Monday, August 13, 2012
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was good. I took the kids to the pool early in the day and then we had a wicked storm late into the afternoon and lost power for a while. This was actually OK, because it translated into a dinner out because...hey can't cook if the oven won't turn on!!
Anyhow, yesterday I was able to do a bit of crafting while all the boys in my life spent some time at the pool. I figured between swimming lessons and the time at the pool Saturday, I'd logged enough hours at the pool for a little while!
This card I'm sharing today is an usual card for me. As you can see, it's all white. One of my challenges for the day (see list below) was to use a white on white scheme with just a pop of color in the sentiment or image. I think that white on white cards can be very elegant; but you have to remember that because every layer is the same color (or lacks color....however you prefer to think of it) you have to make each layer distinctive from the next. I have found the best way to do this is to add various forms of texture, which is what I did. For the first layer (not including the card base) I used my Inkadinkado Polka Dot stamp and embossed it on the white card stock using Versa Mark and irridescent embossing powder, so it's all sparkly when you move it around. I embossed the next two layers with different embossing folders. I wanted to add a bit more dimension, so I cut two circles using my Petite scallop circle nestablitlies before adding the layer of flowers. I added the sentiment, which is an old stamp from SU and completed the card!
I hope you like it! Thanks for sharing part of your day with me, and I'll see ya tomorrow!!
365 Cards: Blossoming (Use at least 3 flowrs on your project)
All Sorts Challenge: Use Circles
Craftymess Challenge: Words (no images)
Crazy 4 Challenges: White on White
Just Some Lines: Layer it Up
Rogue Redhead Designs: Shape recipe (use at least 1 rectangle, 1 square and 1 circle)
Speedy and Friends: Use Dots
Sweet Stop: Sketch
One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes