Saturday, April 10, 2010

Embracing Bows and Whites


This week at Our Creative Corner, our hostess Dana Grothaus has another great challenge. Last week it was buttons, this week it's bows, another of my favorite embellisments. Here is the design team sample that I made this week for Our Creative Corner. I also made it with the Shabby Tea Room challenge in mind, which is to embrace the whites. The challenge is to make a predominately white card with one other color. I hope mine is white enough. It seemed to be until I added that huge bow of shabby seam binding. That really shifted the color to more pink than I had planned.

I started with a base of Whisper White, followed by a layer of DP with tiny pale pink flowers and then another layer of white embossed with the SU Finial Press embossing folder. All edges were sponged with Creamy Caramel, because I can't leave anything undistressed. The center element was two pieces of thin white cardboard (the kind that comes with the SU designer papers) that I cut with my Nesties and glued together to create my own chipboard since I can't seem to cut anything much thicker that that with the Nesties. I sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel and then coated it with glue and chunky glitter. A larger circle was cut with my Creative Memories cutting system and the Martha Stewart punch was used around the edge, then that circle was also embossed with the Finial Press EF. Zigzag stitching, some art pearls and a nice crop of Prima flowers came next topped off with the pink seam binding, a small tag and sentiment from Verve which was attached with a Tim Holtz tiny safty pin and a glittery charm.

Now I hope you'll stop by Our Creative Corner to see all the pretty ribbons and bows the rest of the DT has to offer. Have a great weekend!

Blessings,


Challenges entered:
The Shabby Tea Room - Embrace the Whites
Meljen's - Girly Colors
Simple Doodles - Inspire Others (I hope I do)
Allsorts Challenge - Petals and Pearls
Totally Gorjuss - Texture
Sew Many Cards - Stitching

54 comments:

Sian said...

Stunning card, love the white on white with the flower arrangement. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
Sian

Hanne said...

This is fantastic Linda! The flower arrangements and the frame..., perfect!

Chris said...

This is gorgeous!

Linda said...

Your card is just Beautiful. I must say I am in love with your work!
Have a great day!
Linda

Lori Rider said...

Linda, what a gorgeous card - it just jumps off the screen with all those wonderful textures! I love those Primas and your fabulous bow - so elegant and beautiful!

Yogi said...

very nice card. Looks pretty white to me... The Martha Stewart punched circle worked out well. Looks great.

Joycelyn Turner said...

Drop-Dead-GORGEOUS!!!! THose flowers are out of this world...sooo beautiful, Linda!!

Debbie said...

Oh my, Linda, you hit a 'home run' again with this design! I was just admiring it over at KLS&S and then popped here and was happy to see that you entered it for our challenge too! Just simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us again this week in the Tea Room! I look forward to seeing another lovely design from you on Monday for the new challenge :)

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning! I love those flowers, thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Tracy said...

Very elegant and beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shannon said...

Truly Beautiful what great detail!!!!Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Design. Wishing you Lots of luck!!

scrappyjan said...

HOLY COW this is very very STUNNING!!! The details are FAB!!!
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! You are so inspiring to me!!! And you are the sweetest person!!!
I came to thank you for entering my blog candy.
Hugs, Janiel

stephanne said...

Oh my, this is beautiful!!! Layers and layers of deliciousness, I love that bow, I think it is the perfect touch to enhance the whites you've used. Love that funky touch you add to your creations!!!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
Stephanne

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a gorgeous work of art. Love the scallops and the glitter
Lisa ;)

Kat said...

This is gorgeous. Love all that texture. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Heather Jensen said...

Very pretty! love the seam binding and pretty flowers. That scalloped border is fab too. :)

Edith said...

What a beautiful and elegant card, Linda! Everything on your card looks perfect:)

brenda said...

Stunning card Linda.

Thank you for joining in with my Petals and Pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love all the flowers in the centre of the card, and the gorgeous ribbon detail! Hugs Juls

freckleface said...

Beautiful card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Janice said...

Fabulous card, so pretty and feminine.

JeanFB said...

Beautiful shabby-floral!

Sarah Gough said...

This is so pretty! I love all the little details!

Isabella said...

This card is stunning!

coldwaters2 said...

This is just totally amazing a work of art it is beautiful

Hugs
Lorraine x

PapierGirl said...

Stunning right down to the last detail! Great job! :)

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love that softness!!!

Diane Gilbert said...

WOW, this is Gorgeous! LOVE all the details!

marsha said...

WOW Linda, this is amazingly gorgeous! I love your work and you just continue to amaze me.

Hugs,
Marsha

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, inda, this card is over the top gorgeous!!! So soft so awesome and those flowers {sigh}!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

SuzanneK said...

OMG absolutely stunning, what else can I say but WOW. Thanks for playing along at SMC.

Donna Moore said...

My goodness girl, this knocks me right out of the chair! So elegant and yummy, this is amazing, amazing. amazing! Heart stopping beautiful!

Lisa said...

Beautiful and so feminine! Thanks for playing in the MelJen's Designs Challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!

Thanks for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Lauretta See said...

stunning!!! such a beautiful card.
Thank you for joining the MelJen's challenge, good luck!

Loretta said...

Linda, this is so beautiful! I love the soft colours and your bow is spectacular!

Darsie Bruno said...

oh my gosh, Linda, this is so GORGEOUS!! I just love, love, love everything about this card!!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is so pretty I love all the special details you have added

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

~Jeri~ said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning!!! Your detail is amazing. Beautiful work!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

Rose said...

GORGEOUS it is!!!
So glad you played along with us for our "Inspire Others"challenge on Simple Doodles. Hope to see you for the next challenge :)

HappyCrafter said...

wow, so lacy feeling and feminine, I love it!

Leanne said...

WOW This is absolutely stunning!!!

Your blog is very inspirational!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Audrey Pettit said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, Linda! I love the embossing and the edging, and that seam-binding bow is fabulous! Congrats on making the top 3 at The Shabby Tea Room.

AgnieszkaBe said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So absolutely Beautiful! Congrats on being one of the Top Three Winners on the Shabby Tea Room blog. You certainly deserved it!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a beautiful card with so many gorgeous details! That little charm just finishes it off perfectly!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh my goodness Linda, this is simply stunning, what a gorgeous card, and soooooooo vintage orientated. I just love your work im totally in awe of you! hope you haed a fabulous weekend, with some great weather, its sunny here again today but a little too windy to spend too much time out there! have a great day hunny hugs Linda x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the way you combined it all.. fabulous.

Anita said...

Amazing card, love all the details on it. Thanks for stitching along with us at Sew Many Challenges.

raindropecho said...

Absolutely beautiful. No words for it!

Nicole said...

STUNNING<<<<>>>>> The next MELJEN challenge will be posted tomorrow, I hope you will join us again! Hoosier Hugs, Nicole

Justine said...

This card takes my breath away. Wow

Trish Hughes said...

love all of those flowers, thanks so much for playing along with SD.
trish

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