Saturday, January 17, 2009

An Oriental kind of card



This morning I have been going through old stamping magazines and tearing out pages that still interested me and then they go into the rubbish. It is interesting to see the styles of stamping changing over the years as in the magazines. This is the first clean out of magazines I have done in eight years sooo I have quite a stash!

It is so dreadfully hot and humid here today - so the air con is on and I made this card in the cool! I used the sketch that Keesh put up for a challenge this week for the Stampin' Up! group. My dear friend Bethel showed me how to use this Lucys Stamps image like this and I loved how she did it.

I masked a circle on to white card and using a Lucys shadow stamp, I stamped all over the white card with SU Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow and then overstamped a little with Tempting Turquoise. Then using the reverse circle mask, I stamped with Barely Banana, Ruby Red and a touch of Apricot Appeal.

The image is stamped with SU Chocolate Chip and layered on to Cameo Coral. There is a little dragonfly charm in the centre of the wording circle.

Stamps: Riveting [retired SU set], SU Weathered background and two of Lucys Stamps
Card: Apricot Appeal, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Cameo Coral
Ink: SU Brocade Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red

18 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

I love the oriental style of card - it gorgeous.
Have left you a well deserved award on my blog!
Enjoy your visitors....

Elizabeth said...

I love all your cards! I especially like this one!

Leigh said...

Oh Jean this is fabulous. Love the colours and that stamp is great. I have the background stamp but not that bird one.
Love the layout too.

Felicia said...

I've never made a oriental style card. Yours is fabulous! Great job on cleaning out your magazine stash. I too have a stash and I have an obsession with different magazines. I just recently got rid of a bunch of magazines too.

Zarna said...

That card makes me want to book a trip to china!
It's gorgeous

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beuatiful creation, so well done!

Jackie said...

This is really pretty...I like the colors you used! nice job!!!

Aimee said...

autiful card... orienal is always been one of my favorite styles...

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

Very pretty card! So funny to hear you say how hot and humid it is, when I'm freezing here in northeastern USA!

sarahw said...

What a great card. I love the colors and the masking technique you did! Very Cool.

Scrubbysue said...

How pretty jean! this is beautiful! I just love oriental cards. TFS!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Ohhh Jean your Crane stamp card has come up a treat ... love it ...Gosh it's been ages since I've used that stamp now. You are such a treasure keeping busy & still finding time to create as well ... take care ... B

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Very beautiful! Enjoy your warm weather...it is freezing over here.

stampingplace said...

This is an amazing card. I still don't quite know how you made all the colors on the paper look like strokes, but it looks fantastic.

Chrissie said...

Beautiful Jean... you have done a fabulous job blending the colours!

Kylie said...

Stunning card Jean!!!
Love the cards, just stunning!
Take Care

~Kylie~

LaToya said...

Hi Jean,
Thanks for the great idea with the magazines. I always see a few things I really like but hold on to the entire magazine. No room for that anymore.

Maria said...

how beautiful! the layout is great and your coloring is superb.