Wednesday 7 April 2010

Embrace the White

I love the photo inspiration and challenge at The Shabby Tea Room this week - 'Embrace the White'. It's a style I have wanted to experiment with for a while and here is my creation.

I chose to work with a beautiful Spring Green colour and a lovely leaf design already printed on some paper and I based my other embellishments and papers around it. 
Using the TH distressing tool I roughed the edges and added Stardust stickles (the photo doesn't show this very well). I made the flower using a tutorial from Swirlydoos and added a gorgeous white button with a sparkly centre. The sentiment is printed using the Justrite custom design cardmaking kit and I mounted it on green which was cut using the Nestabilities scalloped circles dies. I edged both with a sakura glitter pen. The border across the page was made using a MS edge punch and I passed it through a ribbler which corrugated the paper; the same paper and effect was used for the flower and was used for the backing paper behind the green mount. I finished with a pin, ribbon and beads.

You can see that I have used a zig-zag fold to make up the card and I have decorated the inside as this card will be for a special occasion.
I am very pleased with the final result and I think it fits the Shabby Tea Room challenge perfectly.

Challenge List
The Shabby Tea Room week 4 - Embrace the White
Incy Wincy Designs - Fancy Folds
Creative Cottage - Buttons and Bows
Our Creative Corner - Buttons
Cupcake Craft Challenge 85 - Make your own flowers
The Pink Elephant Challenge 61 - Nature
S2G challenges #50 - Anything goes

For those of you who are interested and like to print your own backing papers I will be giving away some FREE papers tomorrow evening. Come back and see how I have used them in a card design and if you like them you will be able to download them for yourself.

I am off to London for the day tomorrow so I will hit the PC when I return. Have a good evening.
LOL Bxxx


Juls said...

wow love the soft colours!! such an elegant creation!! hugs Juls

Cate said...

Hi Brenda!
I love your white creation!! Hope you can make it to my Open House this weekend.
Cate x

Debbie said...

So pretty, Brenda!! Thanks so much for joining us in the Tea Room again this week! Let me know when your 'follow me' prize arrives in the mail! See you next week for the all new challenge :)

Ann English said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Shirleys2Girls for Twisted Thursday. Join us for new releases and a blog hop starting tomorrow!

Lisa said...

Georgeous! Thanks for playing this week with Shirley's 2 Girls!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is positively exquisite!! I['m drooling here. Love the vintage feel and that image is lovely. Thanks for the link to learn to make that flower. I tried one on my own once, but it wasn't as pretty as yours!

Great job on the button challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us at Our Creative Corner this week.

Georgia said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing S2G TT.

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Brenda, wow this is stunning hunny what a gorgeous home made flower absolutely stunning! thank you for joining in with the Creative cottage challenge this week Linda x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful card Brenda. I love the flower and pin and your colour theme is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage this week.
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Audrey Pettit said...

What a pretty card. I so love the zig-zag fold, and the green with the white is so elegant and soothing. Your flower is beautiful, too. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

Becky said...

Wow! What a stunning card! Your handmade flower is just beautiful, love it!!
Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Cottage!

Cat said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! I LOVE that flower! Thanks for the "how to" link. Thanks for joining us at S2G and I hope you'll join our blog hop "April in Paris" which is being held now.

Tam said...

Hi Brenda,

Gorgeous creation.

Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge.

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Annie said...

A totally gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with our Nature theme at The Pink Elephant. Just love your entry.
Ann xxx

Unknown said...

What an pretty card! Thanks for "breaking out the buttons" for this week's OCC challenge!!!

jo said...

Beautiful! I've never seen a zig-zag fold before - looks really effective!

Two Happy Stampers said...

The embrace the white challenge intrigued me, too! I haven't done it yet and don't know if I'll have time, but I just have to say that you did a beautiful job with it! Lovely... and that elegant button really finished off the card. =)

Heather "Hev" said...

Very pretty :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!! Good Luck !!

Dont forget our Design Team Call :)

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Donna said...

Stunning card and beautiful handmade flowers...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x