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Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's a White Party!

This week we have such a cool challenge at Our Creative Corner.  Our hostess is Kristin Tierney and she is challenging us to use only white in our creation this week.  Don't worry that it will look flat.  You can enhance it with textures and patterns.  Here is an inspiration photo to get you started.


I decided to make a wall hanging instead of a card this week. (don't forget, if you click once on the photo of my wallhanging, it will open up a larger version so you can see the details.  Click again and it becomes even larger. )  I started with a square 12x12" cream colored doily and cut 3 of the 4 corners off, then reattached one of the corners to the top of my piece.  I mounted the doily on a piece of white card stock.  I wanted to mount the piece on corrugated cardboard but it needed to be white so I painted it completely with white acrylic paint.  The corrugated cardboard I sell in my Etsy shop is flexible and lightweight so I mounted it on a piece of cardboard for strength and stability. 
 

The lace and applique were dyed in a very weak tea solution, to just give them an ivory tint.  The crinoline for the flower was dyed in a tea solution also, just a bit stronger than the lace.  

I added a Spellbinders die cut, a sentiment panel and a piece of bronze metal that I white embossed.  I also embossed the large metal filigree at the bottom.  It was originally bright brass.
I turned it upside down and smooshed it into a craft white ink pad and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  

I love the enameled look that the embossing powder gives.  

That about wraps up the details for this piece.  If you have any questions, please either leave them in the comments or email me privately.  Thanks so much for dropping by and for your lovely comments.  And be sure to stop by Our Creative Corner to see the rest of the team's cards.  Hope you will play along with us this week!

NOTE:  The following items can be purchased in my Etsy shop:




Challenges Entered:
Try it on Tuesday - Flower Power
ABC Challenge - Y is for Yesterday
Charisma Cardz Challenge -  It's All About Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Lace
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - A Vintage Look

35 comments:

Michele Oliver said...

So amazing. I love all the texture and details.

Sue C said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda ! The texture you've added is stunning and I love how you've white embossed the filligree. Sue C x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

This is beautiful Linda :) :) very elegant :)

Denni said...

I love all white and shades of white - soooo pretty!

Cec said...

This is stunning. I love all the textural components you have added and all the techniques you have used. The more I see of your work, the more I have decided I want to be you when I grow up - LOL.
Hugs!
Cec

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! that is just beautiful! who would have thought that something all one color could be so gorgeous?!

Kristin said...

Holy GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely LOVE this! All the texture really shows off all the elements you used. I think I've FINALLY gotten the problem solved with not being able to leave comments and have been wanting to comment on your patriotic creations, which are of course beautiful and genius!

Gisèle said...

breathtaking...i love your creations...

Linda R. said...

WOW!! This looks amazing.. Beautiful work here my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Oh my! Don't know what else to say!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just stunning!

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning Linda,al white is so pure and elegant.
Smiles:)

Linda B said...

Am amazing piece of art... absolutely stunning!

Esther said...

This is so stunningly gorgeous!!!!!
I love the filigree piece that you smooshed in the white ink and embossed!!!

Jennifer M. said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Linda. The amount of detail you put into it is impressive and amazing. You are one imaginative lady. :D

Jen, Your Fellow Miamian :)

Sarah Gough said...

Beautiful Linda, love those lacy touches!

Irene said...

Morning Linda

I'm back from holiday!!!
What a fabulous, gorgeous creation.
I just love it. White on white is my favourite and if I get my finger out I shall enter the challange. Just have lots of washing and ironing to do.

irene
xxxx

alteredforhim said...

Absolutely stunning. This would be so nice for a bride to use, it's so beautiful!

Have a great day!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Linda I saw this is the DT selection and was awed by it's beauty, I am so glad I have come for a second look it is truly stunning, wonderful detail and so elegant.
Hugs
Lorraine x

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

This is just stunning love all the texture and details. your work is so inspirational.
Marilyn

Bev said...

Absolutley gorgeous work Linda. I loved the idea of heat embossing the metal embellishments, so clever!

Miss Emerald said...

Very, very beautiful and stylish! Congratulations!

Curlybear said...

Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image and I love the how you have antiquated your wall hanging,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge A Vintage Look and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Nancy said...

Wow, wow, wow! Linda, you have out-done yourself... again! I hadn't even considered embossing the beautiful filigrees that I bought from you but wow! You really made is so beautiful on your white card challenge.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever gorgeous piece, love all the lacey touches and neat idea with the brass piece!

carol said...

ooh how gorgeous,super vintage card, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

Sharon said...

Linda, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw your piece. Its fabulous! You always add such visually interesting touches! The lace, the hand-made flower, the applique, and re-attaching one of the corners. How fabulous and clever! Love it!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Linda- the lace and other textures are so beautiful, and I love what you did with your filligree! Hope you have an awesome week!

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Linda you do these so well just love the detail and thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz this week. Hope you are keeping well. Hugs Sue xx

Kruemel said...

WOW - I love your white on white project with all the details and beautiful embossing!

Thanks for joining our lace challenge at Cute Card Thursday!

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Kitika said...

Wow, This is sooo Elegant and Pretty!....words can't describe how beautiful this is.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Stunning!

Lin said...

OMW What a truly inspirational piece of art!!! GORGEOUS, STUNNING, AMAZING. Can you tell how much I love it?

Thanks so much for joining in with our Birthday Hop Challenge at ABC.

Lin xx

Marjorie said...

Wow Linda, this is absolutly stunning, found your blog by looking on Bevs blog, fancied the idea of your beautiful embossing, I'm only a beginner and hope I can achieve something so beautiful one day!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Lorel-Lye said...

This is gorgeous! I love the crinoline flower and how you embossed the metal embellishment. What a beauty.

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