The Paler Shade of White Challenge

In the (Artist’s Trading Cards) ATC  Swap Group this month, our theme was “A Paler Shade of White”.

Why, yes, its a spin off from the song, “A Whiter Shade of Pale“.   So Retro- Vintage here!  Check out the outfits in this video!

Our group seems to enjoy the color themes, many of us, including myself, liked the idea of white this time around and yet struggled to incorporate that idea into our art.

Considering that I’m one of the moderator’s and hosted this month’s idea, I think that’s kind of funny 🙂

What I had in my mind was that vintage white you get when its been around a while and started to yellow, and that pearl white of old shirt buttons.  I took me longer to gather materials than it took me to make the cards.

My mom gave some of her stash, and this card of old buttons became one of my favorites:

They were sewn onto the card, and I had to rip them off, which left these trailing bits of yellowing thread, perfect!  I used as they were, and liked the look.  What do you think?

In this one, I love that I was able to mirror the pearl button and tiny safety pin in the picture.

A Paler Shade of White was certainly a  fun challenge!   Next up, “Aubergine” which also reminds me of a song… by Bruce Cockburn?  I can’t remember…

4 responses to “The Paler Shade of White Challenge

  1. Very cute. My favorite bookmark is a simple swatch of hand knit lace about the size on those cards. It makes reading even more of a pleasure!

  2. scrapdemon

    These are fantastic and put mine in the “shade” – Really need to pull out the stops with the aubergine/purple ones now to follow this!

  3. Sherry

    Wow, beautiful and you have worked really hard.

  4. Zoe

    These are great! Send me the best one!!!!! You definitely had a good idea of what you wanted to create! I did and then couldn’t find the accessories to make what was in my head! Great job!

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