Wednesday 11 May 2011

White on White - and not a distress ink in sight.

Hi Everyone - well what do you think? Not an ounce of colour or proper distressing insight.

This is my first time attempting a white on white card and I was inspired by the WonW challenge at 'Less Is More' and Ruffled Up at The Shabby Tea Room.

But how difficult it was. This really makes you think again about composition and texture. At every step I wanted to ink the edges, apply some paint, add an image, stamp, mask or heat emboss - but no. ......................... I just had to keep telling myself  'no'. And these were all white, no cream in there at all, honest.

I used -
Muslin for the ruffles.
TH Damask embossing folder
TH Sewing Room die
White ribbon and thread.

And so my first white on white creation was born. I adhered everything straight onto the main card and I hope the girls at LiM will tell me if this is a true clean and simple card and if it fits the guidelines. If not, how can I improve on it to make sure I get it right next time? Let me know your thoughts please. I slightly distressed the edges of some of the card with a distressing tool, I just had to make it look a little bit shabby didn't I - can you see it and does that count?

Well I hope your week is going well. I seem to be on a roll at the moment and ideas and finished pieces are coming quicker than normal - long may it last.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Vicky said...

Well I love it Brenda!...well done on your first and hopefully many more wonw creations...! love the textures you have used and the wee bobbin finishes the card of nicely hun...

hugs Vicky xx

Netty said...

Some lovely textures Brenda and love the muslim frill, great touch. Annette x

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Brenda and very brave too as I seem to use my DIs nearly all the time lol.
Love all the texture and the ruffle is fabulous.
Fliss xx

Zoechaos said...

Way to go Brenda fab clean grungy WoW Brenda Style! Your signature look shines out even without a single stroke of DI. Great make XOXO Zoe

Berry said...

This is lovely Brenda! I struggle with the white on white but you have made this so elegant and fab! Hugs rebekah xx

Debs said...

I think it's stunning Brenda - I love all the texture it has and the CAS styling - it's gorgeous!
{{Debs}} xx

Angela Weimer said...

Very nice Brenda. A brilliant combination of textures. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely evening. Angela

Jacq said...

Hi Brenda,
This is just Beautiful!! So elegant looking, you did a fab job with the WOW challenge, its a toughie. Love the textures on your card, the ruffles just set the whole card off.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

wow Brenda - gorgeous .. i love that dress form
Lisa x

Kathyk said...

Well I think it's FABULOUS Brenda - welcome to another obsession of mine!!!

Happy Thursday (by the time you read this anyway!)


Esther said...

Hi Brenda - Your card is lovely - I think it's definately CAS for what that's worth!! , I struggled not to add inky edges too and, like you, had to distress them a little too. Esther xx

Juls said...

so stylish! I love it!! Hugs Juls

Debbie said...

Lovely monochromatic charmer here! Thanks for sharing this special card with us in the Tea Room :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Yep this was a toughie this one I think all of us where fighting with our crafty inner selves. Beautiful card love your ruffle and gorgeous textures.


Rita said...

What a Fabulous card. Hugs Rita xx

Suze Bain said...

A lovely card. I so wanted to use this die but I just couldn't get anything to look right. Yours is fab, love the ruffle. x

Chrissie said...

You have kept to a CAS style perfectly Brenda... allowing some white space even amid all the whiteness!
Pictures of all white cards are notoriously difficult, but a free photo editing program like Picasa can often help enhance difficult subjects.
Thanks so much for joining us with this lovely card.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Chris said...

I love this and all the textures well done on your 1st LIM Card..Chris xx

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Beautiful card - I love the little spool and thread. Sarah x

Cate said...

Love your design! I found this challenge difficult too. Just shows you how much colour plays a part in the composition of projects. Cate x

Unknown said...

So different Brenda but so beautiful love how you have done all the different styles of layered textures a fabulous make
Hugs Sarah x

Shirl said...

Bet you had to sit on your hands for this gorgeous creation.
Hugs Shirley x x