I cannot resist White on White

For me WOW means lots of layers and textures, which equals Shabby Chic.   Shabby Chic is a style of Vintage which for us paper crafters refers back to the 19th Century.  19th Century Victoriana HG Wells, Jules Verne ummm Steampunk.

Ali at Ali Crafts did tell me that there was a White Challenge coming so I had a bit of a heads up, which allowed me to start a bit ahead of time.

Some thick corrugated card was stripped and painted white.   Paper perfect in pale blue, quick side track.  True white is the absence of all colour like a polar bears fur.  what we call white is really grey, pale blue  is perfect for adding shadow where you might expect someone to use grey the lightest version of which we call white.

A panel of sticky back canvas painted with pearlscent white, and some white paste spread through a stencil and crackle paste spread over the edge of canvas and card.   Using more paste and a Mac style stencil the main image was made on separate card.

Today the base corrugated card painted and sprayed with various white products and the Mac Embossed image given torn edges.  White ribbon threaded lace laid over the top from top to bottom.   Yesterday visiting Chrissie's blog I saw a fabulous ribbon flower, Chrissie has given us a link to a tutorial but being me I took the idea and made a flower along similar lines using lace.    Some white paper roses from years back added and a couple of white pearl topped brads.

The Steampunk bit
A La Blanche steampunkesque clocks and clockworks image stamped and embossed with white WOW Puff ep on a scrap of white card.   Stamped again on heat resist acetate embossed this time with WOW Pearly white ep.   One laid over the other.   Everything in place a final blast of white glimmer mist.

Finally the hanger.   I have stacks of beautiful but shabby and unmatched beads some of the white ones have been threaded onto beading line and attached at the top, the hole made to tie the line on filled with more white brads.

Can you tell I had a great time with this piece?

Other Challenges that were in my mind during the making of this are

Suger Creek Hollow - Anything Vintage
Creative Corner - You can't touch this (Texture)
Crafty Creations - Make it yourself (the flower)
Crafting with Dragonflies - Make your own flower Embellishments - No Halloween
Stamping Royalty - Anything Goes

All the challenges entered are followed by Challenges for days, if you know of other challenges that we might not follow we would love to know about them.


  1. I love this!! So much swirling energy in this piece & it definitely looks like you had a grand time :) xo

  2. Beautiful textured tag Zoe, love it, Annette x

  3. This is a great project Zoe
    Jackie x

  4. Gorgeous tag Zoe, the textures look beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at SCH as well.

  5. Really love the whites and textures you have created on this Zoe, such a fabulous piece of art.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  6. Love this tag Zoe with the shabby chique look. Thanks for linking to my blog and also for the idea of using lace for the flowers-would never have thought of that.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

  7. White on white always looks stunning as does your tag. I love your handmade lace flowers....very clever.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.
    Hugs Wynn DT x

  8. Very, Very pretty, I love the white on white. Great texture for our challenge over at Creative Corner.

  9. Lovely textures in your white-on-white creation! Thanks for joining us at the "Anything Vintage Goes" challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  10. Shabby chic loveliness! Your white on white is so elegant here. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  11. Great Project Zoe
    i love the use of so many different layers and textures
    thanks you for sharing it with us on the ali-craft blog challenge
    ali x

  12. Just gorgeous. thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations challenge. Marlene DT

  13. You can never go wrong with white on white, thanks so much for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  14. I cannot resist it either. So Love this tag!! The layers are fantastic!


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