So here's my 2 cards which I would also like to enter for the Crafty Individuals bi-monthly challenge titled 'Clean and Simple'.
I started by lightly colouring a small off cut of white linen with distress inks and a brush and then stamped the image in the centre.
I did the same with another piece of linen but using different colours and a different image.
Next I trimmed the material and frayed the edges.
The edges of my card blanks were lightly coloured using the same distress inks that I had used on the linen.
I then cut some kraft card slightly larger than the pieces of material and distressed the edges before using as a mount for my stamped images.
I added a blue bead and some stitching, stamped the sentiment in Archival Cornflower and then added the lines with a very fine black pen.
The body of the butterfly had 8 or 9 very small beads threaded on some black cotton and then added 4 running stitches on each antenna.
The sentiment and 4 corners were stamped using Brilliance pearlescent olive ink. All the stamps were by Crafty Individuals.
I was surprised at how quick these cards were to make as so often I think something will just take 30mins and it ends up taking a couple of hours or more!
I am pleased with the clean appearance of the finished cards and hope this fills the brief of Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Thank you as always for popping by today, all your comments are very much appreciated, take care and have a good week, Jane. X