Saturday, 19 July 2014

White on White



Good Morning Peeps, it's a rainy one here in the Fens but hopeful it may brighten up later.

Time for another challenge at Allsorts where Wendy has chosen the theme of White on White, our sponsors are  Marianne Designs and Scrappers Delight.

It was a bit of a scary theme for me, not sure what it is about all white cards that scares me but I decided I would really challenge myself and make two. For the top one I stamped a Penny Black Poinsettia several times onto vellum and heat embossed with detail white powder before cutting out and decoupaging. Some die cute holly, cord layered across the inside of the aperture and some ribbon.


This is a little overdue, a card which I should have blogged yesterday for my mid month Penny Black and More piece and more inky fun. A background created by 'stamping' with an acrylic block.........this one has guidelines in it and gives a nice almost linen effect.............inked with distress inks and a spritz of water and then over stamped with the lovely First Dance lily which was also inked with distress markers and a liberal spritz of water before stamping. Then simply matted and layered, a punched border and ribbon.


On this card the Penny Black butterflies were also stamped onto acetate and heat embossed with detail white and arranged onto an embossed panel and lots of swirly pearls added.

Hope your weekend is a good one whatever you have planned.

61 comments:

Jane said...

These are stunning Brenda especially the first one..so elegant. It's raining here too...after the hottest day of the year we follow it with rain! I hope it clears up later too enjoy the weekend x

hellerlittle said...

Oh Brenda I´m in love with your whit on White Cards !!! They are so beautyfull and elegant *lovelovelove
Hope you´ll have a great Weekend
CU hellerlittle

Helen said...

Hope you are doing ok, Brenda! Love the top card - absolutely beautiful - I did a double take at the poinsettia as I was convinced it was fabric - just gorgeous! I have loads of vellum that I bought when I was starting out, rarely use it now... (it's in a box under a box under...you get the idea!) Have a great weekend. xx

gwen70 said...

3 beautiful cards, adore the white ones, so stunning

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards but your white on white cards are stunning especially love the cord across the oval what a lovely finishing touch.
luv
Debby

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both your WOW cards are so beautiful and inspiring. Hope you are well. I have a little candy on offer so hop over if you would like to win it x

Glennis said...

lovely cards - your white on white ones are most effective

rachel said...

three stunning makes this morning Brenda. I love WOW - its so effective - brilliant xx

Michelle J M said...

The white cards are stunning. I too am a little scared of making white on white! Love the middle one too, that is a beautiful stamp. Michelle x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, first one is an AMAZING design, xxx

Tracey Boley said...

Stunning cards Brenda as always. Really love your white on white its one I struggle with so thanks for the inspiration.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Tracey xxx

Suzi said...

Wow!! I just had to pop over Brenda and say what a magnificent WOW cards these are, I saw the first one on my feed list and thought OMG!! who made this one. I should have known. lol. Beautiful creation my dear. Hugs Suzi x

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda your cards and beautiful and m favourites have to the the white on white they are stunning...love the inky background on your 'inky' card and fabulous colours..
Have a great weekend

Anne

May said...

Hi Brenda, I adore white on white.. Gorgeous job you have done on these..the butterflies & the flower are so beautiful....I love the inky card too...Fabulous creations... Hugs May x x

Sue said...

These are stunning Brenda, your designs are always so inspiring. I especially love the white embossed poinsettia and butterflies.
Take care
Sue xx

Hanne M. said...

Both WOW cards are just gorgeous! You have no need to be scared to make them. :)

iReneM said...

Oh my word, Brenda!!
These two White on White cards are super gorgeous. You've definitely overcome your scaredy cat phobia with these beauties.
Love the cord detail and the beautiful poinsettia on the first and the lovely butterflies on the other one.
You've achieved such a nice watercolour look to your Penny Black card

Hugs
Irene
x

crafty said...

Both these white on white cards are beautiful, but I particularly like the top one

Sarah said...

Oh my Brenda you have mastered the white on white for sure and I love the coloured card in the sandwich too!! We've had horrendous thunder storms here both over night and this morning...I don't like it!! xx

Shylaa Shree said...

brenda - both WOW cards are goregeous dear

Jacee said...

How beautiful Brenda, the first card is amazing, I love it, although i like the other two aswell the first is outstanding!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrAPpamondo said...

OOOOOH!! What beautiful cards!!! What special elegance!!
The acetate is perfect for white to white!!!! And all the details are gorgous.
I love them so much!!!

ALI said...

Wow Brenda those white on white are beautiful but I also like the inky one!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah simply wonderful B. Love the vellum on the first one.. you mastered white on white. Would never have thought of using string fan like as you've done. Pray you're keeping well. Shaz in Oz x

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards

Lau W said...

OMG ! White cards are wonderful, so pretty details ! 2 beauties !
And the colored card is fantastic, lovie it too ;-)
xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Brenda these are stunning, I love both the white on whites
Kevin xx

Frea Konings said...

