Hope you are all having a good weekend. It is so nice to have a weekend with some lovely weather attached to it. Believe me, here in the UK, that seems to be a rarity. It is a quiet weekend here as the eldest daughter went to Turkey on her holidays yesterday and the youngest daughter has gone away for a girly weekend with some friends. So hubby and I are having a quiet night with an Indian takeaway. Smashing.
Anyway, I have been having a little play today. The lovely Linda over at Creative Harmony has a little challenge going on at the moment. The challenge is Almost White and you need to create a card that is mainly white with only two other colours, one of which should be a hint of. The card base should also be white or cream.
I am desperately trying to use up some of my old stash at the moment. I seem to have so many bits and pieces lying around. One of the items that I have lots of and never use are peeloffs. When I first started making cards I bought loads and loads of peeloffs. I think a lot of crafters can relate to this. But as my crafting has developed I seem to use them less and less. So I decided to rectify that and see if I could use peeloffs in this creation.
Here is what I came up with using the colour combination of white, black and a hint of blue. Hope this fits the challenge criteria okay.
As you can see the peeloff is a black silhouette of three cats sitting in a window. I mounted this onto some white card and then matted onto black. I added a touch of blue distress ink to the window panes and then added a bit of flower soft to the bottom of the window sills. The idea was to make it look a bit like snow. For the background I cut out a piece of white card and pierced around the edge. I then matted another piece of white card on top which I embossed using one of my embossing folders. I also added a touch of blue distress ink to the edges. I cut out some snowflakes using a Marianne die. The little tag is a stamp from Little Claire Designs and I was lucky enough to win a set of these sentiment tags from them. The finishing touch was some little blue pearls to the centre of the snowflakes. Also added a couple of punched christmas trees, some ribbon and a pearl heart.
I think it came out okay although I am still not too sure. It certainly gave me the incentive to try and use some more of my peeloffs. But would love to know what you all think.
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
A Blog Named Hero - Who's the Boss (embossing)
Great Impressions - Sentimental Journey
Ribbon Girl - Add Pearls
Cutie Pie - No flowers
Forever Friends - Embossing
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
Papertake - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas is coming
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Pets
Allsorts - Layers
One Stop - No floral embellishments
Thanks for popping by.