Sunday, January 31, 2010

Something I've never done before ;)

Happy Sunday,
If you were here yesterday you'll know I hinted that today's card would be a 1st for me and it most definitely is.
I remember last year when there seemed to be a glut of "White on White" challenges floating around the blogs. Well I was very new to cardmaking then and was completely intimidated by that challenge and didn't even try one out.
Fast forward to now and I spot a challenge with the "White on White" challenge and I say to myself "I never did do one of those last year, dare I try now?
Well I realized it was time to face the challenge and give it a go.
It was just as hard as I thought it would be but I think it turned out alright in the end.

There was no way I could face the challenge alone so I found some more to help me out.

Charisma had a White on White challenge
Tuesday Throwdown wanted Monochromatic
Scrap and Stamp Saturday also wanted Monochromatic
Practical Scrappers wanted Die Cuts
Pals Paper Arts had a Snowflake challenge (I embossed a panel with snowflakes, I hope that counts, and of course snowflakes are white after all! LOL)
Frosted Designs wanted Embossing
Friday Sketchers had a sketch
Just Magnolia wanted Hearts and Flowers
Fussy and Fancy wanted Hearts
The Secret Crafter wanted Hearts
Humble Pie wanted you to "Get Flowery" with at least 5 flowers (I used 3 to make each flower so that makes 9)
Cute Card Thursday had a "Blooming Gorgeous" theme
My Time To Craft had an Elegant Rose theme
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle had a Free week
Lil Red Wagon wanted to see Hearts
Doodle Palace wantd something New and this whole color concept was New to me
Alphabet Challenge were at N is for New
Creative Inspirations wanted something Feminine

Of course when facing a challenge that is hard for me I fall back on some trusty items and so of course I had to use a Magnolia stamp. This little beauty is called Christmas Morning and I can't find in stock at the usual places but maybe you already bought her before Christmas. I colored her with the "white" Copic's, E40, 41 and 42.
The snowflake embossing folder is from the Holiday set from HSN.
The heart border punch is Martha Stewart.
All the flowers are from the bridal department at Joanns and Michaels.
The back embossed panel is a pre-embossed notecard from Michaels.
And shock, I didn't do anything on the inside this time!

Here is a close up, it was hard chosing colors that went with White but I think she looks very ethereal and certainly quite angelic :)

If you like my Tilda cards then you HAVE to come back tomorrow as I have a project with 15 Tilda's on it and there will be a little competition with some blog candy relating to it.
Have a great rest of your Sunday.


Maria said...

Stunning creation! Love the white layers and how you've coloured the sweet Magnolia image. Thanks for playing along with us over at Humble Pie.

Angelwood said...

This is just beautiful! I think white on white would be so difficult but WOW you really did a wonderful job creating interest with all the different layers and textures. Tilda is lovely - beautiful coloring! hugs, Angela Wood

Risa said...

Oh Katie, your card is stunning! I love W/W cards but have yet to make one. Your detailing is fabulous and Tilda is so sweet! Awesome job!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just stunning, Katie! I too love W/W cards, but have been afraid to try them. Yours is exquisite. Just love that Tilda and she is beautifullly colored. Your trims, embossing and punches are so lovely coupled with your flowers and pretty sentiment. Gorgeous card...

Julie said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love those soft colors.

Rosanne said...

its beautiful!

Allison said...

you certainly rocked the white on white
Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

LINDA W. said...

O My Katie where do I start your card is gorgeous.I love monochromatic cards and this is it.
So many challenges good luck.
Linda W
see you tomorrow

Tasha said...

Wow i cant believe this is your first attempt - its stunning! I love all the beautiful details and your awesome colouring
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx

Monique said...

Oh, she is gorgious !!

Hugs Monique

Tracey said...

WOW Katie!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!! xx

Juls said...

wow Katie this is stunning!! I love white on white I think it looks so luxurious!! although I am like you I have ooed and awwed over everyone else's card and I have not tried it out for myself!! well done for challenging yourself!! the results are stunning!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you decided to try one of these cards as the result is absolutely stunning, a really gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Ann said...

Oh my this is pretty!! I love the white. Thanks for playing at Humble Pie

Peggie said...

So beautiful. White on white is such an elegant color combination.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Katie!!!! It's soooo beautiful!!! I love the white on white, and you did a fantastic job with it! Gorgeous flowers, lovely design, and your colors and coloring for Tilda are just perfect! What a way to overcome a challenge! I love it! hugs!

Claudette said...

