Friday, August 17, 2012

Photographing white-on-white...'s not for the faint of heart. Or the impatient. My first card is for a challenge new to me, Catered Crop, and this edition (ending tomorrow) is White Pages. I decided to really challenge myself and create a completely white card. In fact, I made two - completely brain-farted over the fact that one of them is for an upcoming DT assignment that I can't show you yet (oops!) and so I went back to the drawing board & came up with this:
Supplies: Frost White pigment ink - Colorbox;
white detail EP - Stampendous;
stamps from Inkadinkado, Kaisercraft, Glitz;
standard small & lacy circle Nesties;
mat crocheted by me

Honest to Pete, you can read it/see it if you click it & view full size.
If it's any consolation (no, it's not) I took even worse photos of my DT project. Honestly, this is legible in person. 

My second card is for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner - denim plus 3 ribbons/twine & 3 buttons/brads. I wasn't going to play along, because I didn't have any ideas, and then while I was looking for something else I found some denim-patterned paper, and an idea was born!
Supplies: Faded Jeans distress ink;
papers & clips from Simple Stories "Summer Fresh;"
buttons from Basic Grey;
sentiment & twines from Paper Smooches
So, I've got the denim-patterned paper panel, the denim pocket on the little tag, Faded Jeans distress ink (how could I resist?); and then black, red, and kraft twine; and three teensy buttons to finish off. I really like how it turned out - these kind of cards that happen by accident are my favourite. You'll have to hurry if you want to play along at OCC in this recipe challenge - the linky is open til midnight.

And now to go cook supper - mmm, pasta....garlic...onions.....and lots of big smooches all around afterwards, I'm sure ;)


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Jessi
Did you say tidying your craft space???? Oh no looking around; we all do that do we not? Look, and wonder what the hell we are going to do, then like magic you see something and an idea is born, so it was when you saw the Denim, you immediately thought of Our Creative Corner, well thank you, because you have designed a lovely piece of work here, it has a busy feel and a tactile quality which constitutes for an interesting card.
Thank you for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner we are so pleased to see your work.
And I like your White on White too.

Annette Allen said...

wow pretty the embossing on the white card and cool paper on the other...great designs..

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I'm so glad you tripped across the paper that inspired you to play along with Our Creative Corner this time... I was nervous that people just didn't like my challenge! When you're inspiration hits it really drives it home... great job :-)

Debbie said...

I love the white on white sympathy card!! It is just gorgeous!
The birthday one is too cute, too!! I love the denim DP!!

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you found your denim paper so you could play along. And I just love what you have done with your card. Those colours work so well coordinated with the denim - GREAT card. Looking forward to seeing more creations from you.

lostinpaper said...

White is as hard to photograph as black.... Love the elegance of W on W! Super funky denim pocket too!

CarlaKH said...

ohhh these are cool! I have never tried the white on white but now am thinking I classy. Love the colors on the second too!

fairyrocks said...

You are a card master Jessi, I know the photos don't do your work justice. White on white is one of my favorite looks. Lovely work

Lisa Arana said...

you did fabulously on the white/white challenge. so hard to photograph, but you can still see it is a beauty. :)

the ss denim card is rockin awesome. LOVE those colors and how you used the papers.

Emily Leiphart said...

These are beautiful, Jessi! I love the all-white with your handmade doily and the second card has incredible papers. I love how you layered them!

Cheryl said...

Love all that embossing on the white card, and the denim card is so pretty. I love that little treatment in the lower right corner with the twine, tape (or is it dp), and the flower design--a super fun card.

~amy~ said...

white goodness....wowza! awesome!

lovin' your 2nd card...sooooo sweet!


Unknown said...

Jessi this is perfect! I LOVE the layout, the paper combinations and the twine. Oh my Lord the twine!!! My birthday is Dec 28th. Just sayin' ;)

Melissa Craig said...

The cards are so beautiful! Your crocheted mats are fantastic.

Jen W. said...

Despite the photography issues you are rocking the white on white cards! Love the polka dots in the background. :)

And the denim card is gorgeous! The red paper behind it is awesome and the little buttons and twine are adorable. Makes me want to go to a hoedown!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Beautiful cards, Jessi! LOve the cheerful mix of colors and embellies on your denim card. So glad you joined us at Our Creative Corner! :)