Monday, June 17, 2013

Audrey Hepburn - Clean and Simple with Bling!!

I've noticed a lot of pins on Pinterest lately featuring Audrey Hepburn.  I always thought she was the most beautiful and appealing woman!  Her look was classic - clean and simple, yet elegant, always with a bit of bling!  I will always connect her with the movie, "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

So when I saw this week's Paper Players Challenge #150, I was immediately reminded of Audrey Hepburn. Now, you know that Clean and Simple is difficult for me at the best of times, but....

So I gave it my best shot....

  • I've been admiring the Hostess Stamp set called Simply Sketched for awhile now and thought it would be perfect with pastel colours for a clean and simple look, with it's sketched images and beautiful scripts for the sentiments.
  • I love the elegance of the 5/8" Organza Ribbon.  I tried it in a full bow but it was just too much for this design so I did a simple knot.
  • The colours I used are Soft Sky, Whisper White and a touch of Pear Pizzazz.
  • I added good ole rhinestones for bling, although I'm sure Audrey would have preferred diamonds!
Here's the Challenge logo:

As you know, I like creating 3"x3" mini cards for my customers, thanking them for their orders, and a couple of days ago, I created these using the same stamp set:

  • I used Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky for this lovely little trio, plus a little Wisteria Wonder for the sentiment on the left. 
  • I took this opportunity of using Candy Dots as embellishments, where as before this new catalogue, I would have used brads.  I love the Candy Dots because they are so easy to use, and you don't have the same adherence problems as you do with the metal brad's "legs" lifting up your panel from underneath.
Anyway, I quite enjoyed this challenge and I hope I'm improving in the Clean and Simple design department.  
How do you remember Audrey Hepburn?

Stamps:  Simply Sketched (w129669; c129672)*
Paper: Soft Sky (131203), Whisper White (100730), Pink Pirouette (111351) and Pistachio Pudding (131294) card stock.
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Soft Sky (131181), Pink Pirouette (126956), Pear Pizzazz (131180) and Wisteria Wonder (126985)
Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319); Subtles Collection Candy Dots (130933)
* Hostess Set only - for those who host private classes or parties 
Simply Sketched Hostess Stamp Set

Soft Sky cardstock

Subtles Collection Candy Dots

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