Friday, August 31, 2012

Asian theme

 As I was looking through my incidental paper stash, I came across the Asian paper you can see in the background. Suddenly my card headed in an Asian  direction.
Today is Friday which means Bloggers Challenge. This week Lisa provided a wonderful sketch to follow. I am also entering my card in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge which has the theme anything goes as long as there is at least one Cheery Lynn die used.
 I dry embossed the paper using an Asian floral embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I placed the lattice diecut (Cheery Lynn French lattice large) over the background. The center panel was stamped twice using a Kodomo stamp. The center border panel is part of the ribbon eyelet border from Cheery Lynn. The beautiful lady in the focal oval is a stamp from Stampington. She was colored with copics.
It's amazing how art can go in a completely different direction than one anticipates. I had no thoughts of creating an Asian themed card until I got started on it. Yet here it is.

6 comments:

Jodi said...

Very pretty!!! fabulous mix of dies! Good Luck and thank you for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a lovely card Barbara, great image, beautifully colored. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Anita Houston said...

Just something about a beautiful Asian face...this is just gorgeous!

Basement Stamper said...

WOW!! This card is phenomenal, I love the dry embossing with that lattice die over it. Looks so cool! Great job with the sketch this week!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- Gorgeous! I love the Asian themes as of late- the image is so pretty and LOVE the BG paper and embossing!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful image, wonderful take on the sketch!