So, first thing this morning, I checked out Chrissie and Mandi's new challenge at Less is More. Here's what I found:
So it's week 14 and the first challenge of the month which means 'Colour'
This week we want to see
WHITE ON WHITE
You will have come across this before, but we want to stress we do mean WHITE on WHITE, no
coloured images or additions, with the exception of outlines!
Well, it just so happens that I've actually done several white on white cards and layouts in the past, so hey, I knew this challenge would be easy peasy! Ha Ha!! Once again, it's a case of, if you don't have to do a specific "thing" it just seems to flow...when you are asked to do a specific thing, you mind goes totally B.L.A.N.K. Yep, that's exactly what happened to me. I made this first card, and frankly I find it kind of boring.
I embossed and pop dotted a panel with the "plants" and using an technique from Chrissie for a faux nestie, I added a small embossed edge around my panel. The butterfly is a Spellbinder die that I've had for several years. In fact, I actually bought it before I had any idea how to use a Spellbinder die! I've learned a lot in the past several years! I don't know if you can see it, but I embossed "thinking of you" as the trail on the butterfly with white embossing powders. I did add a little glitter and some pearls to the butterfly.
Since I wasn't really crazy about my first card, I decided to go ahead and make a second card.
For this card, I used a Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder adhered directly to the card base. The stems and leaves are a Sizzix die, the small blooms are a EK Success punch, and the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. I added a small pearl to the center of each bloom and the butterfly. I also added a little clear glitter to the butterfly, but for some reason it photographed with a little color in it. I only adhered the leaves and branches in spots so that parts of it would be raised slightly. I didn't add a sentiment to this since I really didn't see a good place to add one...and I didn't want to add another layer...so, this card can be used for any occasion I chose...birthday, thinking of you, hello...maybe even a sympathy card. At any rate, I'm much happier with this one. (HA! I just realized...not one stamp was used on this card! I think that's a first for me!)
Earlier I mentioned that I have done white on white before, so I thought I'd include a layout that I made in 2008 of my precious little granddaughter, Helen Grace.
The black border was added digitally so that the edges of the layout didn't disappear when posted. Some of the white here has a yellow cast...but it's all definitely white. I used lots of buttons, some chipboard flowers and chipboard letters for the title. The big scroll is a quickutz die. I even added a bit of lace and ribbon.
Thanks again for all the wonderful comments you've left for me this week. Many of you even came back when I posted a second card for last week's challenge...and I truly appreciate you coming by twice and leaving me some luv!! So...once again....THANK YOU!! Your comments brighten my day and encourage me! Until next time....