Oriental Expressions!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Another card and probably the last for a few days.

I followed this sketch from Friday Sketchers


And the theme is from One Stop Craft Challenge which is called "Craft like an Egyptian or other countries in general!" So I picked China.

Here's my card:


The stamp is from Debbi Moore Designs which I coloured with water colour pencils. The backing paper is from DCWV Far East and some stardream card.
The blooms are from Colour Connection. The coin is from a set I bought ages ago from Joanna Sheen - but this is the first time I used them! The With Love stamp is another old faithful from Anita's and the florish stamp is from Papermania. It was cut using a label nestie and outlined with a pentouch pen - also from Joanna Sheen.

Here's the inside:


It's funny, I used to moan at the thought of just putting a plain insert into a card - but I'm loving decorating them and it's like a wee surprise waiting for the recipient!

I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!


Scrapmumur said...

This is marvellous card!!
Fabulous colours and details.
Lovely flowers.
You have interpreted my sketch beautifully and I am very happy.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs Mumur

Paula said...

Oh this is such a pretty card thankyou for taking part in the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Donna said...

Wow, fabulous card, love the embellishements you've added. Thanks for taking part in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

Beryl said...

It's lovely. We're not seeing many Oriental ones at the moment. Again, the matching inside is beautiful.
Beryl xx

Sharon said...

ooooh! Oriental - one of my favourites. This is incredibly beautiful. Perfectly coloured image and your papers and embellishments are superb. Thanks for sharing this with us, and for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Andria said...

Totally Gorgeous card, i'm determined to join in a challenge soon. I've a little something for you at my blog :)

Bev said...

Fabulous card hun, the images are gorgeou

hugs Bev x

Shelley said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love the image and colours you have used. Thanks for joining in with our One Stop Craft Challenge.
Shelley xx

Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous card I love what you have done with it. I have this stamp and haven't inked it up yet its stunning the colours and embellishments really make it.

Fab blog.