Saturday, February 16, 2013

Peaceful Wintry Tag-White on White

White on White Peace w border

When I saw the current challenge on Simon Says Stamp!, I wanted to make a tag using White on White. I have always been drawn to this scheme (reminds me of peaceful winter scenes and wedding cake—I know, a strange combination).

I started with a jumbo manila tag. I covered it with gesso and then white acrylic paint. (While we’re talking white, can I just say that I LOVE gesso. I find myself smiling while painting it onto a project.)

These are other elements I incorporated onto the tag:

~White textured cardstock dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder, using my Vagabond.

~Two paper doilies from my kitchen (one sticking out above the Dotted Swiss and one below—as is often true of multi-layered projects, some layers are no longer visible once the project is completed!).

~Two strips of Tim Holtz trimmings (first time I’ve ever used these without staining them!)

~Tim Holtz Die (bird and cage, cut from chipboard) and Tim Holtz grunge board letters. I painted them with white acrylic paint and let dry. Then I used the Ranger Emboss It Dabber, Clear, covered it with Ranger STICKY EMBOSSING POWDER, and embossed with the heat gun. While it was still warm, I sprinkled Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter, pressed the glitter down into it and hit with the heat gun again. I then lightly inked all edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to give those elements a little bit of dimension.

~The large flower is from Prima.

Other items from my stash:
~white feathers
~pearl strand
~pearl bling
~small flowers
~white tulle

This tag also is a step toward my goal of achieving variety in my projects—I tend to choose the same colors repeatedly, and sometimes I feel that everything I do seems to look the same! That would be okay, except that I truly do LIKE variety!

Upon the suggestion of a friend, I am submitting this piece to Unruly Paper Arts Reader Art Quest Carte Blanche.


Hetty said...

Oh, that is a beautiful tag! Love hoe you combined all the elements.

SanDee1899 said...

I am currently working as well on a white on white card (for the same challenge) i found it most difficult to create such whith in white card-
But you have done a oustanding job!


Lisa H said...

that is beautiful! I'll have to go check out the challenge - sounds like a fun creative one. said...

your white on white is stunning and elegant. beautiful art.
susan s

Beverly Sager said...

Barb, I'm always inspired by/impressed by/enjoy your art. This is another to just add to my "Love this!" list.

Beverly :D

Lisa :) said...

So beautiful Barb!! Love all the differences in the white details.

Jo Nevill said...

Stunning. I love the bird and all your very pretty details.

Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


Jo x

Lisa Carroll said...

This is gorgeous! Great mix of textures. :) Thanks for playing along in the "White On White" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Barb, it's fantastic! So fluffy, shining with pearls and yet serene. Great job!
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

inge said...

Hello Barbara,

a real nice tag !
I have NEVER done a complete white project... I always think it needs more color, but when I see your tag, you challenge me to try this, because the result is very pleasing for the eye and indeed wintery and fitting for a wedding :)

It's nice to see how the texture in everything makes this is good project without being "just white".

greetings from belgium

Carolyn Dube said...

What a beautiful tag!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

You need to send this one on to Unruly Paper Art Reader Art Quest as well. Love the white on striking and so hard to hard! So elegant looking!

Rosie said...

Soooo beautiful

Terry said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I love the white on white and all the pretty details! Maybe I will give this a try!!!

2amscrapper said...

This gorgeous tag really does evoke "peace". Thanks for joining us at UPA. Helene