Monday, 9 May 2011

simply Less is More #14 - White on White

There's a problem with Blogger at the moment with the new post editor never successfully loading. I thought my blog was broken but luckily switching to the old editor worked for me so here I am posting about the new LIM challenge - white on white (it had to happen eventually).

Actually, I'm rather pleased it's on as I've been attempting to do this for a while, as recent as the previous LIM no avail....This time, no choice but to really go white on white.
There are lots of things happening here and it's probably pushing the CAS boundaries but when it's white on white, there's plenty of white "space". :-)

The deets:

stamp: Bring on the cake
Ink: Versamark
others: Tim Holtz Sewing Room die, Cuttlebug cut and emboss die (wings), Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds

I pressed the dress top on Versamark and poured a 50/50 mix of Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds and voila a super-shimmery top. The skirt was made from 2 layers of scrunched up white tissue paper and sprayed on with Perfect Pearls mist to balance out the top which was very shimmery. I wrapped a skinny ribbon and added some tiny pearls - I love pearl buttons on real dresses. Actually, the initial skirt I made used embossed cardstock but it looked too heavy against the top hence the switch to tissue paper. The wings are also an after-thought and I think the card looks better with them than without them (open to suggestion here!)

The joke - this card will be given to a girl turning (sweet) 16 in August. It is so highly unlikely that this girl will ever wear a dress such as this. I do love that her sense of humour is steeped towards sarcasm, especially subtle ones - very British (I love British humour). If she ever gets a dress like this, it'll be sent off back where it came from, for sure!...hence the wings. :-)

I'm rather disappointed with this as it was much better in my head but so it is till the next card.

I've said it before but I'll say it again, thanks all for visiting and a special thanks to all those who bother to comment - it takes time and effort, I know.


  1. This is gorgeous, and so inspired - love the angel wings.

  2. It looks as though you had a ball making this one... it would be very interesting to know the reaction of the recipient after what you have just described!
    I think that lots of LIMettes have tried something new this week, there are lots of lovely textures here!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. Gorgeous angle set for a party LOL love it XOXO Zoe

  4. This is fab! Loving the DD too :D Yup we love Pooh Sticks too although all grown up now we will be teaching the grandkids soon how to play. thanks for stopping by my blog

    ali x

  5. Beautiful card Malyn. You never know she still has time to get girly !!

    BTW the papers I've used on my scrapbook pages are Springtime Vintage and are in the current European mini. Thank you for all the lovely comments that you have left on my blog.
    A xx

  6. This is gorgeous - love that dress!!

  7. Thank you so much for your lovely comments very much appreciated. I love your card and the addition of the wings think they are perfect. I wouldn't mind a frock like that myself but I am fifty obviously still think I.m sixteen.


  8. FAB card - loving those angelic wings


  9. Fabulous card. My cards rarely turn out to what I imagined them to look like. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. That dress s fabulous. Probably would have filled me with dread when I was 16 too lol
    Gorgeous effect on the skirt
    Thank you!
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  11. Love the tissue skirt, you've made a great outfit on the dress form, love it :)
    Jenny x

  12. Hi Malyn, I love that dress form and the dress the skirt is beautiful and what girl doesn't like a bit of glitter/glamour? I loved your explanation on the wings and it seems to me you had a whole lot of fun making your card this week. I've enjoyed my visit too, thanks, have a great week:0) xxx

  13. A super card Malyn. I love these dies and the dress is beautiful (and a teenage girl would definitely love the wings). xx

  14. Malyn, I understand not getting the thoughts from head to paper. However, I think it turned out beautiful!

  15. Malyn, your card is beautiful. What a clever idea!

  16. Superduper dress, a lovely card, I bet she will be thrilled with it, even if she wouldn't wear it :)

  17. Good to see the die getting some use :)

    Thanks also for your email, will reply soon. Just been flat-chat with full-time work and then some.

    Take care, and looking forward to catching up.

    Luv KimT


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