Sunday, 5 June 2011

It'll be all White on the Night (take 2)

Although other people can make these 'white on white' cards look absolutely fabulous, I've discovered that it is an awful lot harder than it looks.  This theme took two attempts before I was even marginally happy with my creation. 

On my first attempt, I used a border punch to create some interest, and then forgot to emboss the card before I stuck it to the base card.  I decided it looked too plain without the embossing, so tried to rectify the mistake with an obscene amount of white liquid pearls painstakingly dotted all over the card in a repeat pattern.  When I'd finished dotting the liquid pearls and refocused my eyes from all the concentrating, I sat back and thought 'I don't like that now'.  Doh !!!

Anyway, I wasn't going to share my attempt, but then I thought, 'Well I share what I think are my more acceptable creations, so it is only fair that I share my not so favourable ones'.  So I finished it off, and here is attempt number one:

Card Recipe:
  • Image - Penny Black 12 days of Xmas (Partridge in a Pear Tree) but I don't see why this should only be a Christmas image if you leave out the related sentiment, because it then just becomes a birdie doing her embroidery!
  • Sentiment - One of my own Freebies with some doodling around the edge to frame it
  • Papers - er, none!
  • Colouring mediums - Twinkling H2O watercolour paints.
  • Nesties - Fleur de Lis Squares for both image & sentiment
  • Cherry Blossom and 15mm roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
  • From my stash - Ribbons, liquid pearls, Xcut border punch
OK, so here is attempt number 2 which I was marginally happier with.  See what you think of this one, which I've left as an any occasion card so it could be an anniversary, wedding, birthday, or 'just because' card.

Card Recipe:
  • Image - Penny Black
  • Sentiment - One of my own Freebies
  • Papers - er, none!
  • Colouring mediums - Twinkling H2O watercolour paints.
  • Nesties - Floral Doily Motifs for image & Lacey Cirles for the sentiment
  • Cherry Blossom and 15mm roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Embossing folder - Craft Concepts Budding Vine
  • From my stash - Ribbons, Lace, Pearls, Pin, Glitter glue everywhere!
Can you tell which card I prefer, just by the size of the bow?!?!

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.


Mervi said...

Lovely cards,
great favourite PB stamp choice, elegant white laces and embossing.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts, welcome again, good luck;-))m

PinksyDoodles said...

Gorgeous cards. I love all the texture.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

I am loving that little owl - its so cute

Patty Sue 2 said...

I think both of your cards are are far too hard on yourself. You did a great job on both!

Anne-Marie said...

Wouldn't turn up my nose at either of 'em.....both are just lovely!


Two gorgeous cards Nettie - so much texture and beautiful detail. Love them both.

Thank you for joining us at the MAWTT challenge this week - hope to see you again. Sylvia x

Pami said...

Well I like both cards Netty! I love the white on white cards, you have created lots of texture and a splash of colour, just lovely! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Christine L said...

Well I love both hon! The first image resembles one of your chuckie hens, rather than a partridge! And you had the patience to do all those dots with liquid pearls? You have more than me!! lol
Christine x

brenda said...

A beautifully deliate and elegant card Netty.

The pretty borders compliment the lace so well.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsort this month, good luck and look forward to seeing more of your lovely work.

B x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I think you did a great job on both!! At this moment, I am attempting an all white card too!!

Deanne :)

Stressed Stamper said...

2 great cards - my fave is No.1. Yhamls for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah x

LaJanette said...

Both are just FAB! I love the flourish emboss on that second one.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and joining on the candy:)

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh sooo cute! love both of those! so cute too! Great play at TTT this week! thanks for joining us xxx

Louise said...

Well you have made two fab cards and I know what you mean about it not being easy thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

Shell said...

Two gorjuss cards hun, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great cards love the soft lace you have used...

Thanks for joining in our all white challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vee said...

Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Jackie said...

Two fab cards, love the embossing with the lace.. beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC.. hugs Jackie x

Sara said...

So pretty, thanks for playing along with SSD!

Regan said...

They are both lovely! Great embossing and fabulous choice of embellishments (pretty flowers, lace, pearls)! Thanks for playing along @ Sassy Studio Designs for our Dare To Be Sassy Thursday "No Patterned Paper" challenge! :)
Regan ~ SSD Design Team

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards - I love white on white! :0)
Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Ruth said...

I think both of these look great! The lace is a lovely addition.Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenge