Thursday, August 16, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #30

Since I have off work today, I wanted to stay caught up on my favorite challenges. Some of the kids are coming home this weekend and I may not get time to concentrate.   This week at Joan's Gardens, there is a white on white challenge, or when you read the detail and requirements, you might be singing White Christmas!


Here is what you need to include:

Use a Christmas theme
Make it all white
Include a bird, deer, bear, etc....
Make it sparkle with Stickles or glitter

This is going to be a crazy "what I used" list:  I just kept layering!  I made an A2 top fold in white, layered on an embossed panel, using the Countdown 5x7 Cuttlebug folder.  I hit the tops of the numbers with Versamark, and sprinkled on clear embossing powder.  Next I added a half paper doily and white twill ribbon.  I decided I wanted a different texture across the bottom, so I punched out a Pine Needles Broader from MS, and tacked it under the ribbon.  I then punched out 2 MS Himalayn Snowflakes, added small flower punches and pearls to the centers.  They were coated with Diamond Stickles and popped to the corner.  I had to decide how to add a sentiment, and I remembered the Cuttlebug folder with the Christmas words, and added the Happy Holidays edged with the Stickles.  An SU! bird was punched and perched on the edge of the sentiment.

I hope if you click to enlarge the photo, you can see the sparkle!  This was my first all white card, and it was such fun!  Thanks, and be sure to visit Joan's Gardens to check out the challenge


20 comments:

Olga said...

this is at the top of my favorites you have done, this is absolultey gorgeous!!!!!!!

Carol L said...

This has got to be one of your very best cards ever! I'm speechless with this amazing creation! WELL DONE!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Mary Anne this is beautiful and you are right at it this morning. A wonderful job.

Lynn said...

Delightful card. So many layers to explore. Very pretty.

Patti P. said...

How beautiful, just came from Joan's and saw you were on the ball. I have never made an all white either and may give this a try as I seem to be in Christmas mode. Enjoy your weekend with family.
hugs.....

April said...

You did a beautiful job! Love it!

Janice M said...

Beautiful card Mary Anne!!! I don't think that I have ever made an all white card either??? Always end up adding a little black on itsomewhere??!!

Glenda said...

This is lovely! Good luck in the challenge!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just stunning Mary Anne! All your layers are just perfect! Thanks for inspiration ... BEAUTIFUL!
Darlene
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Sue W said...

White on white is fabulous as is your card!!!!

Mihaela said...

Very beautiful card!!!

Becky said...

White on white always look so elegant, just like this card. :)

CraftieConnie said...

Love it Mary Anne, Perfect in white!

Selma said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous Mary Anne. It is very elegant. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Mrs. Swandog said...

Very pretty...love your bird!

JD said...

So Elegant! very nicely done. Hope I get to see you next Saturday! Have a great week. Jill

Rita said...

What a wonderful card. So pretty. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
AMAZING! this is just stunning, I have never done an all white card either. I sure do love the look though. As I was reading I had to go back and checkout every detail.

Sue said...

Mary Anne, this holiday card is absolutely beautiful! All your layering and details were so much fun to look at and take in. Lots of work in this beauty and it shows. I love white on white, won't be your last!!

Hugs
Sue

Lyse said...

That's a very pretty card.