Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello, Friends and Happy Hump Day! The Midweek Magnolias Design Team has a new challenge for you and we are continuing with our Christmas Challenges before we go on break. This week our Christmas theme is “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.” We want to see White-on-White cards or projects or lots of snow but your card/project should be mostly white.

Hop over to Midweek Magnolias for inspiration from the DT’s gorgeous creations and leave some love on their blogs. When you join us for the challenge you’ll have a chance to win a fabulous mystery prize from Magnolia Sweden.

I have to be honest; white-on-white is a challenge for me because I’m drawn to bold colors. But I had a go at this technique and really enjoyed making this card. I also probably took the white-on-white to the extreme as I think literally. I photographed my card with a colored background so that it wouldn't get lost and it makes a better impact.

I used Bazzill smooth cardstock for most of my elements. My card base is a Cameo cutting file called Nested Tag Frames by Alaa K. I cut two sizes and distressed them with SU Marina Mist ink. The large frame was horizontally scored in the middle to allow my card to stand on its own.

The smaller frame has several snowflakes stamped with Marina Mist and serves as the base for “Snowy Tilda" from A Christmas Story Collection. I colored her with Copics and gave her dress a snowflake pattern with my ultra-fine Sharpie Poster Paint Pen. I used the neutral tone Copic colors to shade the penned areas that have shadows. For Tilda’s scarf, mittens, and boots I applied some white Sparkly Fluff for texture and I left her mittens fingerless just to be a little different. Her snowflake is covered with Viva Décor Pearl Pen in Ice White and Stardust Stickles.

The other die cuts I used are by Magnolia, Marianne Designs and Memory Box. The Snowflake dies are new this year from Magnolia’s A Christmas Story Collection. The 3D Poinsettias by “A Little Hut” were cut with my Cameo and embellished with gold pearls. Some of these elements were also distressed with Marina Mist. Finally, I added a few white pearls to my rolled roses and snowflakes, a lace bow with a ribbon slide and some white feathers.

Here’s a close-up of Tilda.

Ink: Marina Mist, Stampin’ Up; Tuxedo Black Memento
Cardstock: Smooth White, Bazzill
Dies: Magnolia, Marianne Designs, Memory Box
Lace: JoAnn’s
Pearls: Recollections
Ribbon Slide: HOTP

I’m entering this project in the following Challenges:

Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Snowflakes
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Winter
Hooked on Craft - Christmas, No Red/Green

I hope my card inspires you to join us this week at Midweek Magnolias. Happy crafting…



Regina said...

It´s so precious Cathy !
Love every and each detail you did!!
You are an inspiration, your coloring is absolutely amazing. ♥♥♥

paperpapier said...

great take on how you make the image 'pop' with the bright blue....awesome!!
Heaney xx

Karen said...

This is so beautiful! : )

Suzi Mac said...

Fantastic card Cathy Lee, I love your white on white, such a hard colour to deal with but you've achieved it with gusto. Your Tilda is so striking.
Suzi x

Pia S said...

It's such a sweet white on white card! Lovely shape, great attention to details, and a beautifully colored Tilda too!

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card,love the image...great

Paula said...

Wowzers!! This is stunning!! I actually thought that you had paper pieced her dress, your coloring is beyond fantastic!!! All I can say is...WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! Cathy, this is just so beautiful! makes me dream of winter days, Just love how you did Tilda's dress, and accessories, wonderful! she just looks as if she is in a magical winter garden. Very wonderful! Hugs.

OK said...


Tina Makuc said...

Fantastic card Cathy Lee!
Love the white on white and you coloured her amazingly..
Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week!!
Hugs, Tina

Monique said...

wow Cath. That's so pretty !

Hugs Monique

Céline said...

Oh my.. this is a fab card! i think it's so hard to made white card. I love it
thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week

Becky said...

Cathy, your white on white card is perfect it really makes your image pop.
Hugs, Becky x

Rene said...

Ooooh Cathy! This is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town with your gorgeous creation! Good luck and I hope to see you back Friday!
Rene :D

Anonymous said...

This is just stunning, I love how the colour pops Tilda out from the snow, just gorgeous my friend, This one definitely has my name inside LOL
Hugs julie P

Christina C. said...

WOW, WOW, WOW......Cathy Lee, I adore your stunning creation.....the white background just makes this beautiful Tilda pop off the page!!!
Absolutely breathtaking!
Such gorgeous elements of this beautiful creation!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Candy said...

Ohhhh Cathy!
My jaw dropped when I saw your card.
It is out of this world beautiful!
I love the shape, first of all.
Then all your wonderful decorations !
Tilda is stunning, just stunning. Love the snowflakes you made and the fingerless mitts.
Where did you get the wonderful skinny trees?
Big hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Amazing job Cathy. You added a cool sweather for Tilda and all the die cuts assembled beautifully plus love the soft touch the feather made :o)

Franz♥ said...

Hi Cathy Lee! Gorgeous card, love the total white design with a so bright image, fab effect!

Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tilda's Town this week :)

Hugs, Franz.

Diana Crick said...

Absolutely spectacular Cathy, a very precious creation indeed. I adore it!
hugs, Diana

Karen said...

So gorgeous! Love your snowflakes. And the design on Tilda's dress her dress is fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


Teresa said...

Superb colouring and a really beautiful card, Cathy, thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town.
Hugs Teresa xx

Jean said...

So special Cathy. You did such a supurb job on your white on white with the deep velvelty blue Tilda's dress and the light blue shadow around. A glorious card indeed. Love your layering and layout. A beautiful card indeed!
Hugs, Jean

Kelly said...

This card rocks! I love the details in the snowy mittens, scarf, and boots. Then snowflake dies and stamped with the tiny edges of blue. Her sweater is adorable and then changing the background for the photos really popped this card. I love it!

Unknown said...

really beautiful. Great job!


Elle said...

Absolutely stunning!

Patricia St Martin said...

OMGoodness just stunning. LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! What else can I say.
Hugs, Patricia

gina g said...

Amazing creation hun i love it.

Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time and Good Luck. luv gina xx

cathylynn said...

WOWZERS ! Totally gorgeous and your coloring is out of this world beautiful. I too thought you paper pieced her dress. Hey her boots and gloves rock! This is one beautiful creation.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Unknown said...

Wow and wow what a spectacular design!!!!!! This card is absolutely breathtaking!!!!! Another treasure!!!!!~!

Norma said...

Fabulous! Love everything about your card, Cathy. White on white is one of my fave colour schemes. The snowflake design on Tilda's clothing looks terrific--she looks very stylish. Love those exquisite snowflake diecuts.

Jackie said...

Totally stunning.. love everything about this. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this week. Jackie (GD)

Chris said...

Oh wow! One would never know you are challenged with white on white! This card is beautiful! I LOVE Tilda's dress! How cute is that? I especially love how you colored Tilda's hair. It's perfect! You did a wonderful job!

Chris Christensen
Magnolia-licious Designer

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