Tuesday, 15 March 2011

WOW - Michele's challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Good morning!  Thank you to everyone who was able to join in with my challenge last week - there were some absolutely stunning cards and I agonised over my top three for ages, I wish it could have been a top 5, or 10 at least!!

This week's challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink aka Totally Ladybug Tuesday has been set by Michele and she would like to see

White On White

Now I love all white cards, they are just so visually effective, but I usually have a bit of colour in there somewhere, even if only on a gem or suchlike, but I after my boo-boo the other week (I lost the ability to count, which was a shame cos I was making a recipe challenge card at the time!!) I was determined to follow the rules to the absolute letter :-).

My only problem was taking the photos!!  Silly old me used pearlescant Bazzill CS, forgetting that I have to take my pictures after the sun has gone down, so have to use a flash and have you any idea how difficult I found it to take a decent picure of all this gleaming CS!!  I persevered but the pictures do this card no justice to what it looks like IRL :-(

Right, enough with the waffle, onto the card :-)

This is the front

And a close up of the lovely Bride Nikki, who has been cut out, coloured with Copics, Glamour Dusted and mounted on a Marianne Creatables Die Cut. 

This is the card opened out

And the middle section

Close up of the lovely lacey butterfly I won the other week from Little Snippets to which I added some more gems

And the back section

I wanted the back section of the card to be laced up, like a bridal gown - I think I nearly got the lacing right!!  The ribbon has been threaded through holes punched with a border punch and the small holes in between have been filled with another gem.  There are two further layers of punched CS to resemble lace around the lacing :-)  I even remembered to cut the cs on the 'bias'!!

And a close up

Supplies - White Bazzill Bling CS; Bride Nikki - Ladybug Crafts Ink; Copics; Glossy Accents; Glamour Dust; Marianne Creatables Die; MS Hearts Border Punch; EK Success and Tesco Flower Punches; American Crafts Lace Ribbon, Gems; Labels 4 Nestabilites; Computer Generated Sentiment; Lace Butterfly; White Ribbon, MS Holey Border punch (sorry, can't remember what it is actually called!)

I'd love to enter these challenges please
Sweet Stop Sketch 99 - I used the sketch for the front of the card but made it square and rotated it 90 degrees
Delightful Challenges - Butterflies (I hope the butterfly on the second page counts)

Before I go I just wanted to say that I have been shocked and saddened by the heartbreaking images in the media of the current crisis in Japan, so to anyone affected by the earthquake and Tsunami that my thoughts and prayers are with you xx

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

WOW WOW WOW an absolute stunner Sue
Lisa x

Mary J said...

OMG, this card is magnifilicious!!!! The attention to detail is amazing and the ribbon is STUNNING!! Good job, Sue!

Pami said...

Just GORGEOUS Sue!! The white makes it look so elegant and, well just gorgeous!! Pami x

Kerry said...

{GASP!} Oh My Word Sue...this is it' it's, magnifilicous, no it's's all of the above!!! xx

Whimsey said... moment please; must reel my jaw back up.....

WOW-deep breath - this is utterly BEYOND breathtaking; LOVE how it laces up like a bridal gown; love all the little details; again, WAY.BEYOND.GORGEOUS.

You hit this one out of the ballpark!!

theCook said...

That's such a beautiful wedding card! I absolutely love the way you laced the ribbon on the back! And that butterfly is gorgeous too (not to mention the image which is very elegant...)

pinky said...

Wow Sue that is absolutely stunning inside and out!!! I used some of that card too and it is a bugger to photograph!!


Hi Sue
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such a beautiful creation Sue!
kim x

Amanda R said...

Oh my gosh Sue! This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! That lacing is just drop dead gorgeous! Wonderful card!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue! I love the elegance of all white. Your attention to detail is amazing. Thanks for joining the butterfly challenge at Delightful Challenges. Please join us again next week!

Anita said...

OMGosh Sue, let me pick my jaw up off the floor hun! This is so gorgeous I don't even know where to begin. The heart border and the gems are so pretty. I love the sparkle on the dress. The butterfly looks so pretty and the woven ribbon ... I'm speechless. Very lovely!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

GASP!!! Truly breath-taking!! Love!! Elegant!! Amazing!!

Jeannie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Lindsay Lee said...

Absolutely love the lacing on this card. I have a wedding coming up to go to and I definitely will try this. OH WOW - can't get over how gorgeous this card is... AMAZING job!!