Hi Brenda, finally some time for blogging. School's closed now, so I'm off from work, woop woop!! I never thought I would say this, but I wish we could have some rain here! It's so hot, keeping doors and windows closed just to keep the heat out. They say it will rain tonight but it will not really cool off, so that's no use! Anyhow, you've made some lovely stylish cards here! So pretty all that white!! I've totally gone off making cards. Doing only mixed media these days, and thouroughly enjoying it. Hugs Frea

susiestacey said...

Stunning cards Brenda, absolutley love the first one it is beautiful and does not look like you have struggled at all, rained here all day - the ground certainly needed it x Susan x.

aussie aNNie said...

Brenda these are just stunning, I so love the white on white cards and how you heat embossed on the acetate, just stunningly gorgeous all of them.....hope you are enjoying your weekend...
The Journey is the Start

Sally H said...

Three gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love them all!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Your wow cards really are WOW! I love tehm.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

Your vellum butterflies and vellum flower are beautiful. Certainly gives a new textured twist to white on white. Hugs Mrs A.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Gorgeous stamping on the vellum, fabulous card.
Thanks for sending me the second one, love it.
And third is also so beautiful.
We had thunder today and lots of rain;-))m

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are really beautiful cards. White on white is a very difficult challenge for me.

Sharon said...

I don't think you need be scared of white on white cards any more Brenda. They are both gorgeous but wow, I love the beautiful flower on the first card.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

walchowDesign said...

WOW! Love all the three cards! Your white on white cards are beautifully made especially the first one as I love the twine background and the vellum flower, Brenda! It's extremely hot over here - I am having a melt down!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

lovely cards - your white on white is fabulous. hugs, Helena

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards all three of them but you really rocked it with those white on white ones, so elegant and stunning!!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Brenda these are all incredibly beautiful especially the white on white, awesome designs.
hugs
lorraine x

Gail said...

I too have a fear of all white cards...or anything else out of my comfort zone!
These are all gorgeous!
Hope you're well!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

3 stunning beauties , love the vellum flower. janex

Jackie said...

Three wonderful cards Brenda, but the white on white are absolutely superb :o)
Jackie xx

Eva Olmo said...

Wowww what beautiful! I like the white cards, they are gorgeus!
Hugs!

Gerrina said...

Wow, your white on white cards are stunning! Love how delicate the flowers look! Hope you have a fun sunday planed! Hugs, Gerrina

mags said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. The white on white ones are gorgeous.
Mags
x

Dora said...

Wow Brenda three stunning cards!! all so beautiful and elegant. I really love the white on white ones, so elegant. Wishing you a lovely Sunday xxx

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda... love the white on white ones... simply amazing!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Annmaree of Oz said...

Wow the white on white cards are amazing, love the embossing!

Love the stamping on the middle card, fabulous effect you made!

Kat said...

Fantastic cards Brenda. I love them all but white on white is a particular favourite with me and these two are stunning.

Take care,

Kat xx

Joan said...

Love your two white on white cards, I'm so messy I really struggle with them. I think the middle card is just beautiful, love the block background and that's a fabulous flower stamp

Joan

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fantastic set of cards and your WOW cards are simply stunning, Luv Sam x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are simply beautiful. I love the white on white with the vellum flowers and butterflies.

Tracy said...

Wow I love your vellum poinsettia, think I need some vellum to do some of those. I don't like doing white on white, but you've done it beautifully.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Donna Ellis said...

How intriguing AND beautiful, Miss Brenda! I love the first white card with the inset rays of "twine". Looks fabulous! And the other white on white is pretty, too. Your Christmas cards are lovely. hugs, de

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Cards Brenda!

I really love the white on white cards, they are stunning.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

scrappymo! said...

The white on white cards are stunning. Love the string arranged in the fan shape! Brilliant idea..
The inky card is lovbely too...beautiful colours on that one!

We arrived at the lake just before teatime yesterday and I sorted out the bunkhouse so as to fit my paper supplies in long drawers that slide manually under thebed! Why didn't I think of this earlier...so much more room. When I wan tto work, I will pull them out and lift then onto the bed. We have several sets of companny coming in the next few weeks so this allows more room for the them use the furniture drawers for their things. I was hogging the drawers with my supplies.

DH built a shed up here last month and it paid double joy for me as those boxes under that bed used to hold tools and also BBQ supplies!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

OMG! All the cards are just so fabulous Brenda! The white on white ones are mind blowing awesome and the second one is so cool! Love that you used the grid acrylic block..it gives the background such a great effect! Fabulous cards!

A Casa di Ale said...

bellissime queste card, molto fini ed eleganti
ciao da ale

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Brenda all three are gorgeous, I especially love the top one, the poinsettia on vellum is stunning. I hope you are doing well. Take good care, shirleyx

Leanne said...

Wow! Your white cards in particular are gorgeous. Love the butterflies

 
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