Sunday, August 16, 2009

DreamGirls Challenge #34 Using Shimmerz

DreamGirls challenge #34 is up! I have to say, I think this is one of my all time favorite challenges! I've created a few monochromatic layouts, but never and ALL WHITE one!

Here's the challenge:

Prompt: Create a monochromatic challenge using all white or cream

Technique: Stitching

Product: Lace


Not only was this my first all white layout, but only one of a few where I didn't use any patterned paper (GASP!) I've found that the secret to creating with all white is texture, texture, texture!!!

I started out by spraying an entire piece of texture American Crafts cardstock with Shimmerz Baby's Breath spritz and allowing to dry completely. I then took a 10x12 piece of glittery lace cardstock from Little Yellow Bicycle and adhered it to the cardstock with spray adhesive. I covered the seam with a piece of savvynsassy lace and then topped the lace with strips of tiny pearls. Next, I added pearls and clear rhinestones to the centers of the lace cardstock snowflakes to further add dimension to the layout.

I then added the title using a Heidi Swapp gems word and foam alphabet thickers from American Crafts. Since the rest of the layout is BLINGED OUT, I added stardust stickles to the thickers and then hand stitched a tiny halo above the "a" in "angel".

The final pièce de résistance is the adorable photo of my baby boy, Xander. I printed the photo on a transparency--no special technique behind this, I just ran out of photo paper (LOL). To continue with the snowflake theme, I cut the picture into a snowflake, adhered it to a piece of white cardstock, then trimmed it so there was a 1/8" border left. I mounted the photo using foam pop dots and then outlined with stardust stickles. Lastly, I added large rhinestones to the photo.

This layout is covered with so much bling, it'll make your eyes water--the photo doesn't do it justice.

Here, you can get a better idea of how much texture I created

Close up of the photo-- I sprayed the back of the transparency with spray adhesive and it created a "grainy" look to the that!

Here's a sneak peek of a layout that I'm teaching next month. I took a little hiatus and am now getting back in the classroom!

Date: Sept 20, 2009

Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Place: Scrapper's Cove Milltown, NJ

Title: Life's A Journey 2 page layout featuring Bo Bunny's new Flutter Butter line

For more information on the class go to

thanks for taking a peek!!


Tenia Nelson said...

Love this page!!!! tfs!!

Greta Adams said...

dang girl....ineed to try a page with all that white...that looks so fab i cannot even tell you!!

marcibun said...

OMG, those eyes.....I just want to pick him up and kiss him. The page is beautiful too ;)

Mary Jo said...

that is such a pretty layout, Tanisha! Love the monochromatic look and that precious photo :0)

Lucy Edson said...

Love the texture and dimension you created with the monochromatic color! So beautiful and love the sparkle!! Thanks for sharing your tips!

Loved meeting you at CHA, too!! So much fun- wish we had more time to hang out! :)

allyson joy said...

i love your take on the white out challenge

Cyndy said...

You challenge page is just fabulous! I love it! Gorgeous!

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