Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dreaming of a white wedding...

Oops!  I meant Christmas!  But for now I would really like the snow to melt.

So my wonderful hubby walks into my craft room just as I am finishing up this card.  I made the mistake of asking for his thoughts to which he informs me that it doesn't look like a Christmas card at all, but rather a wedding card.  According to hubby, Christmas cards can't be white.  Well, this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' they actually can't be red or green.  Yup, this month's theme is 'no red or green,' so feel free to use as much white as you like :)  I hope you will join in!  It is so nice to have a head start on those Christmas cards.

I got this sweet Tilda when it was released last year and was so excited to use her that I inked her up right away.  Then time ran away, so she has been sitting on my desk waiting to be coloured and loved ever since.  I've coloured her with DI (stormy sky, chipped sapphire, tattered rose, antique linen, frayed burlap, gathered twigs, black soot) and watercolour pencil for skin tone.  I added plenty of ribbon and lace (TH trims, American crafts dark blue ribbon and the really delicate lace was from a fabric store), pearls and poinsettias (spellbinders die) covered with a dusting of glitter.  The background paper was embossed with a sizzix folder (I don't know the name) and framed with frosted lace stickles.  The scalloped circle is from the Cricut elegant edges cartridge.

I think this shot shows some of the glitter and detail a little better - all the white is a bit difficult to photograph.

The talented team has created some gorgeous cards to inspire you, so please do pop by Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to have a peak.  We have a fab sponsor this month - Flat Friends is offering a lucky winner their choice of 4 digis.  I hope you will join in.

I would like to enter this card in the following fun challenges:

ABC Christmas - Eye Down for a game of bingo - I went for a full house
Christmas Cards all Year Round - Sparkle and bling
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge Extra - anything goes
Lovely hÄnglar or Sweet Magnolia - Ribbon or trim
No Matter Which Challenges - anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - to die for
Totally PaperCrafts - use dies and/or punches
Winter Wonderland - photo inspiration - I was inspired by the dominant colours blue and white

Thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate each one and love having the chance to visit your blog too.




Chrissy said...

What a beautiful Tilda Dawn, fabulous colouring and loving the pretty.


marion said...

Wowww, this is fabulous, love it, hugs, Marion

Sue said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Dawn. I love the sweet image and the white detailing is gorgeous.
Sue xx

Unknown said...

It's a very elegant Christmas card! Love the pearls, it really frames your stamp beautifully!

An Occasional Genius said...

I'm sure your hubby is very lovely Dawn, but I have to disagree!! I think Christmas cards look stunning in white & this is definitely no exception!

Have a great day, hugs xx

Donna Ellis said...

No white Christmas cards, huh? Don'tcha love our husbands? I also like the title to your blog post today - still snow, huh? We will be cold for the next few days, but BEAUTIFUL - that's not nice taunting you like that, is it? Anyway, your little "white wedding Tilda" card is the sweetest, most elegant, wonderful little card - LOVE the shape, and all the dies. I've been feasting on your design elements, Dawn, trying to figure out what the soft frame is around the Tilda image. Is it also a lace? or a a type of finished sheer ribbon? Whatever it is, your card is amazing with the dark blue ribbon and sequine to coordinate with Tilda's beautifully shaded attire. So pretty, Dawn! Warm hugs from Florida, de

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi Dawn
A beautiful card! I'm a big fan of Tilda myself. love yoye design.
Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Chris x

Debbie said...

This is such a beautiful card Dawn. I love this cute Tilda image. Very pretty.
Hugs Debbie x

Sally said...

Well I think it is a beautiful Christmas card. Love the shape and sweet image.
Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this time.
Hugs Sally xxx

Gail said...

Such a beautiful, sweet card. Love the shape and image! Hugs, Gail

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your stunning card for my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon. x

Rachel said...

Well, I think its so pretty! The white background really makes your beautifully coloured image pop!

Wedgie xxx

Faye said...

Dawn, this is so, so, so beautiful. I wish I could pull of WOW so stunningly. X

walchowDesign said...

Pretty card, Dawn! Love all the different textures and embellishment which you used. Love your precious frame!

Jessi Fogan said...

Christmas cards can't be white? You realize he's nutty, right? :)
White is really hard to photograph - I think you managed to capture an amazing amount of detail! Love the embossing and the texture of all that trim!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Well this looks Christmassy to me Dawn. I am loving the white, it reminds me of snow, and we have seen plenty of tht lately in the UK. Love the image too. One beautiful card! Thank you for sharing at Christmas Cards All Year Round and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

Heather said...

A beautiful card Dawn, I love the predominantly white which really gives emphasis to the lovely coloured Tilda. It's a fabulous design and beautiful details!!
Thanks for joining us at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge,
Heather xx

JenniferD said...

Love your gorgeous Card! Love your choice of Magnolia Stamp and coloured beautifully!Loooove White embossing and those Gorgeous flowers! Love it! Thanks for joining us at NMWC

Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Dawn. Great colouring. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Danielle C said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love all the white and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining the Stamptacular Sunday challenge and good luck!

Teresa Abajo said...

Love this - the colouring is superb!
Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.

Emma H said...

Such a gorgeous all white card - it's so pretty! Thanks for playing along with ABC Christmas challenge this week!

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card Dawn.

Susan x

lalkygirl said...

What a beautiful card ,love the wow and the image is so beautifully coloured
Thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck
Tracey x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well I never heard of anyone having poinsettia's as their wedding flowers or inviting a lamb as a wedding guest so it looks like Christmas to me. And it's BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to know how your curled your flower petals so prettily. I want to do that!!! Hugs, Lesley

Sue said...

Hello again Dawn.
It is such a pleasure for me to pop back for another look at your stunning card so that I can say a big
Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Awww Dawn, this is stunning, so elegant and gorgeous. Love all the white .. it is so fresh and this image of Tilda is so pretty :) xx

lalkygirl said...

Wow dawn ,what a gorgeous card ,love all the embellies and your colouring is fab
thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck
Tracey x