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Monday 27 September 2010

Spotlight - Oriental

Welcome back to another Spotlight Challenge here at Crafty Cardmakers and for the next 2 weeks we are looking at an ORIENTAL theme. There are so many styles of Oriental around to suit every taste from cutsie to classy so come and have a go at this style.

As always the challenge will run for 2 weeks alongside the regular challenge which is currently AROUND THE WORLD so you can enter into both as that one is open until 4th Oct.

The prize for this challenge is an Oriental cardmaking kit from The Stampman as shown above.
The team of Little Misses have done a beautiful job of these and so many ideas so please leave them some loves :)

I have used an unmounted stamp which I've had for years and have long forgotten from whence it came!
I started by using two colours of Distress inks on my card then stamped the image in black Versafine, I used a post-it note to mask the image and stamped the bamboo to frame the left side of the image and while the mask was still in place I spritzed on some green Altered Originals ink. The backing is some handmade oriental paper which I've had kicking around for a long time and I used some Mizuhiki cords to tie a knot which the instructions called Felicitatieknoop (not sure which language the instructions are in - just as well there were diagrams!). The greeting translates as Love.

Isn't she so cute, I love this image from Mo Manning. She is colored with Copics in a monochromatic theme. Background dark purple, I cut a circle out and then embossed with CB swiss dots. Next I put a square of purple floral under the circle. I then cut out a strip and cut scallops in it with a PTI border die, and stamped with a script in white and added ribbon. All done.

I'd love to take the credit, but the piccie of bamboo was copied from an old picture I have had for years using my grey Copics onto Ryman's coated card.
The oriental writing was stamped with Brilliance Rocket Red over the painted image.
This was mounted onto silver foil board and then with 3d foam onto hammered white cardstock.
The knotted cord is held in place with red sealing wax and an oriental coin.

I used an image from Joanna Sheen's Eastern Treasures cd.  I used gold and Blue Spica Pens to add detail to the fruit and birds. I cut the image into three panels and then mounted them onto black card.  This I  mounted onto matching paper from the cd.   I stamped Japanese Tilda with Memento Black Ink.  I coloured her skin with copics and her hair with black soot distress ink.  I used a combination of mica paint and distress inks to colour her clothes.  I used distress inks and mica paint on the flowers and leaves.  I created a black card and edge this with gold peel offs.  Then mounted everything onto this.

I used a stamp which was a Secret Santa gift a couple of years ago, stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers. I stamped the image a second time, and removed the main image, leaving the frame and flowers only, and mounted thiat on the main image with sticky pads. I embossed some red mirri-board in my Wizard with a Papermania embossing folder, and finished the card with a green swirl, some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and one I made with crepe paper.


  1. Love all the Dt's cards, love to read their 'bit's about the card too. Looking forward to doing this challenge, I love oriental.

  2. I really enjoyed this challenge - have had all this Japanese stuff for a while and you gave me the perfect excuse to use it :) xx

  3. Love your blog. Beautiful DT cards.


  4. This was a wonderful challenge. The perfect excuse to break out some of my Asian stamps and paper. Thanks!

  5. Loved this challenge. Hasa box of Oriental stamps and rarely use them. This gave me a chance. I love Oriental things.


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