Incredibly beautiful!

Nancy said...

Wow oh Wow Katie what a beautiful card! You have done a fabulous job with this challenge! I love all the details to your card and of course Tilda is colored perfectly! Love your card awesome job!

Norma said...

Katie, gorgeous card. Looks very elegant. I've only tried this white on white once myself. Wonderful colouring of this adorable Tilda. Love it.


Leonie said...

WOW!!! This is simply stunning!! And I think Miss Tilda just fits in perfect!!

Beryl said...

This is fabulous Katie. I love it.
Beryl xx

Nancy said...

holy mackerole...this is one stunning and beautiful card. I totally love the mono tones of this..Awesom job!!!

Nancy T.

Sandi said...

great job, beautiful card. Sandi

Deb said...

AMAZING! I love it!

Annette Bowes said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Miss Tilda just beautiful, love all the embellishments, take careX:)

Joanne said...

Gorgeous! I have never done white on white before, but you may have inspired me to give it a try! Thanks for joining us at LRW:)
Joanne xo

Sally said...

You certainly were "spot-on" with this challenge. I actually find this one of the easiest challenges to do. All you have to do is add white and a spot of color. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz. Fabulous job and I hope it won't be the last time you do white on white.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! So many wonderful details! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

KymKreates said...

Just stunning!!!! Marvelous!!

Deb said...

wow this is stunning,
many thanks for playing along in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Crafty In Carolina Stamper said...

This is such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SSDS =)

Patti Jo said...

You've certainly met the challenge! Your card is very elegant!!! Fabulous work!!!

Jean said...

Katie, OMG, you did a stupendous job on something you have never done before... I applaud you on a job well done.. This card is a work of art. Congratulations on your studying so much before you did the job. The white on white is gorgeous and the coloring and layout is supurb.. just beautiful.
Hugs, Jean

Lori said...

You rocked this challenge!!! Beautiful from beginning to end! I'm so glad that you stepped out of your comfort zone :D Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Candy said...

Katie - your card is wonderful. You have met the challenge beautifully. I have not tried this myself as yet but sure do love the ones I have seen. All of your additions to the card are terrific and you have coloured Tilda perfectly.
hugs, Candy

Vee said...

Such an elegant card and so much detail. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

made by fifi said...

beautiful card - thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge x

Christine Riley said...

How beautiful! Your card is so elegant, I love it!
Hugs, Christine

Barb Sampson said...

Katie your card is amazing! The details are over the top! LOVE it!!!

Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Barb S.
Design Team member

Unknown said...

Alright, I'm totally blown away by this stunning card! That has got to be one of the sweetest images I've ever seen! Love every single detail in this card! Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers, Frosted Designs, and Humble Pie this week!
Kim xXx

Leah l'Orange said...

thanks for visiting the Humble Pie kitchen, Katie! your card is LOVELY! don't forget to leave us a comment with your email address so we can send you a little thank you surprise! hope to see you again soon!

Jamie Lane Designs said...

This is very pretty! I love the white on white!

Anonymous said...


Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Lovely, beautiful & gorgeous!!!!! Love it!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Jennifer said...

Well you did a wonderful job on the white on white challenge. It's beautiful and I love the image.

Kim said...

WOW!!! Your cards is gorgeous! I love all the white layers and your coloring on Tilda is nicely done. Thanks for joining us for this week's Tuesday Throwdown.

Zoe said...

Well for someone who hadn't done a white on white card (neither have I actually) you have rocked it! It looks absolutely gorgeous. And little Tilda has been coloured so beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Humble Pie.


Viipula said...

Wow, gorgeous! So lovely colours and all!

Erin Morehouse said...

white on white is such a challenge, but your card looks gorgeous!
Erin PS DT

Lisa said...

Another beautiful card Katie, thanks for joining us at HP

scrappin_mom3 said...

Beautiful white on white card-- they ar so challenging for me to do! That was a lot of challenges to cover in one card-- way to go! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!


Crazystamper said...

Just stunning Katie, thanks for sharing this work of art with us! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

Priscilla said...

Wow Kate..this card is so pretty :) I am so glad I stopped for a peek at your creation.

di said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute! I haven't ever done a white on white card before....this is precious! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning white on white card! I love the sweet Tilda and all the wonderful textures and details! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just beautiful all in white! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Magnolia! :)

Aud said...

OMG, your card is stuning and gorgeous!♥♥♥

Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!


Krista said...

Beautiful card! Love the use of texture to add visual interest to a wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.