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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

White Space Challenge over @ Quick Quotes

 White Space, what do you all think of White Space??? Well I'm not a big fan of it, as most of you all know I love to add as much as I can on my layouts and projects! But the challenge over at the Quick Quotes Blog is to use "White Space"! Everytime I see a white space layout I always think " Wow, I can do that and it will be quick and easy"! WRONG!!!!!! This was a Challenge! Even picking a picture was a challenge, lol! But I have to say I actually like the way it turned out and keep telling myself, "what took me so long"!
Well I used this Adorable picture of McCade when he was almost 6 months old (now 11 yrs), I took a whole roll of black and white pics and I love all of them (so I have more)! Well I used some of the papers and embellishments from the October Teresa Colloins Club Q Kit. I also used a plain piece of white cardstock and used my homemade shimmer mist to stencil a doily onto the cardstock because I just couldn't use and all white paper for a white space challenge, lol! You can see a bit of the shimmer on the picture below and it does look a 100 times better in person but you can see some of the shimmer here.  
 I also added some of the chipboard and cardstock embellishments inked with QQ Midnight Confessions Powderpuff Chalk Ink and to bring out the orange from the photo mat I used some of my Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol to add a bit of color to the chipboard pieces (I don't own any Copic markers, so I still do it the old fashined way, lol). I love the way the subtle bit of color pops and brings out the photo mat and gives a bit of color to a pretty monochromatic color scheme.
 I also added a saying from a Fiskers, Cloud 9 Design stamp about the blessings of little boys to love and I have to tell you McCade is a little blessing to me (keeps me young!) And of course had to add some bling, the bling strip is from the kit and the extra bling is some from my stash. Some sheer ribbon, and that's it! Pretty simple but what a fun and "Challenging" Challenge, lol!
 So how do you all feel about "White Space"? Do you love it and it comes naturally, or do you struggle with it? Why don't you join us over at The Quick Quotes Blog for a fun Challenge! Just remember it has to be a new project and link up. You have till Nov. 30th to enter and you could win a great prize along with our Winner Blinkie to post on your blog, along with bragging rights! I sure hope to see you there! Have a great day and I hope You and Your Family Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa

Extras used; Cardstock: DCWV, Sheer Ribbon: JoAnn's, Loose Bling: Hobby Lobby, Stamp: Fiskers Cloud 9, Doily: WalMart, Colored Pencils: Prisma) 


Carolyn/MamaC said...

Oh, my goodness! This has to be one of the most beautiful layouts I have seen! What a wonderful way to use white space! How creative!

Heather said...

Awesome!! I love white space! It is a lot harder than it looks, huh? This is beautiful and I love how you used a doily as a stencil.

Anna said...

wow I love your layout! it is so creative and beautiful! I love all your creations!!!
hope you visit my blog,

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

White space is a total challenge to me too!!! That's why I chose it -- face my fears kind of a challenge I like to think! (he he!)

This is a beautiful way to work with it and still feel like you've not left a bunch of empty space!


Julie said...

THis is soooo beautiful. I love your masking. You did a wonderful job on this challenge! Love your take!!

~Julie QQ DT