Sunday, November 25, 2012

it's a holiday white-out!

but luckily not the obnoxiously yucky kind, involving lots of snow and ice; or even the boring-but-helpful office-supply kind that corrects typos in the old school way; no, this particular "white-out" refers to the color scheme of my card, see?!

(patterned paper, upcycled bits of gorgeous packaging, florals, leaves, sheer white ribbon and window embellisment: prima; clear acrylic snowflake stickers: recollections; sparkly stars: queen and co; snowflake embossing folder, reindeer die and distress ink: tim holtz; silver rub-on: making memories; other: doilies; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine)

i was inspired by this week's city crafter challenge "i'll be home for christmas" which is an utterly drool-worthy photo inspiration:


i've used the many different shades and tones of white that are going on in the photo, as well as incorporating loads of lovely texture as featured in the chair, the giftwrap, etc; plus i've got the flowers and even a little bit of ribbon!

my other goal was to attempt at least one more card inspired by prima's luscious "12 days of christmas card inspiration" and this time i've gone with stacey young's beautiful example from day 6, from which i've taken the basic layout of her design, the circular frame, clusters of roses, and of course the sweet reindeer image as focal point!


meanwhile, the holly jolly christmas challenge is celebrating the three R's: i've got roses, a reindeer, and some ribbon-- woohoo-- so i'm linking up with those lovely ladies! finally, crafty hazelnut's christmas challenge #100 is "for someone special"; i've mentioned before that my favorite aunt's favorite color is *WHITE* and thus twice a year, for christmas and her birthday, i have a stab at making a card that's as close to all-white as possible... this time, i think i've come preeeeeeeetty close, and this one is very "her" in terms of style, as well, so i'm fairly pleased all round!

hope you are having a pleasingly productive weekend, darlings, or even a luxuriously lazy one, for that matter; just so it's had at least a little bit of FUN in it! ♥♥♥

15 comments:

Linda B said...

This is so absolutely gorgeous!!!! LOVE the paleness (is that a word?)... anyway the soft color scheme! Sooooo very pretty!

SmilynStef said...

Stunning as always ... and so perfect for your aunt.

Olivia Lane said...

pretty! i especially love the sweet deer silhouette!

~amy~ said...

**stunning**

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

great design and LOVE LOVE the soft tone!!! so pretty!

Bananastamper said...

Beautiful - love all the layers and different shades of white! That little window is adorable!
Happy Sunday!

Linda R said...

What a beautiful card. I just love all the wonderful layering. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful card Laurne. Love the soft vintage feel. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my ... This is stunning Lauren ... I love every single bit of this and I'm positive that your Aunt will be blown away by it too ... Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty card. Great layering and image. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

sandi said...

Wow! This is jaw dropping! Just absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charlene said...

WOW, gorgeus Lauren!!! Love the softness and the deer is so cute!!Thanks for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

Hazel said...

Stunning card - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 100 - hope to see you again soon x

Leslie Hanna said...

You never cease to amaze me in how much stuff you can put on a card and it looks PERFECT! I bow down to you ...

Tyggereye said...

This gorgeous. I love the shabby chicness of the all white card. So pretty.