Monday, October 08, 2012

Going Oriental.

 
It is Fluff''s  Godmother's Birthday today and as I know it has been received I can share it  with you. I rang the Godfather a few weeks ago to enquire on the favourite colour to be met by bemused silence. Finally after  an " Erm not quite sure about that" we  decided Turquoise would  possibly be a good bet.  ( Pleased to report the Godfather sporting a black eye has been adverted.)
I had it in my mind to do a card with a flower of some sort so an Oriental style card was born with a turquoise Chrysanthemum. The black/white silhouette design is from a Dover Publications CD-Rom and Book. I love the designs in there and am slowly getting through them (153 altogether). I printed onto beige cardstock and coloured the flowers and creases on the skirt using a turquoise promarker pen. The picture makes it look like I have adhered to a turquoise backing card but it is in fact just where I have created a box around the  design using the promarker and then trimming close up to the lines.  I made the flower from a combination of petals from The Spellbinders  Carnation Creations die and a Sizzix Embosslits die (654887). The corner was cut using Sizzix die 654470. I like  these corners.There are 4 different designs in the pack. The little blue squares are leftovers from cutting the corner. Waste not want not!! I then used an oriental style font on the computer for the wording.
Have used snippets of turquoise card stock for the flower / corner and snippets from snippets so am popping over to the playground at Pixies Crafty Workshop: #41
Also the following challenges:
Make it Monday Party: Always Anything goes.
Craft Mania: Happy Birthday.
By the Cute & Girly: Birthday challenge.
Whoopsiedaisy Challenge: Flowers Galore.
Fan 'N' Funky: No patterned paper.
Totally Gorjuss: anything goes.
 
 

30 comments:

  1. What a lovely card. The design is so unusual. I'm sure your friend will be really pleased with it.
    Ali x

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  2. Lovely card Mrs A, wonderful design and colours. I'm sure your recipient loved it.

    Big hugs xx

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  3. What a sweet and elegant card!!!! Lovely flower! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

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  4. Well, I know it has been loved and is up for all to see! Brilliant oriental style card, the corner die really adds to the feel. xxx

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  5. Exceptional Oriental Card Mrs. A! Fabulous color and design, LOVE that image and that corner die is absolutely perfect!
    Hugs
    Bernie

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  6. This is a lovely oriental style card, fab silhouette and Chrysanthemum.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  7. Gorgeous love the image and teh corner die xxx

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  8. I am sure the godmother who will receive this card ...will adore this what a super oriental card I love the flower it's fab we'll done . thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week and good luck Hugs Elaine

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  9. Wow Mrs A - this is just fabulous! Beautifully done, love absolutely every single thing about it - hugs, Di xx

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  10. What a stunning oriental card Mrs A ! Love the silhouette and the corner is beautiful ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  11. This card is really beautiful, the colour is just perfect and I was so pleased to receive it. It is so nice to have a friend who can make such lovely cards and being on the receiving end of them, thank you.

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  12. Hi Mrs A, What a lovely oriental card this image and the layout is gorgeous so like the colour you have used too! thank you for your lovely comments take care! x

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  13. This is so beautiful and elegant! Love the black/blue /white color combo! Very effective! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

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  14. Super card, great image and colours. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good Luck.

    Pat xx

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  15. Very interesting and original birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

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  16. Wow this looks absolutely superb. What a great silhouette and I love the design with the flowers and the spelled sentiment. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck, Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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  17. Clever illusion..really pretty and what man knows his better half's favourite colour...I bet mine wouldn't.
    xx

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  18. This is gorgeous, I love the design and the colours are fabulous.

    Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge

    Sue

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  19. i do love those colours together, really striking and unusual. Thank you for your visit today. I have to say that not only did Hobby Art not ask questions but they also gave the explanation of what had gone wrong with a full apology. Hopefully the replacement stamps will arrive tomorrow. Such service deserves praise and further purchases. Have a good week. xx Maggie

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  20. I love oriental themed items. I once had an oriental dining room - black and soft pink with cherry blossoms, shoji lamps and china oriental ladies. I wonder what happened to them. A lovely card, Mrs. A! Perfect lettering choice too! Hugs, Lesley

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  21. BEAUTIFUL card very colourful such imagination ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

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  22. what a beautiful card ,love the image and the colour is gorgeous
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

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  23. what a beautiful card ,love the image and the colour is gorgeous
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

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  24. Stunning card and coloring. Loz
    Visiting from MIM

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  25. Fun card, love the color combo...Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  26. Fabulous image! Stunning colors. Sure glad you shared it over at MIM, that way I got a chance to see your creation.

    Tamie
    #187

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  27. wow Mrs A. you ave been so busy with all your cards above as well, I love this one too.
    ... and great snippets card - the top one in silhouette is very striking! thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

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  28. So elegant and those colours are beautiful together. Thank you for entering BTC&G's birthdays challenge and good luck.
    Geraldine

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