"Clean and Simple Cardmaking".
I dismissed the technique (or lack, thereof, I thought) because anyone could do it! I mean, it was merely a minimalist approach to cardmaking! Where was the bling? The diecuts? The color?
I WANTED MY GLITTER, &%$#&^!!!
So, I ignored it. Until my first cardmaking class. You can guess what it was called, right?
The first card consisted of two ink colors and two stamps and one piece of colored mat. Oh, and two rhinestones.
All I had to do was stamp an image three times in one color ink. I couldn't even get that far before chucking the entire thing. Clean and Simple, I discovered, became Convoluted and Stressful.
You see, when messing around with Mixed Media or just intermixing stamps, diecuts and embossing powder, you have the ability to pile on crap until it looks right...or messy enough that most people will think you're a wunderkind and consider you fabulous.
Clean and simple leaves you nowhere to hide. I kind of like that. I kind of hate it, too. I'm also a little scared of it.
Good Lord...can I make a metaphor out of anything, or what?
Here goes...Clean and Simple 1.
And your media moment for today? Let's go with the first thing that came to mind when I said the words Clean and Simple...