Sunday, March 7, 2010
GCA #80 - White on White!!
Hello all!!! Things, for the most part, have calmed down in my house for now and I am back to stamping!!
I see that I have a few new followers to my blog since I've been MIA this past week, and I welcome you!!
This week we are focusing on the color of white. Now, I don't know about you, but I have a very hard time creating white on white cards. But, last weekend was the VSN weekend on SCS and one of the challenges was to create a card mostly of white. You could add a touch of color, but not too much!
My sample for you this week is that card I created for VSN. I'm actually very happy with how it turned out.
My card base is, of course white, and is from Gina K Designs. This is her pure luxury heavy weight card stock. Great for making a white card base. I love my SU! colors and card stock, but I really wish we would get a heavier weight white!
The background panels were run through my Big Shot using the Petals a Plenty and Perfect Polka dots embossing folders. Both of these eb folders are available now!! Once they were put together, I used my distressor tool around the edges. This helps to break up the different layers of white.
The main image panel was punched with the new Scallop Trim border and corner punches now available. The border punch is free with a $50 order during SAB, which ends this month!!!
Once this panel was punched, I stamped my bird, from a A Spring Song, in black staz on. This is a new set for me that earned during SAB!!! I then watercolored the bird using my aqua painter and ink from the lids of Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal and Sahara Sand. Watercoloring is not one of my strong areas, but I like how this turned out.
I wrapped the white satin organdy around the end, secured it with a crystal rhinestone brad and added the leaves from my Martha Stewart punch. You can't tell in the photo but some of the leaves were punched with leftover embossed white and from the Brides dsp.
This whole panel is up on thick dimensionals. And, for me, this is Clean and Simple!!
So, the challenge for this week is to create a card using 95% white card stock, embellishments, ribbon or whatever you use. You can add a touch of color using ink, card stock or whatever you want, if you desire. The main point is to embrace the white and keep color to a very low minimum!!
Now, I do recall that I stated earlier this week I would also have some blog candy up for grabs with this challenge!! And, I do!
You have the chance of winning: (picture coming soon. need batteries for my camera)
* Patterns Pack 3:
* Night of Navy, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss & Ruby Red
* Ribbon set from SAB 2009:
* Certainly Celery poly twill and So Saffron gg
* Bearing Gifts individual stamp from the Holiday 2009 mini
And, I may throw in some surprises when the package gets mailed!!
Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by March 13, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA80 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!
Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!