Wednesday 20 January 2016

29 days to go - and a completed challenge

Margaret A - thank you, and well done.  My random number selector picked you.  Margaret challenged me to use white on white on white.  I really love this challenge.  I didn't want to use dies, as I know I would end up with a card similar to a Sue Wilson design, as when I think of a card with predominately one colour, I always think of Sue's work.

Instead, I decided to do a little bit of paper cutting.  This will definitely not be as intricate and skilled as Paperpanda, or the like.  I want to get it done this evening, and my craft knife isn't up to much (what kind of crafter am I).

I decided the first white would be the paper.  I went for approx 180gsm.  Not too heavy, but not flimsy either.  I decided, as it will be sent out to Margaret, I wanted to pop it in a frame, so my second white will be the frame.  The last is another piece of card, which this time I embossed.  I did add a little bit of glitter - which should have been white, but actually has a little touch of blue in.  I hope this isn't cheating - but it does look rather nice.

You'll giggle when you see the sketch I did to plan, look at this for detailed:

Yep, that was my incredible plan!  I then drew some sketchy waves, to give me a little guidance as to where I needed to cut

I layered one on top of the other, so each wave was mat and layered

As usual, I like to build up my image in situ, so I can keep an eye on the composition, and tweak where necessary

I cut my little sailing ship, which I was quite happy with actually

I then embossed my background, and started gluing everything in place.  The frame does have an inner frame, which means I would looks about 5mm around the full image.  I did try and trim the cloud so it would fit perfectly within this inner frame, but didn't like the end result.  Instead, I decided to cut the elements to fit the base, and then squashed them in place with the inner frame.  I did use 3D foam to give my waves extra depth

And finanlly, the glitter.  All the glitter.  I feel I may varnish it tomorrow, I'll see what it looks like in the morning.  If you would like to email me your address please Margaret, so I can get your little sailing boat in the post for you.  My email address is:

Thank you, again, everyone for joining in.  I really love reading your idea's, and even if I don't manage to use them for the challenge, it does give me inspiration for future projects.


hollyberry said...

You say that your paper cutting is not too hot but these are lovely,especially the intricate parts of the boat. Whenever I come to a bit like the fine rigging on your boat I always seem to get some kind of mad twitch and ruin it.
The white on white on white was a great idea and you have come up with something completely different. I can't see what you have glittered from your picture but that could and probably is just me. said...

Hi Leonie.
You are one very clever and talented lady, I would not have thought of that idea in a million years.
I have no imagination at all, but I am very good at taking idea's from other people.
Thank you take care and have fun Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Fabulous Leoni I just love how you have created this just from white paper. It really does look greatx

lilian said...

Fabulous boat, wish I could cut like that, hands aren't up to it any moor.
Love the whole picture.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

julie_woolston said...

Oh wow Leonie this is fabulous I would not thought of doing this but it's turned out to perfection, congratulations Magaret you are a very lucky ladies to receive such a stunning creation.
Hugs Julie xxx

Jane Royston said...

A fabulous project! x

lmnorthamptonsire said...

I've only just come across your blog, so glad I found you. I love the white on white, your a very talented lady,

Paper Art Memories said...

Love the white on white on white xxx

Paper Art Memories said...

Love the white on white on white xxx

Anonymous said...

A wonderful picture Leonie congratulations best wishes Jackie x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is fabulous Leonie, love white on white.
Linda xxxx

Messycrafter said...

White on white always looks classy. Just shows what imagination and a steady hand can achieve with just white card. Love it!

Margaret A said...

Thanks for choosing my idea. I thought it would be a challenge for you as you are so colourful but of course it was nae bother to you. Amazing creation. X

Myra said...

Hello Leonie,
Sorry I've been away so missed a few days! I love this - what a great picture.
How you come up with these ideas I don't know!
Many thanks anyway! Xxx

Kevonacrafts said...

Great challenge again.well done Margaret.
My challenge piece arrived yesterday and it is beautiful. The photos didn't give it the justice.

Take care soon be able to let us know where you will be next.

Tracy W said...

Fabulous design! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jaccards said...

Fab picture xx

cardmakerkb said...

Love the white on white. I also love using colour, but maybe I'll have a go at this. x

karenlotty said...

I love it and totally what I wouldn't have expected. I don't think I would be able to cut anything out smoothly enough e.g the curves of the waves etc. Only 4 weeks to go! I have my suspicions lol!

jac777 said...

I just love this Leonie :) Gorgeous...fabulous...wonderful white on white on white!!!
Congrats to the winner! (Admit I'm very envious, lol!)

Chris Patterson said...

Aw that's just brilliant Leonie ! xx

Tracy May said...

oh wow this is such a lovely project! My little boys would love it!