i decided I wanted to do something a little different for a change and as there are a couple of challenges with an oriental theme in honour of the up coming Chinese new year I decided I'd have a play and see what I could do. I was surprised at how many oriental style stamps I actually have , from the stampman, simon says and some kits from QVC too. I didn't want to do a card so decided I'd alter one of the plain note books I bought for keeping notes about different challenges in, you know if I don't write it down?
I didn't fancy using a person so went with this cute Panda from Simon says along with some bamboo that I used to create a bottom frame from The Stampman. I stamped the panda in just black whispers dye ink and the bamboo he is eating I coloured with sakura pen. The bamboo leaves I stamped with 3 different green inks and then cut around the top edge and tucked the Panda behind on the book front. The top space looked quite bare and rather than leaving it or adding some text I used a blossom stamp that is Judikins from stamp addicts and the lanterns are again from the simon says set. The blossoms I coloured with promarkers and the lanterns again with sakuras and then just stuck them on. I stamped a sentiment from a gardening set also by the Stampman over the bamboo leaves, not actually oriental but I think it has the same kind of profoundness.
I have to say I love the look it has given the book it feels quite relaxing when I look at it probably all the soft colours and the cuddly looking Panda.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
daring cardmakers-oriental or rabbits
Simon says-animal antics
rainbow lady-use a bear