Monday, 20 December 2010

The Sugar Bowl - A Sketch

Hi everyone! Well it's pretty darn cold here and I know you all are dealing with the same temps PLUS a lot more snow than we got. I hope you're all staying safe and warm :)

I made this card for the WOW competition on the Sugar Nellie blog but didn't have any Sassy images, which were required, so I couldn't enter.. however, this is the first time I've ever done a WHITE ON WHITE card and I just love how it turned out. I followed the sketch over on The Sugar Bowl.

It's hard to see but there is a layer of white vellum covering the background on the card. I painted the edges of the vellum with white acrylic paint and stitched it on. Then I embossed another piece of white card to use as a matt for my image. You can just about see the white lace peeking out from behind the flowers/image.

I kept my image monochromatic by using all Earth tone copics. I added some tiny pearls for the buttons on her shirt and then covered the whole image in glossy accents.

Both the grungeboard heart and hinge have been painted white and sprinkled with snowflake glitter. Once the glitter was dry I added a white threaded button to the heart. I punched out two different types of leaves from white cardstock. Then I added some star dust stickles to them all. I painted the curled stem of my cherry blossom to keep the card as white as possible.

The pearls swirls are by Prima and I've just cut pieces off as I needed them so that I could add the swirls to suit the card.

To complete the card I added two tiny tags, one with a sentiment and the other with some more pearls. I've also glittered up the edges of the tags. So I reckon this card glitters enough to enter it into Copic Creations challenge. It also happens to fit the iCopic Lover colour combo challenge and Totally Gorjuss with their challenge " For Someone Special" as I gave this to my daughter today for her birthday. She's been eyeing it up since I made it so I figured she'd love it as her bday card :D 

Other challenges are:
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Your Choice
OSAAT - Anything Goes

Well that's it from me for today and possibly for the week. I cannot believe the Christmas day is only 5 days away!! I don't have a single gift wrapped and I still have a couple of people to buy gifts for. The kids are finished in school on Thursday until Jan 10th, let's hope they don't get too bored eh?! 

Have a wonderful day, and if I don't get to blog before then, have a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!!!



Di's Dooodles said...

OMG that is gorgeous !!!

Suzie said...

This is truely gorgeous, I love everything about it and it has inspired me to have a go at a white card over the hols. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and have a lovely Christmas. Suzie x

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

B x

Deborah Frings said...

This is so beautiful!! I love all the texture and shading in the image - very pretty.

scrapweaver said...

Wow! Stunning card. Love all the white texture and layers!

Alaine said...

OH WOW! This is gorgeous! I love all of it. I so need to try to do another all white / all one color textured background! This is amazing!

iCopic said...

So Adorable! We love it!

Nana said...

That is absolutely beautiful and adorable, Sandie!


Hi Sandie
A gorgeous card,beautiful colours,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Unknown said...

OOOHHH this is lovely..I have never dared the white on white but you have made it looks so wonderful xx

maxine said...

Wow this is really stunning, I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at the crafty pad, just to let you know our challenge this week is Anything goes. x

Deirdre said...

Love what you created... don't know where the time went either... haven't been near my PC for days!!!!! and I'm still not organised. The snow had a knock on effect!!!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Wishing you all the very best for 2011.

Deb said...

wow this is fabulous, gorgeous colors and stunning details, really wonderful creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT and we wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season

Louise said...

WOW Sandie! This looks totally adorable :) :) I have to try this white on white thing ;) I´ve seen it on a lot of diffrent blogs and it always turns out so beautiful :) The earthtones is so nice and gives the card that calm feeling. Hard to explain but I love it! And those timy tags are soooo cute. How did you make them?
Hugs and happy holidays :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous!!! I just love these white cards I keep seeing...must try & make one!
Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Tracey said...

This is soo beautiful Sandie - I love it :)

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy New Year!


Carol Ann said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this time.
Carol Ann xx

Maria Matter said...

absolutely GORGEOUS Sandie!!!!
Wishing you a very
Merry Christmas!!!

Pauline said...

Just beautiful, love all the different textures and embellishments to look at. Great colouring on the image too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, hope the big freeze starts to thaw for you soon. xx

Mummylade said...

What a wonderful creation, I love the crispy white! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge and have a lovely Christmas.

Joey said...

WOW Sandie this is amazin, a stunning card! just dropping by to wish you a merry christmas
Joey x

Julie M said...

Stunning card, Sandie - I love the white on white - can't do it meself!!! And the coffee colours on the image are the perfect choice, they really pop without being garish.

Merry Christmas to you and the gang - are you enjoying the cold?!!!!

Julie x

Deirdre said...

Stunning Sandie.

Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2011.

Agnieszka M said...

Adorable card.... it is soo sweet!!!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time and good luck!