Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Oriental Card

Making this kind of card is a little bit outside my comfort zone, but when I saw the challenge from Sophisticats today, I remembered that I had this stamp which was a freebie from Craft Stamper Magazine. Until now it has remained unused in its little packet, but the joy of challenges is simply that... to challenge you, to stretch you into making things that otherwise would have remained untried.
I don't actually know what the characters on this stamp mean, if anyone can translate, I would be delighted to know what it says.
I decided to use the colour choice form Colour Create this week which is Red, Black and Off White... I used ivory.
The fancy border is from a Cuttlebug die, which because of its Curls and Swirls, makes it eligible for the challenge from Tuesday Taggers this week. They have a challenge sponsored by Crafty Individuals who supply fabulous crafty items and are giving a fabby prize, so why not check them out!
Also Corrosive Challenge - Asian Theme
The flowers are from a Woodware punch!
I'm off out now to do a little shopping!

22 comments:

  1. It might be a little out of your comfort zone but I really like how it's turned out Chrissie.
    A x

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  2. Its all Japanese to me Chrissie! LOL. Lovely card, that scroll is scrummy.

    Barbaraxx

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  3. what a great stamp to get as a freebie - you've worked wonders with it. CAS love it.
    Linbyx

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  4. I love it Chrissie that image is lovely the colours are perfect for the Oriental theme and I love the simplicity

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  5. Works for me! Love the cream instead of white too, much less harsh.

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  6. Love the image and glad you finally got it out of the bag, lol. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week and hope to see you back next week. Hugs Tracy x

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  7. Beautiful card - I agree - I love challenges as they push you outside of your comfort zone and stretch your imagination.

    Wedgie xx

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  8. Chrissie this is just beautiful, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

    ps Tuesday Taggers are looking for Swirls and Curls, this would fit perfectly...xxx

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  9. Chrissie - lovely oriental card - I think the wording says - crispy seaweed with soy sauce, forget the chopsticks, I want a knife and fork. But I could be wrong!!!

    Lovely colours.

    Paula x x x

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  10. Really lovely sophisticated card. Thanks for playing at TT this week. Jill

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  11. What a fab card Chrissie. Thanks for playing at TT this week.xxx

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  12. Great card, love the swirls. Thanks for playing along with TT this week and good luck with the prize draw.
    Pat xx

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  13. Lovely card...thnaks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

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  14. Not been by for a while Chrissie, so glad you joined the fun at TT this week and sharing this great make with us. Good luck in the draw.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week

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  16. Sorry to disappoint you but it is the collective opinion of 2 Japanese, 1 Taiwanese and 2 Chinese colleagues that your Oriental symbols are meaningless!! Just artistic/stylised versions of Chinese characters. It's definitely not Japanese, even though the lady is! The top character is quite close to the Chinese word for "dew" as in morning dew, but that's all! The rest just look pretty!!

    Brenda

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  17. Just beautiful!! stunning and elegant!!!
    thanks for joining C.C this week

    Hugs Di xxx

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  18. You did an awesome job for being out of your comfort zone! Very nice!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-Cat this week!
    Hugs,
    Diana

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  19. Lots of lovely swirly-curliness!
    Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Taggers this week hun.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  20. gorgeous oriental card Chrissie, I love the minimal look...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

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  21. It involved something similiar to knights, or warriors, and trying to form them into complicated groups in order to win. I sort of remember it being an oriental theme, but I'm really clueless.

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Chrissie