Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White is Not White

White is NOT white!  Ok, so this is white card stock and a white doily (gotta love the cake decorating section at Wally World!).  In the store, it really looked so white - slapped it on a card and it's not bad.  Took a picture and yikes!!!  Not white at all it seems!  So typical of something I'd do!

White card stock, not so white doily, red poinsettia with SB die, a bit of Wink of Stella clear,  gold glitter enamel dot for the center, and gold embossed sentiment.  That's it for today because I've just basically been worthless for the past couple of days and haven't been crafting much.  Sad, I know!

I'll enter this in Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets) and A Gem of a Challenge (Clean and Simple).

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

40 comments:

Tammy said...

Hmmm, I see beautiful white on white! Stunning and elegant, that is what it is!

lauren bergold said...

HA! i definitely understand the "white isn't white" phenomenon, having decided to decorate out master bedroom thusly, from matching the ceiling paint to ordering furniture, to buying sheets & accessories... forget 50 shades of grey, there must be 1,000 shades of white and i have ALL of them in that room!!! which brings me to my point: the whites don't have to match exactly to look AWESOME as you have proven so aptly here. plus WOW look at that poinsettia!!! <3

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable and sweet...loving this beautiful CAS card.
Don't forget I have candy .xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful! It looks white to me! Lovely! I need to dust off my poinsettia die now!

*Vicki* said...

Well it looks white to me! :) I love the layers here and of course the white really makes that red poinsettia pop!! Really stunning card Lynn!! HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous poinsettia and loving the doily too. A fabulous Christmas sentiment.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Doreen said...

Fab design,just gorgeous.xxx

Jessi Fogan said...

Whites never ever ever ever match. Ever. Sigh. I've just given in & decided it's on purpose, lol :) This is a beauty - so much texture & the red absolutely pops!
It's recharging time - at least that's how I look at those days with long naps :)

Chrissy said...

Beautiful elegant card Lynn..and know what you mean regarding the white. I just made my overseas cards and place white cardstock onto white cards and they look so different..I love the gorgeous poinsettia...beautiful card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous CAS card Lynn! I love that poinsettia and the beautiful gold embossed sentiment!
Tammy x

Alissa said...

White or not it looks lovely Lynn!

Maxine D said...

Lynn this is stunning - no matter that the whites don't 'match', it just makes the doily more visible :-) Love the gold centre to your poinsettia.
Blessings
Maxine

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, I like the poinsettia and the doliy.
Kevin xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. An elegant CAS design and such a beautiful poinsettia.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
Sue xx

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty Lynn! I love that big poinsettia and that pretty gold center.

Mrs A. said...

I think if the white doily was the exact same as the card you would loose the definition. The red of he poinsettia is a lovely contrast. Hugs Mrs A.

MiamiKel said...

Lynn this is a beauty no matter the color! The red reeeaaallly makes your card POP! What a gorgeous addition with the gold 😊

Brenda said...

Wow Lynn, this is a beautiful and elegant card! Looks like your doily is white to me and I love the white on white and red and gold color combo! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

It looks perfectly white on my monitor, Lynn! It's a really stunning Christmas card and great design inspiration! Hugs, Darnell

Vivienne Holden said...

Go with the flow! If it was exactly the same white as your CS, you wouldn't be able to see it properly, would ya.
Fabulous card with that amazing poinsettia glowing in the centre. x

Shelly Schmidt said...

That poinsettia is gorgeous- and looks great on the white..on the white! Love the doily.....

Carol L said...

White is the most difficult color to match, so I wouldn't worry! The slight contrast makes the doily more visible and the gold compliments the whites and beautiful red flower perfectly! Gorgeous card!

SARN said...

Lovely poinsettia card. xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Lynn and thanks for stopping by my blog huggles Sue xx

Di said...

Gorgeous Lynn - the very slight differences in whites always adds something to a card I think - certainly when it's a lovely design like this one! Love the poinsettia too!

Hugs

Di xx

NanaConnie said...

Think of it as "dimension" or "texture" instead of "not so white" and it'll be fine, Lynn! lol It's beautiful, in any case. Love the simple design and the way it make the poinsettia just pop.

Bonnie said...

The doily probably stands out better because it is a different shade of white! Isn't it amazing how many shades of white there are? Love the pop of the beautiful red poinsettia on all that white and the touches of gold!

Chriss America Real said...

I like this so much! It reminds me of the cards we would get in the mail when I was a little girl! So pretty!

Pat said...

A lovely Poinsettia and a gorgeous red against that pretty doily, and I love the font of that sentiment too. A totally beautiful card. Also thank you for your lovely comment. x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

When my hubby is painting he will ask me if he is doing the ceiling white. I say yeah, and he says UGH! Want ceiling white, or do I get a chart. So no, white is not white. Lovely card, but why do things have to get so complicated....LOL! If they would say off white then I would expect anything. Right? Okay, I just blathered.

scrappymo! said...

This is stunning. Love how that red poinsettia just jumps off the page to catch the eye...Stunning!

Mary Marsh said...

beautiful Christmas card Lynn-I really like this poinsettia image-great die

Vicky Hayes said...

They say the camera doesn't lie but it DOES! Well it does when it comes to whites anyway! The brightness of the poinsettia against the doily is gorgeous! Vicky x

MaryH said...

Looks pristine white to me girl! Actually I always think it looks better when the whites are just a shade different in the colors, but this doesn't look that different in your picture. I see that rich red (love the layers)flower against that lacey doily and then the bright gold of the sentiment. A beautiful card IMHO. TFS & Hugs

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness ! this is so striking, the red poinsettia over doily is simply mind blowing :)

Becky said...

This is stunning!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Very elegant! If this is you being worthless....SERIOUSLY - this is awesome!!! Going to have to Google that poinsettia die! Hello Amazon wish list! BTW I know what you mean by WHAT???!!!! You finish a card...it is perfect! THEN the camera image points out some GLARING flaw or decides to go with a perfectly UNFLATTERING Pantone color!!! Blues that now look purple...Pinks that look like over-washed MAUVE.... It's the REAL LIFE thing that matters! This is stunning virtually and in reality!

nwilliams6 said...

Happens to me all the time. I make white cards and post them and everyone tells me how wonderful my cream card is - lol! Yours actually looks white to me. Love the card - the white sets off the red and the flower is beautiful! Hugz!

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous! Love that the doily is off white - gives it more contrast. Fabulous poinsettia too.

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is beautiful! And it looks white to me...