Thursday, 21 November 2013

White Rose Garden

Hi all, hope this post finds you well.

Todays card that I'd like to share with you was made for The Ribbon Girls current colour challenge of 'White'.  Cool, I thought, don't have to think about what colour paper to use etc etc, but OMGoodness, this has to be one of the hardest cards I've ever made...... and I've learnt something - I had absolutely NO IDEA how many different shades of white there are.  I always thought white was just, well white - ooooh no, not where my paper stash is concerned, lol.
So anyway, I decided that layers and depth were needed here to counteract the fact that there ain't a lot of colour, sooo, I've added a bit of white corrugated card from stash, a cheery lynn doily, tim holtz clock, marianne swirl, christmas lace doohickey, shed loads of marianne rolled flowers covered with snowtex and twinklets,  and some 3D stars made using a xcut die.  The pale grey spotty DP is from Craft Creations.  I also added a coupla scrolls made with Kraft and tied together with some twine. The image is LOTV's Rose Garden.  I picked this image as the card is for an upcoming birthday in December, and I steered away from Christmas embellishments as I didn't want it to look like another Christmas card (epic fail me thinks lol), but I did add the snowtex coz it's bound to be frosty on your birthday if you were born in December lol.

Rose Garden has been coloured with DI's.

Well that's it from me today, loads to do and kids to get to school.

Have a great day, and wrap up if you're going out coz it's gonna be a chilly 'un.


  1. Holy moly Jo! This card is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love your coloring and the all white is soooooo pretty and elegant!!! Beautiful work!!
    Hugs, Dena
    P.S. Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog! You're a doll!

  2. This is an awesome card. It's one of the nicest white cards I've ever seen. The detail on it is fabulous. Your image is cute as can be and colored magnificently to keep with the white theme. This is a GREAT card. If you hadn't made it for someone, I'd send you my address. This is one of my favorite cards of all times. Hugs, Gail

  3. Wowww! This is simply GORGEOUS! I love your colouring and how it's against the white background! All of your details are simply STUNNING!

    Big Hugs,

  4. Beautiful card - everything is so pretty - thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl November Colour Challenge, Mary x

  5. LOL.....I'm laughing while reading your post sweetie as it reminds me of when I first did a white took me all day & quite a few grey hairs lol. However sweetie I have to say that this is really really beautiful, it really ia a fantastic card. Love it all!!!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx


Comments are warmly welcomed and very much appreciated, thank you for taking the time - hugs'n'stuff - Jo x