Thursday, December 17, 2009

Show Me Some White Space


Well the very sweet Stacy has challenged us Flourishes girls to something she's so good at, but is way out of my comfort zone....

WHITE SPACE!!!!!!

But being the adventurous girls we are, we took on her challenge and created.  For my card, I challenged myself even further, a one-layer card.  Now that doesn't happen very often!



There's really more to this card than this photo does justice.  The flower is framed by an embossed Nestie 6 Shape, and then I colored this pretty poinsettia from Poinsettia and Boxwood with the Sweet Pea Copic Collection.  Then I went over top of the petals with Spica glitter pens creating "veining" in the flower.  It's very sparkly in real life.

I just love this silk ribbon, and it's really a closer match than this photo show too.   I was hoping this photo below would show more of the glitter....it doesn't look like it is!  Just imagine really pretty sparkle :)

 

I colored the rhinestones with the R12 to give it a perfect match to the petals. 

Well these lovely ladies have some white space to show you so go visit their creative spaces:  Cindy LawrenceJulie Koerber, Latisha Yoast, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan...and see Stacy's Tutorial on how to use those white spaces to your creative advantage at the Flourishes Blog

Recipe:  Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood, Holiday Greetings;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blush Blossom;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Nestabilities Labels 6, Embossing Mat, Silk Ribbon, Gold Finishing Touches Ribbon  Slide, Rhinestones, Spica Glitter pens, Sponge, Bow Easy

18 comments:

Willy's creations said...

Beautiful!!

Hugs,Willy

Jerri Kay said...

It's absolutely stunning Christine! Love your beautiful poinsettia, as well as the gorgeous bow. The rhinestones are a perfect match!

NancyK said...

Gorgeous! And I can see a touch of the sparkle in the second photo - I bet it is stunning irl!

Julie Koerber said...

That poinsettia is drop dead gorgeous! I love how you added some flair with the ribbon, rhinestones and slide! So classy looking!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh I love one layer cards... That is one I didn't show for white space, you did FABULOUS with it though!!! I like how you added the flower texture too! Very cool, beautiful touches with the ribbon and jewels Christine!

Renée said...

oh wow, Christine, this is stunning! Love the images and all the detail you've added to a one layer card. Just gorgeous!

Ruthie said...

so soft and pretty! love it!

Latisha said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!
your comment made me lol about coming up there for a real winter hee hee

Danni said...

What a pretty card!

Crystal said...

Christine this is sooo pretty, love the white, flower, ribbon and your embossing...absolutely gorgeous!

Scossie Jane said...

Just discovered your blog Christine, your cards are beautiful - will be returning xx

Leslie Miller said...

Thinking sparkly thoughts... I know how much more beautiful this must be in real life, Christine, although it's mighty darn pretty in the photo, too. Gorgeous, really! I love the soft color you chose, and the ribbon coordinates beautifully. You did a wonderful job with your white space!

Davi said...

Wow Christine this is soooo beautiful.You did a spectacular job with the "white", the soft colors and wonderfully colored poinsettia and that fabulous ribbon!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is beautiful and I LOOOOOVE the look of the bling in that ribbon slide! Gorgeous bow, too!

The Rubber Maid said...

Gorgeous Christine! Hope you have a wonderful Chrismas. Pat

Tanja said...

Your work is so amazing! TFS

Traci M said...

What a great idea to emboss the image...just a beautiful card and I can see the glitter! Lovely with this silk ribbon also!

mochamama said...

Love everything anout this card!
Have a very merry Christmas !