other day that my (kinda) pared down sketch card for this week's JINGLE BELLES + clean and simple stamping blog crossover was not my first attempt. would you like to see an even less C&S version that makes the one i used look totally minimalist in comparison??
ok, first, a reminder of what natasha's fabulous sketch looked like:
and now HERE is attempt #1... aka "lauren's bigtime C&S FAIL"!!!!!!!!!! :)
(vintage: sheet music and re-sized book illustration; patterned paper: tim holtz, cosmo cricket, dcwv; cardstock: core'dinations; stickers: little yellow bicycle; brad: we r memory keepers; florals: making memories; inks: ranger & colorbox; edge punches: recollections, martha stewart; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape; other: decorative scissors)
don't get me wrong, i actually really ♥LIKE♥ this card. but it's probably got a few too many patterns-- (big and busy ones, as well!) --to call it "clean"; and a few too many layers to call it "simple". however, since the point of the whole exercise is to A) try new things and B) make as many cards as possible before december... well, i think this constitutes a "win/win" situation!
head on over to JINGLE BELLES and the clean and simple stamping blog in the next day or so if you'd like to try your hand at a "clean and simple" sketch card... while you're there you can see stef's and natasha's cards... ANNNNND a picture of the *prize*!!! :)