Monday, 1 March 2010

Asian challenges for the new year

I must have been in tune with someone over the weekend, as after trying to reorganise my craft room I found these stamps I'd not used in a while and decided to play a little, only to find that the corrosive challenge has an asian theme and that just happened to be the catergory my stamp falls into. The image is of a heron which apparently is a symbol of longevity so I was told by a person of oriental descent. The reason is they mate for life so whether its longevity of a partnership or life I'm not sure but it sounds a nice sentiment whichever, well I think so. I made 2 different cards using the same image so I guess you get 2 for the price of one, both images are powder embossed  the first in black and then painted with moonglow powders, simply mounted and I added a tassel I made a while ago when I was experimenting. I think the tassel is just the finishing tough and it would make a fab card for a man.

The second card I made I used moonglow embossing powder madonna blue/gold, although it does look more silver, and I love the effect. I stamped onto vellum which I am always a little wary of doing for some reason.
The base card is spritzed with moonglow mist and then I used pearl blue embossing powder on the little text symbols which I dotted around the background and then repeated inside the card. The whole thing is again finished with homemade tassels in complementing colours. This I think could double as a mans card or an anniversary card, see what you think.
I must have known there would be more than one asian theme as Sophisticats also has an oriental themed challenge this time, hope they don't mind sharing the same post.

6 comments:

Avril Ann said...

Julye, fabulous Oriental card, love it, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this weeks. Hugs Avril xxx

Squirrel x said...

Beautiful work Juls, love how you have created the oriental look. Amazing. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Tasha said...

Gorgeous card, the image is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-Cats this week and we hope you'll be back next week
Tasha
xxxxx

Crafteezee said...

Wow, you've been busy. I struggled with one. Thanks for joining us at Sophisitcats this week. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Tracy x

Moshie said...

Wow! Very pretty card!!! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-Cat this week!
Hugs,
Diana

gina g said...

Fab cards love the image. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats challenge this week. luv gina xx