Monday, June 11, 2007

AAAAAAA..........white...........!

In this recent critical analysis of my own style I've also realized that I have a general fear of white. I very rarely have any large white field on a card. Give me color, color, color. Not sure what it is about white space that makes me uncomfortable...makes me want to fill it with something. So in my quest to come out of my box a little more...........*flinch*...........a white card.

All stamps are by smARTworks - the 2 grass stamps come in a set together. The Emerson quote (I do love Emerson quotes) comes in another set with a small brush-style dragonfly. I used Versamagic chalk inks - I think they were sage and sand - on the grass, and stamped them several times each. It was fun - a benefit of using unmounted stamps - to bend the one stamp once on the block (the one stalk that's curving down). I used a brown blow-pen for some light spotting over the grassy section. The quote is stamped in "Jumbo Java"...which sounds like something I could use right now!

I flipped my main panel over and scored 1/8" from each edge - for some reason in my mind that counts as a layer visually. The ribbon...is a little more yellow than the gold I wanted, but everything else that matched was too wide, so this had to do. It works, I guess.

I love that white cardstock actually - it's locally made, and it almost has like an aida cloth texture to it. Very pretty. Very white, too, actually.

8 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! You should get over your fear and use white more often! :-)

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  3. Wonderful card! Love the white - & the colors you used for the grasses. This has such a soft, lovely feel to it.

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  4. The cards you have been creating continue to be beautiful...whether you are inside or out of your box! This is perfect!!

    Chris

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  5. This is lovely. You did an excellent job.

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  6. I have a secret fear of lots of white space too, but this card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. I like it! It's very subdued and calm. Simplicity sometimes makes the best cards. :-)

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  8. Wow! This came out gorgeous! Love those stamps you used! I have a fear of white a lot of the time too! It's rare for me to use it as a base!:)
    ~Angie

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