Thursday, December 17, 2009

All White Challenge #11

Faux Anaglypta
This is the card I made for Mo's Challenge this week. Lydia is our hostess for the month, and she challenged us to make a card that was all white except for the image. I was a little worried about pulling it off, but I like what I came up with!
Anaglypta is a heavy, embossed, white, paint-able wall covering, and  I think this card captures the look of it. I used Swiss Dots to emboss a 4 and 3/4" by 6 and 3/4" piece of white CS.  I then cut 1 and 1/4" squares and placed them carefully in another embossing folder over the designs I wanted to emboss. I then glued the embossed squares to slightly larger 1 and 3/8" squares. I adhered these around the large panel using mounting tape.
Then came the image panel. I printed and colored Mo's "Boughs for the Wreath" with Copics and sponged it lightly with blue. I added just a touch of White Lace Stickles, and used Nesties to cut it out and double mount it. I attached it to the middle of the card front with Tacky Tape.
The white poinsettias were made using the Martha Stewart leaf and branch punches. They were put together using Clear Tacky Gel and finished with two sizes of small pearl cabochons. I attached them to the card front using large dimensionals.
The card front is mounted on a 5" x7" card.

(The toy polar bear is one of my hundreds of stuffed teddy bears!)

Join us at Mo's Challenge. We'd love to see your work!


Suzanne J Dean said...

Just beautiful Elaine! I love all the embossed layers--you achieved that wall covering effect beautifully! Really makes a nice statement around that beautiful image!


Sandy Hulsart said...

Elaine, your card is beautiful. I love how you mounted the snowflake Cuttlebug background on the swiss dots. Very elegant.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Glad to see you have joined the world of blogging- I know I will enjoy all of your creations on my blog feed! Gorgeous card!!

Sheila said...

Hi Elaine.
Your card is just beautiful, adore that image.
Sheila xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Your embossed background is amazing beautiful.

Jen Shults said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the panels of texture and there are no words for how amazing those flowers are! Just lovely!! :D

Anonymous said...

Oh, Elaine-love it and delighted to see you have a blog now!

Anonymous said...

All those numbers---it's me, Ann English!

Helen Dooley said...

Hi Elaine- thanks for the nice comment on my card. I love you card, very beautiful. I love the adorable bear next to it. Cute!

DannyB said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the image you chose combined with the texture! Greetings from a fellow NH gal!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card Elaine.. all of the details are terrific. Love those poinsettias!! Thanks for all you do for our challenges. Hugs, Peggy

Penny said...

I just stumbled across your card and had to comment, it is absolutely stunning. thank you so much for sharing