Is white a color?
Well according to the Oxford Dictionary, the color white is the combination of all the colors of the visible spectrum. So that means I have the honour of highlighting all the Doodlebug colors in one blog post... however you can't actually see them all individually because they have all blended together.
It's Melinda with you today... day four of the Doodlebug Color Challenge and if you hadn't already guessed, my color is Lily White.
Firstly I gathered together all my Lily White bits and pieces which had magically accumulated to quite a stash... I seriously had no idea just how much 'white' I had hidden away. My plan was to create an all white layout, however when I started positioning everything onto white cardstock I soon realised that my embellishments were fading into the background. So, although today's focus is Lily White I have chosen to add a hint of colour that truly gives the white centre stage.
I couldn't resist using a closeup of my little man's gorgeously long eyelashes and framing it with a circle of embellishments and stitching.
I mounted my photo onto several layers of different patterned papers, doilies and borders before adhering in position on my layout.
Then it was time to start decorating... the fun part!
However, I have a tendency to come up with ideas whilst I'm working away and sometimes it's too late to put some of those ideas into fruition. So, I usually have to come up with a way around my predicament as I hate having to drop the idea altogether. Now, this big idea was to stitch over my title and to also add sequins to the stitching.
I decided the easiest way to add the sequins was to cut a slit in each piece and slide them onto the thread then rotating them until the slit was hidden underneath each stitch. Adding the title was done in a similar fashion but a lot more work and very fiddly... one of these days I hope to come up with the ideas BEFORE I start.
That's my post for today which I hope has given you some inspiration on adding all those white embellishments you have tucked away that usually take second place to the brighter colors of the spectrum. Thanks for stopping by - Melinda