I'm into Oriental cards it seems! Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog got me started with their challenge. After I made my first card I was looking through Mo's Digital Pencil Too Blog - have you found it yet? I know a couple of you have tried the digital images. Mo calls these illustration's, which is fair enough in my book they are beautiful!!
I've picked one illustration to play with and decided to combine it with the Mojo sketch 104 for this week, so this little card will go into two challenges - yeah.... one day I might be lucky!!!
- Illustration: Mo's Girl in a Kimono
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers.
- Card: GKD Pure Luxury for the base card, Gold craft card, SU pretty in pink and bashful blue and Yuzen Chiyogami Washi (Japanese Paper).
I started with a layer of gold card and followed this with the bashful blue that was embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. I lay a strip of Japanese paper followed by a finer strip of pretty in pink that I dry embossed using a bone scorer.
Once the image was coloured with Copics I used a Spellbinder circle die to cut it out. This was then adhered to a circle of gold card.
The Sentiment was computer generated, cut with a smaller die and sponged with pretty in pink whilst still in the die. This was also adhered to a circle of gold card and attached over the larger circle with foam tabs. Three small gold brads were added and the completed panel was attached to the base card.
I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out - I was worried the gold might be a bit much but I think it works quite well with the Oriental theme. What do you think?
Don't forget to call in on Mo I think you'll enjoy the visit if you have'nt already that is!
I'm off to bake a cake.... Walshie will be working from home tomorrow and he takes over the kitchen so better get organised today!!!
Edited Note: I baked a coconut slice using a recipe given me by one of the craft girls (Le girls). As this post is about sharing I thought I'd share the recipe with you it's quick and easy and turns out well every time!!
Just went one step further and took a picture and then........ played with Elements.... you'll have to click on the image to read the recipe though.................... so here it is .....enjoy!
Till next time.........