Lynette's (Urban Scrapbook) choice for our monthly tag swap. I think I have mentioned it before, there are five of us participating in a monthly tag swap, each taking turns to choose the challenge. This month, Lynette's challenge was for us to use only a 12 x 12 piece of white cardstock when making each tag. We were allowed to ink, mist, etc. Well, ever since making my tags, I'm addicted to using white cardstock, which I don't normally use a lot of. I like color, probably because we are surrounded by that ugly white stuff called snow for way too many months! Anyways, I was inspired by work done by one of my favorite papercutting artists, the amazing Elsa Mora. Sometimes, she includes a small piece of colored paper in her white creations, which I love. I'm always amazed at how intricate her pieces are, especially when you realize they are all cut out with a knife or scissors and how small they are. I know what you are thinking but no, I didn't even try and attempt to cut out everything by hand, I have my trusty Slice machine! Even using my machine, I messed up many times! So here's my tag, but the picture isn't that great. I discovered it's not that easy to take a photo of something that is all white!
I embossed my tag(Tim Holtz die) with his woodgrain embossing folder and the flower next to the bird is cut with Cuttlebug's Chrysanthemum die and quilling set. Everything else is cut with my Slice; the Aviary cartridge for the feathers, birdhouse, bird and a few different ones for the flowers and leaves.
While I was still on the white cardstock kick, I did this layout for Color Room's #70 palette last week:
And then, this week's palette #71 at The Color Room had white in it again. Hmmm, just one more layout, maybe. I tell you, it's addicting!
There's one flower and two banners from Tim Holtz dies too. After cutting out the shapes, I slightly mold them with a curved object (usually anything I can find on my messy desk). I also used Webster's Pages netting and letters, pink tissue paper, some old Collage Press paper, and Little Yellow Bicycle paper ribbon.
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