Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Whiter Shade of Pale...

Sunday Greetings to One and All,
 I didn't expect to be be here today but when an image comes to mind I find it just too hard to resist. The challenge over at Less is More is White on White and I could hear the lace calling my name. Maybe the delicate textures of Kate Middleton's wonderful wedding gown are still working their magic...
My love of little gatherings of snippets, detail and texture was confessed many moons ago so... I have used lace, various ribbons and also created a stitched crinoline frill. Then I added a single button for more of a focal point. I didn't want a sentiment as I wanted to leave the card with an open feel - rather than define it's purpose. I think I could use this for many different occasions such as a wedding, birth, christening, sympathy or just a greeting card. Personally, I think I might like to give it to a bridesmaid or Maid of Honour.



I have used a linen textured card stock...I think it fits well with the different pieces. As ever, just had to sew that button on by hand. If it was one of 200 wedding invites, I might think again.



I did spend some time choosing the right pieces - there must be a twenty shades of white ribbon in my collection! Too white, too creamy, too ivory, too blue...it can make the world of difference. Spent ages hanging out of the window asking myself is that white white, or is that white white? I'm sure you know what I mean.

Anyway, that was my Sunday saga. Do take a look at the blog, there are some fabulous creations on show.

Farewell fellow LIMettes and a fully-flourished curtsey to our own CAS royalty, Chrissie and Mandi, for all their hard work. Merci!

Sarah.

P.S. If you're looking for some really great embellishments and unique findings for your cards - visit my friend Linda, The Funkie Junkie. She has a brilliant blog and a great Etsy Shop. Check out my side-bar to win some of her gorgeous Candy!

32 comments:

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a great and wonderful card. This one speaks for his own. I think it's a difficult project using no colour at all. You did a great job.
Love Franka

kissinia said...

Absolutely fabulous piece. I love everything about is - the way it is positioned, the use of different textures an overall result. Keep up good work and many thanks for sharing!

Mandi said...

You careful consideration of the right shade has paid off Sarah, stunning as ever
As you say makes such a difference
thank you for all your effort...Just for us!
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Chrissie said...

This is decidedly LIM Sarah and SO beautiful! I know what you mean about whites... these are perfect!
Maybe THE dress did inspire you.
Stunning!
Thanks so much!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Gorgeous modern card ....love it ...
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

Debgem said...

This is simply fabulous - completely LIM and totally beautiful - love it!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card simple and stunning I bet you have a huge stash of lace.

Marie

Ang C said...

Simple in design but absolutely stunning!

Candy C said...

Beautiful white on white card, Sarah. You are right...in this case, less is definitely more! <3 Candy

Hazel said...

Beautiful, can say no more. Hazel x

Zoechaos said...

Just perfect XOXO Zoe

sue said...

so completely beautiful so elegant and sooo clean!! x sue x

Rita said...

Very simple ,but very stunning too. Hugs Rita xx

Little Snippets said...

Beautiful card Sarah, I love the stitched button on the lace. Sarah x

Hello From Texas said...

WOW Sarah; your card is fabulous. Very elegant and I agree, can be used for so many things. Clearly hanging out of the window paid off; the fabrics/laces are perfectly matched. So very beautiful.
TFS
Carole

Jenny said...

This is quite simply beautiful, I love how the pieces all come together in one corner and the button just finishes it off perfectly:)
Jenny x

Brenda said...

I just adore your different take on this challenge! Brilliant creation!

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a stunning card.

IsaNorris said...

lovely, gorgeous, elegant... love it
isa

fatmonica said...

That's just fabulous!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the collection of lace and ribbon that you've put together and they look gorgeous on the linen-textured card base.

Susan said...

Sarah, this is gorgeous! Love the laces!!

Jess said...

omg I love this!

Aileen said...

Love all your textures in one place. x

Pauline said...

What a fab layering of ribbons and lace, just beautiful and different.

Christine L said...

How unusual and how STUNNING! So original and absolutely lovely!
Hugs
Christine x

Kathyk said...

Delicate, CAS and beeooooootiful!

Kathyk

Suze Bain said...

Absoutely beautiful. So original. x

Lesley said...

This is very lovely. I am struggling with this white on white theme!

Faith A said...

Wow such an unusual card and so lovely, love the texture of the material

Irene said...

A fabulous and stunning card, Love, love it.
Thank you so muich for your comment on my blog.
irene
xxxx

Julie said...

lovely card