Romantic whites with Dutch Doobadoo

What a night Friday was .... but not for a mad party reason but for car breaking down at silly o'clock in the middle of no where reason! To compound the issue, our breakdown service decided we weren't part of them and refused to come out unless we paid an exorbitant fee. This person wasn't happy too do that, so we pushed the car to somewhere safe and got home in the wee early hours. Let's just say I was champing at the bit to call their Customer Service when their lines opened this morning ...!

Enough of my car woes on to the first challenge in 2015 for We Do Doobadoo challenges and the theme this fortnight is "Romantic Whites". I thought I'd be canny and catch up with all my "Mother's Day" card (well in advance) ....

I have had this glitter handmade paper for eons and never really liked the off white/off grey colour so it has sat languishing in a box ... not any more! I decided to use the brick stencil and Maimeri white acrylic paint to create my background. Once dry, I liberally applied fine white pearlescent pan pastel which has made the background all glittery and pearlescent.

I then layered a doily, hand cut heart, honeycomb softboard and a large paper rose on top of the backing paper.

I created a border strip using the corner flourish laser cuts, mounting them on to white card and then cutting around them to create a mock banner style border. I added a laser cut lock to the heart and "Mum" die cut lettering, all again covered with fine white pearlescent pan pastel.

As additional decoration, I added a laser cut key to the rose wire stem and some laser art butterflies with little laser art hearts. I am quite pleased how this turned out and also that it came together quite quickly.

Okay I'm off to catch up on some zzzzzz's. Have a great weekend,

x x x

Products I used:

Sister Act Card Challenges
Clear It Out - anything goes
ArtbyMiran - anything goes
Creative Corner - love is in the air
Just Us Girls - stencil


Sue VanDeVusse said…
This is absolutely stunning! I love that brick wall background. A lot of love went into this beauty. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!
Stunning - love lots of white on cards x
So beautiful Lou, I love it!!
Kevin xx
Linda Simpson said…
Oh Lou this is gorgeous, I love everything about this it looks so delicate.
Linda xxx
Judy Woodland said…
Your card is just gorgeous. I'm so partial to white on white - stunning!! And I love the brick texture too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!
Jan said…
Beautiful card xx Jan
chanya13 said…
Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT
Lynn's Place said…
Thanks for playing along with us @ CIO challenge blog...stop by and play with us again <((><
Great project you have entered :)
Alyx said…
Absolutely stunning...and so feminine. xx
Jackie T said…
This is a stunning card. Hugs Jackie
Brawny x said…
A lovely card x
Teresa said…
Stunning card xx
Anjie said…
This is breath taking!
Stampingcountry said…
Gorgeous Background! Love all the soft neutrals together.
Barbara Godden said…
Gorgeous card, love the whites. thanks for sharing it with us at Clear it Out for the anything goes challenge.
Chris Dring said…
What an absolutely stunning card! LOVE the brick stencil behind the gorgeous layers of goodies! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!
Anonymous said…
Your card is lovely! That brick stencil is the perfect complement to the lacy doily and flower! Love it!
So sorry about your car troubles!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!
Unknown said…
Very stylish, love the bricks! /Cat - Creative Corner DT
Desire Fourie said…
Lou this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 23rd ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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