Monday, 15 August 2011

White on White and Christmas is Coming.....

Pink Gem have a challenge going on called 'White on White', where you are required to have nothing but white in the backgound and can only apply colour to your stamped image. I thought this would be pretty much impossible tor me, but once I had a look at the beautiful examples by the DT, I couldn't resist giving it a go.

I have to say that mine didn't come out half as nice as the samples - I think I made a mistake in using alcohol pens when I should have gone for something softer such as water colour pencils or Whispers pens.

Anyhoo - here's what I did:

  • The background paper is embossed with snowflakes using my cuttlebug embossing folder. I had to make to sheets to cover the base card so I cover the join with some white satin ribbon.
  • I also cut a nestie oval as the background for my image and sprayed it with gold spray and sparkle for a bit of definition.
  • I punched out some snow flakes for the corner and also sprayed them with spray and sparkle (boy that stuff goes to your head - I now have gold grass though as I sprayed mine out in the garden!!)
  • Finally, the Pink Gem snowman image is coloured with Spectrum Noirs. In hindsight I wish I had gone for something a bit softer , colour wise, but I was trying to avoid my pink / purple habit!
So that's the card in a nut shell.

Here are the challenges that I am entering:

A Gem of a Challenge - White on White
Secret Crafter - Christmas is Coming

That's it for this card - but will be back with another post in a bit  ( I have been a busy bee!!)

Sharon x

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining our "Christmas is Coming" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  2. Gorgeous creation
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  3. gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

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  4. OMGosh this is one adorable card, fabulous image its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 147 Christmas Is Coming
    I hope you join us again next week,

    I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.
    SCSC DT

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  5. Fabulous wow card,love the embossed background..Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

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I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon