Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Less Is More - White on White


Here's my entry to this week's Less is More challenge which is for a white on white card. I'm not all that happy with it, firstly because although it was quite quick and easy to do it's not truly a CAS card and secondly because I feel it's crying out for some additional colour. Although I quite often make white on white cards it's very rare for me not to add some inking however the LIM ladies seem to be purists so I thought I'd better not bend the rules. I am happy with my flower which I made with my new toy, the Spellbinders Rose Creations die.

From time to time I get asked what card or paper I use to make my flowers. Generally I use the same card to make the flower as I use for the card itself. All the paper elements of this card are Creative Smooth White card which I buy in large uncut sheets from Craft Creations. It's 240gsm and is a lovely warm white. I use it whenever I'm not using digital scrapbook papers.

Lastly I would like to say I was very gratified to make the LIM showcase with my previous entry to the challenge.

54 comments:

Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful, very elegant. Jane x
http://thecraftbucket.blogspot.com/

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Julie, Totally gorgeous card, love it all:0) Congratulations on being in the LIM showcase, well deserved:0) xxx

Arty'mrs said...

Hi Julie love this card, hugs
Carole (artymrs)x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Stunning Julie......that flower is delish!!

Ali x

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Julie! I love white on white cards and I love your flower too. Thanks for the tip about the card you use, I've been looking for a warm white card for ages, so many of them have that horrible blue tinge. Hope you're well :).

StampingStace said...

I absolutely love the flower - simply beautiful!
Stacex
www.staceyoshea.blogspot.com

Katina said...

This is so beautiful Julie! I love the sentiment too. xx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Julie this is absolutely gorgeous. Your flower is amazing, the petals so life like. You really deserve you place In the LIM SHOWCASE. Love Sheila x

The Crystal Elephant said...

Really beautiful, your rose is fab! xx

Kristel said...

Wowww that is really awesome Julie!!
Hugs Kristel

Jo said...

Wow, this is a stunning card, so beautiful. Jo

Elaine Stark said...

stunning card. Love all the embossing and the plain flower. Elaine

Viv said...

Another beautiful card Julie, well done on the showcase too :O) Viv xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Congrats on being in the LIM showcase. This card is beautiful and that flower oh my it's perfection.

Marie

Gibmiss said...

Hi Julie
Fabulous Card as ever ...love it ....
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

Jenny said...

Stunning card. The flower is so realistic and beautiful. How do you get that texture on the card, is it the shaping process or the card itself?...no can't be you said it was smooth!
Jenny :)

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the flower. :)

Chrissie said...

I'm so glad you could join us again Julie. This is superb and that flower is just magical!
Have you done a tutorial on how you make them?
Completely exquisite!
Thanks so much once more.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

An amazing flower and such a beautiful card. Love the pearl centre

Thanks for the tip about the card, haven't bought off CC for a long time, must go back.

Lynne said...

Stunning Julie! That flower is to die for.
Lynne xxx

Sally H said...

So beautiful! I love it!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

OMGoodness Julie - this is totally awesome! LOVE the gorgeous flower and the embossing.
Congratulations on being "showcased" too - well done!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Suze Bain said...

Absolutely beautiful. What a gorgeous flower. x

Kathyk said...

Fab card and your flower is glorious

Kathyk

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous embossing and that flower! WOW fabulous XOXO Zoe

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Julie this is really gorgeous. A beautiful card and difficult in white.
I have bought de rose also and hope to make a card with the rose soon.
gr. Marja

Julie said...

You know how much I like your beautiful cards,I entered this challenge myself,(mucked up my entry by entering more than the designated number of challenges :(
I just knew that you'd come up with the most perfect card! Enjoy your day,Julie.x

kingstonmama said...

What a beautiful card. I peeked through your blog and your paper flowers are amazing. You've inspired me!

Wanda Cullen said...

Julie, this is truly jaw-dropping! Pure gorgeousness! I'm not surprised they showcased your card...you do magnificent work!

Erica said...

Lovely card. Love the design of it.

Maureen said...

Simply beautiful and that flower!!! - gotta get that die!!!

Karen said...

Stunning work.

I've left an award for you here. Please take a look.

Love Karen x

coops said...

absolutely stunning julie.the rose is beautiful and i love the white on white ;D

xx coops xx

Lynda said...

Wow Absolutely Stunning!

Lynda xxx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lynn said...

Congratulations on the LIM showcase. I adore your card, the rose looks very life-like. I must look for this spelbinders die. Lynn x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Julie, that flower is gorgeous and looks just perfect with the embossing. Have just had a browse through you blog and I am now a follower you have some gorgeous creations.
Avril x

Elly said...

A gorgeous card Julie!!!So delicate.

Sue said...

Stunning as always. Sue.x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I have had house guests and have been a naughty commentator then blogger went down but I enjoyed catching up on your recent makes. Your teddies were so cute but this white on white is STUNNING! Your flower is perfect!
Hugs Lesley

sue said...

another stunning card,beautiful.sue xx

Pia said...

wow so beutiful card and pretty flower
hugs Pia

Sarpreet said...

this style of card - all white on white - is beginning to appeal to me. This is stunning!

Krafty Kows said...

Simply beautiful. Jeanette

jillb said...

Truly beautiful Julie - so elegant and classy. That flower is to die for - a perfectly crafted blossom! xx Jill B

Terrie B x said...

Such an elegantly beautiful card Julie..love that flower TFI:) x

Sandra said...

Gosh this card is simply stunning! Your rose is amazing... I love it.
Hugs
Sandra x

Jennifer said...

Oh this is breathtaking Julie! No one does white on white like you...and the flower...WOW!! xx Jenny xx

Vicky Hayes said...

You are a very stern critic of your own work Julie - I absolutely love this card! The flower looks almost real apart from its jewelled centre and I love all the texture you provided as background.

Lori said...

I don't post very often, but I had to when I saw this card. This is probably one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!!! It is just gorgeous!!!
Lori :-)

Kaz said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Your flower looks amazing.
Kaz x

Sharon said...

Oh Julie, your all white card looks amazing and that flower is gorgeous.

Sharon x

sassy said...

always in awe of your work totally brilliant sassyx

Janet said...

Wow fabulous Julie......I have this new toy also......what do you do to the petals tto get them looking so realistic? x

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