Saturday, 7 May 2011

Less is More - Week 14






This weeks challenge at Less is More is "White on White" - no other colours at all!



For my card I embossed Woodware Birdcage stamp with Versamark and white EP. I then highlighted some areas with Cosmic Shimmer White Pearl.  I then added a Mariannes Large Bird on Branch die cut.



Very difficult to photograph!

Thanks for looking

Sandra

Update!
Followed Chrissie's advice and played around with contrast.
Hope you can see it better now!

46 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Sandra, but as you so rightly say... very difficult to photograph, I can't offer much help either I'm afraid apart from trying a little enhancement in Picasa.
It's great that you tried heat embossing too! Super!
Thanks for another great submission!
Chrissie
"Lady LIM"
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sandra
Gorgeous Card ....love the bird Cage embossed in white ...looks Fab...what a good idea...
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Ciara said...

This is beautiful and really serene looking. Great idea to white emboss directly onto the card, xx

Kathyk said...

But worth the effort as this is a lovely card and you CAN see the detail

KAthyk

Sandra said...

Beautiful card, very clever embossing too. Love it

Craftilicious said...

it is a bit hard to see - but its absolutely BEAUTIFUL :-)

Jan said...

A gorgeous card Sandra xx Jan

Paula said...

The combination of whites is striking here. The only suggestion I have as to photography is to angle the photograph under a light - I'm about to do one using Twinking H20s. Love the idea of the die cut on the wet embossed bird cage. Lovely concept & I love the textures. The only other way would be to use glossy accents or glitter as a highlight but I like the subtleness of the Cosmic Shimmer.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Gorgeous card. I love the bird and bird cage and am sure that they look even better IRL! Love Sheila x

My name is Wynneth said...

Just lovely Sandra - great idea with the white heat embossing for the cage.
hugs
wynneth
x

Mandi said...

Fabulous card! Love the shimmer you have created.
When I take my cards I'm lucky in the fact I have a fluorescent light in my craft room, rather than a spot. I then use Picture It [Picassa is as FAB]to adjust the levels.
Thank you!
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Karen said...

Wonderful card Sandra - so elegant but I think white on white always looks good.

Ruth M said...

Oh my, this is a beautiful card! Great touch to emboss the bird cage!

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Well done for getting the photo to show the detail. It is hard with white on white to get any depth. Love your design. Sue

Meggymay said...

Fabulous, love the embossing. Yvonne x

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! x

Hazel said...

Lovely card and the photograph looks good to me! Hazel x

Little Snippets said...

We've both used the same bird die - isn't it gorgeous! I love your bird cage...great idea, beautiful card:)

Sylvie said...

I can imagine how gorgeous your card is in the flesh..it's beautiful
Hugs
Sylvie

Helene said...

Lovely card. I also find it difficult to take decent pictures...

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty card white on white photo's always difficult but can imagine just how lovely it looks irl. XOXO Zoe

Lynne said...

Really lovely card and fabulous stamping.
Lynne xxx

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Oh this is fab, love the embossing.

ALi x

Rita said...

Beautuful card Sandra. I nearly used the same bird on my card too. Hugs Rita xx

Debgem said...

Lovely pearly birdcage, and the die cut bird is super!

Princess4Wiz said...

Fabulous card! I love that bird and your embossing is stunning! Beth. xxx

Jenny said...

Lovely card, great idea to try heat embossing for this challenge :)
Jenny x

Susan said...

That embossed bird cage is awesome...love this!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) i love the embossed cage and the bird die cut,, lovely design :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Reggirl said...

Embossing in the same colour can be a problem sometimes, but not in your case!!!

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Hello From Texas said...

Beautiful. I love your embossed birdcage; I'm sure the photo is not doing it justice. W/W is so hard to photograph.
Love the bird and branch too.
TFS
Carole

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful embossed bird cage and just love your birdie and the branch.

Marie

Carol said...

Love tha ebossing detail on the birdcage, great card. Carol x

Faith A said...

A really beautiful card, embossing and dies, great partnership

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful, elegant card. Great design. x

Maureen said...

A lovely card, really brave with the embossing!!

Jean Straw said...

This is a lovely card Sandra, I love that little bird die and your beautiful embossed cage sets him off a treat.I have left something for you on my blog,here. jean x

Viv said...

Such a pretty card, well done! I struggled with photography this week too lol :O) Viv xx

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful, a wonderful scene.

choupynette said...

wonderfully poetic card! well done!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card.
I love it!

manicstamper said...

My word.......that is just gorgeous. I love white on white but don't do it often myself as you can bet I will get fingerprints on it or ink smudges.
Hugs
Sheila-x-

Jo said...

This is a lovely card, very elegant

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning - this has to be one of my favourite entries this week! White-on-white is a devil to photograph isn't it?! Love your updated pic. Vx

Monica said...

So pretty... love that shimmer.

xxx Monica