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Monday, 27 September 2010

Sugar Nellie Forum Wk 23 & Sugar Bowl 44 - White on White Sketchy Birthday

front of card photographed without flash showing
textured cardstock & Paisley embossing

front of card photographed with flash attempting to show
 sparkle of Moondust cardstock swirls plus 
heat embossed & glittered image 

close-up of image photographed without flash

close-up of image photographed with flash
the difference in the two golden Stickles is just visible
(Golden Rod - circular rim, Gold Ice - bubbles inside rim)

inside of card showing textured white cardstock &
Paisley embossed panel

The theme of "White On White" for this week's Sugar Nellie Forum challenge combined with the Sugar Bowl Challenge 44 sketch by Lilian was the basis for this card. As is my wont I have not included a sentiment, but I consider this to be a female birthday card. Though I was terribly uncertain of them at first the Leanne Ellis images are now amongst my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps. This one fascinates me with so many magical whimsical aspects of Alice in Wonderland juxtaposed within the one image. Initially the image looks like a girl looking out of a porthole window but look more carefully & you can see Alice herself, the caterpillar in the ruffles of her collar/neck, the Mad Hatter's top hat & drops of liquid symbolising "DRINK ME". 
Stamp Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis Life is a Journey.
Inks etc... VersaMark watermak stamp pad & Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Encore Ulitmate Metallic (Gold) for inking most cardstock edges.
Colouring Stickles Glitter Glue (Golden Rod, Ice Stickles Gold Ice), Liquid Pearls (Gold).
Cardstock Moondust antique gold, Moondust golden white, textured white & matt white from "stash".
Punches, Dies etc... EK Success (corner rounder & Swirl Flourish), Woodware (scalloped oval), Spellbinders Nestabilities (Large Deckled Rectangles), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Perfect Paislely).
The metal studs are from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Forum Wk 23 - White on White 
The Sugar Bowl  44 - Lilian's sketch + Theme: Birthday
Allsorts Wk 71 - Plain & Simple
Colour Create  54 - All White
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C56 - Bling (glitter, gold embossing & gold metal studs)
Lollipop Crafts  9 - Glitter, Sparkle, Gems (sparkle of the glitter, gold embossing & gold metal studs)
Totally Papercrafts 35 - A Kind of Magic (see above)


Elaine said...

Hello Paula,
Apologies for my total lack of blogging! (I'll email you before I go to bed)
Simply stunning card Paula. White on white cards are so eye catching. I love the use of gold, just a hint, and the embossing is a lovely addition. The metal studs are the perfect touch, making this quite a minimalistic card but very, very beautiful. Love it!
Take care
Love Elaine xx

Lorraine said...

Hi Paula I just love this card you have made the embossed image looks absolutely gorgeous and you know i love those swirls and all the detail is stunning xx

PaulaM said...

Oh, yes Paula - this is a fun one! I still have mine to do - so in the morning when you wake, perhaps you will see mine posted - of course, have to do one first! :)

Mandy said...

Just popping onto say thanks for becoming a follower of our new challenge,Sparkle Dreams Challenge look forward to seeing you on the 1st October for our first challenge...
The Sparkle DT

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Paula. I tried using an image and leaving it all white but it just looked washed out. Your addition of the gold stickles and gold embossing really makes the image pop out, well done. Debs xx

Danielle Daws said...

So beautiful! The gold embossing really makes it POP!

xxxtglxxx said...

I love this Paula - what a fab image, and to keep it just embossed in Gold makes it so classy and elegant. Love the gold beads and embossing, the whole thing looks fab! :)



Leanne Ellis said...

Hello Paula! Just wanted to say that your card design is gorgeous, and I love how you see so many different things in the image!! :) x

Annie said...

Hi Paula! what fabulous embossing, both the gold and the white textures! a stunning creation.
hugs, annie x

Lilian said...

STUNNING STUNNING work Paula! sigh. Love the gold embossing on white. Very classy. think the LE line is so artistic - many stories in one image. :) Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

The embossing looks amazing i'm definitly going to try this with some of my new stamps, thanks for the inspiration...

Great card!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Linda said...

Paula, What can I say but Stunning Stunnung! Stunning!!! Oh & did I say STUNNING!!!!

GinaA said...

Hi Paula,
You have some beautiful work on your blog, very chic, Love the white on white.
(MCC class)

Sharon said...

Hi Paula, your white and gold combination is beautiful! Love the way you've incorporated both dry and heat embossing too :)

Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.

Sharon x

Rica said...

Hi Paula, sorry I haven't been around much lately - combination of Mr. Blogger misbehaving and some super bug going around these parts.
Love your card, white on white is a favourite of mine and the Leanne Ellis image is just wonderful. What a brilliant idea to photograph with and without flash to show the sparkling effects - shall have store that in my memory - never to come to the fore again probably LOL.
hugs Heather xx

Donalda said...

Hon, you are just moving right along with all the challenges here. I so wish I had some extra time to play in more of them but right now work has taken over lol But I so have enjoyed visiting your blog today dear. Such gorgeous works of art.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Thank you so much for your kind words you regularly leav eon my blog. They are much appreciated. i wish I ahd more hours in the day to pop over more often. You are a real encouragement to me!!

I adore your striking and elegant! The gold embossing looks fabulous as does the texture you ahve added with the embossing!

Great job!

HUgs Judy xx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW! Paula this is fabulous. I really like the white on white with your hint of gold. Your embossing is just perfection!! And your right, you can see all those Alice in Wonderland characters in this one image. You're so clever. :)