Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Fab 'n' Funky ~ White on White

A warm hello to all my lovely blog buddies out there. It's been all quiet on my blog this last week, I've had lots going on with the kiddos, but amazingly I have found some time to craft. My poor family I've taken over the kitchen table every day this past week, trying to get a few Christmas cards together. So it's like the London Bus Service on my blog this week, nothing for ages and then three posts come along at once! I've several makes to share this week, so I'll try getting them all prepped and loaded to go. This post is an 'extra' one for me as I don't normally join in the team 'Fab' challenges. But I just so loved the theme that our lovely Jan had chosen. I've been wanting to have a go at 'White on White' for ages. So here is my little contribution to the Fab 'n' Funky challenge this week.


I started off with the intention of making a shaker card, but realised last minute I didn't have the right size acetate to fit the aperture I'd cut, so opted to make the design, just a simple aperture card and sat the sentiment in the aperture. I love this sentiment stamp. It's from Stampendous and it's just so pretty. So I thought it would suit this make. The lovely sparkly snowflakes were a gift from my baby sister our last Christmas in the UK. I think they're perfect for this card. They're so pretty. I think she bought them from Michaels in the US.


This challenge is being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps and I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use for this challenge. I utterly fell in love with this stamp when I saw one of my teamies a while back colour this gorgeous image up. So I jumped at the chance to work with this delish enchantress. The stamp is called 'Snow Bunny Ethereal Enchantress'. I used my Promarkers to colour up this beauty, but kept the ink very light, as I wanted to keep the stamp very 'white' as well. I just went for a bit of blue for her hair and eyes, which I thought suited the crystalline scene. I've used Glitter Magic on the snowflakes and icicle wings. On her hood, dress trim and boots, I used Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Diamond Sprinkles. I really love using this on 'furry white' areas. I've tried flower soft and flock, but they're too thick and don't allow the image details to show through. The Cosmic Shimmer gives the fluffy look, without masking the inky details. So it's my new favourite for white fur!


I used an embossed paper from Doodlebug Design's Divine Impressions range - #1439 - to create my textured white background. I've so many embossing folders, I could have embossed the panel myself, but I think this paper is perfect for this make. Even though it's actually a floral embossing, I thought the swirly leaves worked quite well to mimic snowfall. I added some cotton lace (upside down!) and some pom pom trim, to give this wee lady somewhere to sit and that's about it. I layered the textured paper up on fun foam, to create a bit of depth to the aperture. I popped the image up on foam tape too. It's pretty CAS, but I love this card. I'm very happy with the finish.


I hope you'll come and play along with us this challenge. Jan has put such a fun one together for us all and I'm so looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Do stop by the challenge to see what my other teamies have been up to, there's some really gorgeous inspiration waiting there for you. I'll be back again really soon with my next crafty adventure. Big hugs to you all. Have an awesome day, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Papertake Weekly: Let It Snow
Crafty Catz: #301 ~ Girls Only
The Ribbon Girl: Use Any Image
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges: #81 ~ Merry Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge: White & One Other Colour
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Sparkle, Bling & Embellish
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: Anything 'Holidays' Goes
City Crafter Challenge: #288 ~ Colour Inspiration Challenge ~ Blue & White
Moving Along With The Times: A Few Of My Favourite Things (Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes... Silver White Winters...)

21 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

A very pretty card Wendy.

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Wends, love it!
Hugs
Wendy xx

Chris said...

Beautiful! Love the design Wendy, the simplicity really showcases your lovely, sparkly image! Perfect sentiment!
Chris
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautoful, love the blue and white image and fab wow x

Pat said...

Ooh gorgeous card Wend, beautiful embossing and such a gorgeous image you chose and I love the sentiment in the aperture.

Pat xx

Kat W said...

This is beautiful....such frosty gorgeousness to match that cute image. I feel like I want to stroke this card with all the lovely textures from the embossing, furry details and that lush pom pom trim :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Elise said...

Wow Wendy! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm so loving all the white with just her blue hair standing out! And the embossed background .. ooooh .. Love it!

Hope you're doing very well!

Big hugs,
Elise

Alison Barlow said...

I love this card, Wends. Adorable image, fab sentiment and gorgeous design and as I really like WOW cards this is perfect!!
Alison xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Wends...Such a cute image which sits so well on the background....great sentiment....Joolsx

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Wends it looks so lovely and frosty a perfect Winter Wonderland white in white creation
hugs
lorraine x

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous, fab card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, cccc

Ros Crawford said...

It's a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card with an awesome design Wends. Love that circle cut out..might have to give that a try. Such a sweet image too. Enjoy your weekend. hugs, Pat K x

Donna said...

Such a pretty card with a sweet and charming image.
Thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl November use any image challenge and good luck with the prize draw.
Hugs, Donna xx

Louise F - Punknscrap said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!!

Stella said...

Your card is a beauty; there are so many lovely details. Spot on our theme! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

aussie aNNie said...
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aussie aNNie said...


She sure is a gorgeous card Wendy, you chose a wonderful image to use. Have joined as a new follower...x
 { aNNie}

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Wendy. Love the all white with a small touch of color. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar in our "Sparkle, Bling and Embellish Challenge" and we hope you join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Dawn said...

This is beautiful. I love how you put the sentiment into the background like that. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us at Creatalicious Challenges this time.
Hope to see you again next time.
hugs
Dawn DT
http://cherrytreestudio.blogspot.co.uk

Melanie said...

A great Christmas card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

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