Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year

This week's Bloggers Challenge is a color challenge based on this image. My first reaction was that the image and colors reminded me of Oriental Art. I have a book/CD with lots of Oriental backgrounds, so I went to it to see if there was anything close to the colors of the challenge. I narrowed down the choice and thought that this background was a great match for the color challenge. Then I did an Internet search for the characters for "Happy New Year" in ChineseI liked this image since it has the characters and the English and Chinese translation with them. I die cut the sentiment panel and a backing panel from lilac metallic paper. I stamped (Heartfelt Creations) and die cut (HC/Spellbinders) the flower on a light blue metallic paper. After adhering the pieces together to a green card base, I added some hollographic bling. It gives a really shiny bling to the card.
I am also entering this card into these challenges:
Take a Word -- NewYears
Created by Hand -- In with the New/Layered Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown -- Shiny New Year

11 comments:

Robyn said...

beautiful layering!
thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Bee-u-tiful Barb! Happy New Year to you too! hugz

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Totally awesome card, Barbara. Your colors are spot on and perfect on your Asian card. I love working with Asian imagery and their beautiful papers. I love creating handmade books using that theme. I just wish more people created Asian themed art...we don't see enough of it, IMHO. Thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

Great card. I liked the process of how you created this. That paper is pretty cool and so is the sentiment. Happy New Year!

Linda Monroe said...

This is a really fun and pretty card. Love the Chinese New Year theme. I can't believe it's almost time for that again!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Barb, love the paper you used with the splash of color.

Terry said...

Such an elegant card! Love the background and it is just perfect for this challenge! Hope the New Year is treating you well!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the colors - love the oriental papers for the BG!

Yolanda said...

Fun. Love the bling. Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown.

Yvonne Garner said...

I love all the thought you put into your card. Just gorgeous! Happy New Year! Best, Yvonne

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a lovely card Barbara! Such great prints and patterns! :D