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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Wot No Colours... Stampotique DC 87 Winter Whites

This week, Valerie  challenges us to use various shades of winter whites in our projects - white, shimmer white, off-white, ecru, eggshell, etc.  Here's what she said about this color choice, "Well, it wasn't planned, but this theme has a striking significance for those of us here on the East Coast who have just endured a big winter snow storm!  All of nature is drooping under the weight of a heavy white winter blanket!  Mother Nature really does provide the most beautiful inspiration!"
Oooh this is a real challenge for me as I love to use colour, so I decided that I needed loads of texture instead.
I started with a piece of corrugated card, and painted with Eco Green acrylics in white, clamshell, and butternut. Next I painted a piece of text paper with a watered down version of the same paints.
Tree has been stamped on vellum,  embossed in white, and edged in Antique Linen distress ink.
The Artemio leaves have been stamped with Vintage Script in Coffee Archival.

Next came my favourite bit... I painted the bird house in white acrylic, then stamped Roc's Stacked Boxes in brown, and liberally sprinkled with Frantage embossing enamel.

Next it was time to decorate the front . I stamped Wee Owl and covered him with a cabochon and popped him on his house. A bit of sticky embossing powder next and lots of fake snow.


The star has been die cut and stencilled with texture paste, then inked and glittered. I was quite getting into the swing of this no colour thing by now lol. To finish off I added a piece of pleated paper to the bottom, painted a few dead twigs (this just about describes my garden at the moment) in white acrylic and added loads more 'snow'. 
I had loads of fun making this, and am now totally covered in paint, glue and glitter :-)
Please join us over at Stampotique Designers Challenge and show us your whites (who remembers the Daz doorstep challenge lol)
I'm also entering this into
Simon Says Stamp And Show - something messy
Fashionable Stamping - birds
Stamping Sensations - fur and feather
Sorry this has been soooo long, and thanks very much for looking x

35 comments:

  1. Sue this is an amazing piece! Love it! XOXO

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  2. All I can say Sue is if this one was a challenge for you you rose to it magnificently.

    Thanks so much the sharing your inspirational work with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  3. Very brilliant Sue !!! I love especially the transparent tree and the lovely bird and cage... J'adore !!!! xx

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  4. Lovely piece, beautiful textures! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. A gorgeous piece of art. Wonderful texture. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

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  6. It's a fab piece Sue :) brought to life by all the wonderful texture :)
    Von ♥

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  7. This turned out so wonderful!

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  8. Sue you've blown me away, this is absolutely gorgeous. Just love it all! xxx

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  9. Hi Sue, what a lovely piece, I love all the layers and all the tones of white they work beautifully. The texture makes this piece appear so tactile. Love the sweet little bird house with the owl popping through. The wooden leaves/branches are gorgeous too. A lovely mixed media piece. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

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  10. Oh, oh, oh - I love this, Sue!! Who needs colour?! Glorious textures and details, fabulous shabby chic look to the whole thing - big LOVE for this piece!!
    Alison x

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  11. Sue...I really love this! I think sometimes working with a monochromatic theme is tough to make it interesting. But, you have nailed this! I so love everything about it. The little bits of black through the musical notes, etc. is just enough of a contrast to make your winter whites piece truly amazing! I love the textures and your design. Congrats on a lovely piece and thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  12. Utterly beautiful Sue, love this monochromatic piece of art, the texture is simply gorgeous.x

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  13. Love the texture and different elements. Not sure if I can manage no colour but will give it a try.

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  14. A fantastic project, so many textures and wonderful details. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne/Meggymay

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  15. Love all the texture on this, gorgeous piece!

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  16. A fabulous piece,love the textures and the little birdhouse with owl!

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  17. Sue who needs colour when you can use such wonderful textures to create your piece. Love it and I think I should be a follower of your posts because I am sure there will be inspiration to see!

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  18. Love love love this! Especially those twigs!

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  19. Gorgeous piece of art! Love it ...
    Suzanne

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  20. Gorgeous piece! I agree that using no colors is quite the challenge! But you did a wonderful job with it! Really pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  21. Gorgeous piece... Love it!! fabulous textures! Great bird & cage...Love it all.... Hugs May x x x

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  22. So lovely! A very artful project! LOVE!

    die amelie x

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  23. oh wow what a beautiful project Sue, you've created so much texture and so many lovely details. A really stunning creation. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Claire xx

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  24. Gorgeous - love this frosty looking piece.

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  25. Oh what a fantastic creation!

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  26. Gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  27. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  28. You Did a lovely job.... I really like it.
    xx
    sarinda

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  29. What a gorgeous wintry scene, Sue, fabulous work! Thank you for sharing it with us for our Fur and Feather theme at Stamping Sensations, and good luck.

    Lynne

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  30. Sue, This is one fantastic project! I love all the texture and that little bird house! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

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  31. A fabulous creation

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations
    Francesca xx

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Thank you so much for your comments x