Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A Little Bit Of Oriental

Last night was craft night with the girlies and this week, after tea and carrot and pistachio cake, we made cards with an oriental flavour.
I've been at my old Papermania oriental papers again in a bid to try to use up some older stash, I love the vibrant colours of these ones against the black mats.
The stamp is an old favourite by Personal Impressions, I've had her a while and never get bored of playing with her.  Last time I coloured her I used very muted colours so I decided to go bold and bright this time, colouring with my usual Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  I added some detail to the kimono with Sakura metallic pens and a Pearl Pen.  I also added a touch of glitter to the flowers on the fan with Star Dust Stickles.
The lanterns are gold peel offs which have been stuck onto patterned paper and cut out, I'm quite pleased with how they look even although they're peel offs!
The finishing flourishes on this one are my trademark ribbon and bow, along with a tag, gems and glitter domes.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Paper Pretties - #55 - square card
Ladybug Crafts - #1 - anything goes
Lia Stampz - #24 - red, ribbon, rhinestones (my rhinestones are yellow ones on the lanterns)
Amusing Challenges - colour with alcohol pens


  1. Love your card Wendy it is really beautiful. Love the colours. Tinaxx

  2. Wendy you have made a magnificent job of this card. The image (I can remember this one) is beautifully coloured and the whole card is beautifully put together. x

    Edna x

  3. Gorgeous card Wendy, the colours are gorgeous, the whole card is beautifully put together. Marlene

  4. Stunning card Wendy. I love the image and your colouring is as beautiful as ever. The papers and detailing are wonderful too.

  5. Stunning card Wendy, beautiful image and colours.
    Wendy xx

  6. wow this is stunning wendy.fantastic image and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  7. OMG this is stunning. I love it. Debs xx

  8. This is stunning and your coloring is amazing...such tiny areas to work in and the colors are beautiful too! wow.

    Thank you for joining my Amusing Challenges this week - I'm so happy that you shared your lovely work!

  9. OH WOW What a beautiful card, love your layout and the image, your colouring is amaaazing, thanks for joining our challenge at Ladybug crafts, Gaynor x


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