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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Now All I Need is for Someone to Tie the Knot




I love to be set a taxing, creative-muscle stretching, challenge and this week, over at Our Creative Corner, I certainly found it. It's a White Party, set by Kristen, has invited this week's players to come up with something using only white products.

The best way around this, for me, was to look for a couple of different tones of white, as in a pure white and an off-white, so that I could add some contrast between the elements. Other than that, it forces you to add more texture and dimension to help differentiate each layer. As for the design, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

I began with an embossing plate for the background and added a decorative punched edge at the bottom. I hid the join with lace and a white velvet ribbon. I don't have any white flowers so created my own using a punch. Same for the leaves.

I stamped a flowery image onto off-white card and heat-embosssed it with white powder. I cut out with an oval nestie and matted onto a scalloped edge. Finally, I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut out two butterfly shapes, stuck one over the other, bent up the wings and added pearls. That just left the tricky part of taking a photograph for the blog.

Now all I need is for someone I know to get married, in order that that I can send them this card. Trouble is, most of my friends already are and those that aren't, well, I don't see wedding bells in the near future for them either. Maybe it's a sign of my age. I used to go to at least three weddings a year. However that particular well has been dry for a long while now. So come on my single friends, pull your fingers out - I have a card going to waste here lol!!!!

12 comments:

chris richards said...

Such a beautiful masterpiece Paul!
hugs
chris richards
xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely sensational! I love all the texture you have achieved and that stamped/heat embossed flower is so lovely! Super work on that handmade rose too! So happy you took us up on our White Party challenge this week at Our Creative Corner. Hope to see you back again with us next week.

Michele said...

What a stunning card - love the white on white effect! You could always use it as a wedding anniversary card x

E.T said...

this is stunning! an absolute beauty! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

The Crafty Elf said...

This card is just stunning! I do love all white - no question! Super job!

JoZart said...

Who knows? It is so exquisite that it could be just the little treasure that plants the idea to propose in someone's head! Violins please, right now!
Jo x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my, this is exquisite! The white on white is so classy and all that texture lends so much depth to the project. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Kristin said...

I'm so pleased you liked my challenge! Your card is so stunning, the texture and the heat embossed flower image really show off your talent for thinking outside the box. Great job on the challenge, thanks for joining the OCC's White party challenge!

Lorianna said...

This Is FAB!!!!!

Hugs
Lorianna

Viv's Visuals said...

A beautiful card - fab textures.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous card. Glad to find you from OCC!

Lorel-Lye said...

Paul don't dis a friend and wait for someone to tie the knot. This is a prize for any celebration or ... just because. Beautiful details.