PEP tangles - my Zentangle Inspired Art blog

Saturday, 17 November 2012

White on White Winter Wonderland Alphatag

I decided to make my "W" Baroque Guild Alphatag a white on white seasonal one using an old snowflake mandala stamp from the time when Glenda's company was known as Elusive Images. In the back of my mind I thought I also had a Chocolate Baroque themeplate including the words "winter wonderland." I was particularly pleased when I found it (a retired set aptly named "Winter Wonderland") for it also has a variety of snowflakes which proved perfect for my background wet embossing.

front of tag
close-up of upper section showing wet embossed words
on parchment paper & snowflake background
close-up of lower section showing glittered
snowflake layers & wet embossed background
angled view showing dimensional layering of snowflake
mandala & shine of wet embossed background
back of tag
close-up showing paper pierced scallops & inked edges of
theme panel plus wet embossed background stamping

Stamps Elusive Images UDLCW0028 Jolly Holly Snowflake (snowflake mandala); Chocolate Baroque UA6SP0267 Winter Wonderland (words & background on front) & UDLSP0121 Holly Ivy Mix (snowflakes on back).
Inks Emboss Tinted Stamp Pad with Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder (snowflake mandala, wording, front & back background stamping); Brilliance Moonlight White (inking various cardstock edges).
Pens/Markers etc... VersaMarker Watermark Pen, White Pentel K118 Hybrid Gel Grip Pen, Signo uni-ball silver gel pen.
Cardstock Several textures of white from stash.
Paper Parchment paper from stash.
Die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates.
Punch Woodware (scalloped squares).
The  gems shimmer dots are Papermania whilst the large white brad ribbon are from stash. The iridescent loose glitter is also from stash.


Jean Straw said...

This is a lovely tag Paula. I love the fabulous white on white embossed background, and the layered snowflake is beautiful.Jean x

jackiescrafts said...

This is a beautiful Paula I love the white on white and the snowflake is really lovely

Jackie x

Elaine said...

This is such a delicate tag Paual, I love white on white and this is perfectly executed. The cutting out of your snowflake is very impressive! I must admit my heart sank when I saw the title of your post as I had chosen the Winter Wonderland theme too, but have not yet started my tag! Still my idea is quite different to yours so I shall plough on! Elaine x

Elaine said...

Positively Perfect Paula!
I adore white on white cards and tags, and it certainly is correct when people call them 'wow' as they really do have the WOW factor!
The cut snowflake and layering is fabulous, with the wet embossed background tying it together perfectly.
Totally beautiful Paula, a very striking piece of creativity.

Big hugs
Elaine xx

Deborah Frings said...

Paula - this is absolutely lovely. The embossed snowflakes and touch so sparkle is fab! Wonderful indeed!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous tag Paula!
Love the idea of a complete "white-out" ;-)
every detail is enhanced that way!


brenda said...

This looks so delicate Paula, the white embossing is so soft yet still offers texture to set off the beautiful large snowflake.

I have to confess that white on white always terrifies me but you prove how beautiful it can look.

B x

Aquarius said...

More interesting alliteration and a beautiful effect with the white on white. The cutting out of the snowflake must have taken ages and is so precise as always. Gorgeous tag.

Sandra said...

Beautiful tag. I love white on white. Your photography skills are fabulous too as these are very difficult to capture!

veronica said...

just gorgeous Paula - i love white on white, and you have done it perfectly

Sally H said...

That's stunning, Paula! I love the white embossing and the snowflake is exquisite!

Ivory Moon said...

Beautiful work pep xxx
Tina xxx

Gill said...

Beautiful Tag Paula.

Rica said...

Hi Paula - I'm back - at least I think I am - computer back to behaving well - so far!!!
Your tag is beautiful, I love the white on white, fantastic embossing and such a stunning snowflake!!!

Heather xx

saturated canary said...

white on white is so beautiful!! i would do every room in my house this way, except it would probably look kinda asylum-ish:). white is just one of my favorite colors, all shades! i love how delicate your tag looks; very subtle...and so pretty!

hope you have a lovely winter:)...stay warm and get cozy:)!!

big hugs!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Keeping in theme with "W"....WOW! The elegance of the white on white is magnified with the dry embossing, wet embossing and die cut layers. Superb Paula!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful tag.

craftimamma said...

Absolutely stunning Paula! Beautiful embossing and the white on white looks so elegant. I've never seen that gorgeous snowflake mandala before but this couldn't be more perfect.

Lesley Xx

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous Palua, I love whit on white

Sarah said...

Ooo Paula, I love this! My W is also for Winter Wonderland but nowhere near as beautiful as yours - you are a very talented lady! Sarah x

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous wet embossing - Im going to have to remember that for my next WoW creation, as I get pretty stuck with dry embossing panels as they are never big enough :)

Stunning tag, its beautiful! :)