As some of you already know, I have a very dear friend who lives far far away on the eastern coast of Canada in a magical place called Newfoundland.  A few months ago, Michelle invited me to join a Facebook group called “Crop Circles” where mostly Newfoundland scrapbookers meet and share.  Natasha Connolly set up this group, and I had the good fortune of meeting her last September as well. If you’re a lucky Mainlander like me, you can manage to squeeze into the group and join in the fun.

This is Michelle’s January Sketchy Challenge layout depicting my Screeching In when I visited her in Newfoundland.  And YES, I kissed that REAL fish!

There are lots of wonderful challenges at Crop Circles, and Michelle announced an all-white challenge for January.  Uh oh!  I’ve never designed anything with one colour, and card stock isn’t always my first choice for scrapbooking.  I guess you could say I’m a colourful kind of girl.

Here is Michelle’s all-white layout and a link to her blogpost where you will find a tutorial on those beautiful embossed flowers she made…

Click HERE to visit Michelle’s blog.

But I’m up for a challenge and eager to try new ideas, and before the month could end, I promised myself to make something all white.

A layout was daunting, so I decided to make a card, a Valentine card actually….

The doily and heart dies are all Stampin’ Up/Sizzix and the XO is from a Tim Holtz Sizzix die.  The ribbon is May Arts and the card stock is Bazzill.

The pearls are Stampin’ Up!
Here are the 3 Stampin’ Up dies I used. I just LOVE embosslits!
I had this XO die cut in Kraft paper left over from another project, so I painted it white with gesso and sprinkled it with Iridescent Diamonds Craft & Glitz glitter.
When I began making this card and pulled out all the white card stock from my stash, I quickly realized that there are many shades of white! Surprise!  So that’s why my embossed hearts look a little grey, even though I used white card stock.  It’s what I had on hand, and if you know me, I didn’t want to start all over again! 
Do you think my husband will notice the different shades of white anyway?  uh. No.
So thank you Michelle for pushing me out of my creative comfort zone!  I should probably mail YOU this card instead (or maybe the Cod that I kissed 🙂

16 Comments on A White Valentine

  1. Shona
    January 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

    lol love the comment about the hubbys noticing the dif shades of white hehe. of course he wont LOL! this is gorgeous

  2. Lynn
    January 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Well I would say you aced this challenge!! I love the white on white.. I’m like you..cardstock scares me, lol… I love it!! And if hubby doesn’t want it..ummm I know a friend who would, lol

  3. Keren Tamir
    January 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the LO Kelly and love the valentine card. The white on white looks amazing.

  4. Alia
    January 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely Kelly!! 🙂

  5. Cindy Gay
    January 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm (4 years ago)

    The card is very wintry and pretty and I love the Kiss the Fish page.

  6. Sandi Smith
    January 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Stunning card Kelly…I love white on white!

  7. Michelle
    January 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm (4 years ago)

    Awww… awesome card Kelly! Thank you so much for playing along and for linking me up! No.. I seriously doubt Hubby will notice the very subtle shading…isn’t it amazing how many shades of WHITE there are???and yes…perhaps you should send that card to Nfld….I’d really appreciate it { the cod fish however would only get it wet…he has no appreciation for paper art at all… the neanderthal! } lol..oh yah…thanks for pointing out those SU dies that I don’t have …and now HAVE to have! 🙂

  8. Sandra D
    January 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm (4 years ago)

    This is a very pretty card Kelly. You have done a great job of showing that a great valentine doesn’t have to include red or pink.

  9. Micupoftea~
    January 30, 2013 at 12:47 am (4 years ago)

    Great card, Kelly! I really like the texture and design of the all-white card…it is elegant. Your LO is so fun- looks like you had a fabulous time with Michelle. Enjoy the end of Jnaury and try to stay warm,

  10. Miae
    January 30, 2013 at 10:43 am (4 years ago)

    It’s a beautiful card Kelly! Completely unique for Valentine’s :)And yes, isn’t it interesting how many different shades of white there are?? Great job on the challenge and on cod kissing 😉

  11. Sharon Fritchey
    January 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, Kelly! I just love your stunning white V-Day card! It is so pretty1 And I really enjoyed reading the rest of your post too! You are one fun-loving scrappy gal!!!!!

  12. bohemiannie! art
    February 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm (4 years ago)

    I don’t think this card would be wasted on anyone. Even the cod would love to receive it. It’s quite stunning and oh so elegant.

  13. Izzy Anderson
    February 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm (4 years ago)

    This is so sweet and so striking! I’m really monochromatic challenged, but you sure pulled this off. Gorgeous, as always.

  14. carlies
    February 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow very gorgoeus creation


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