Monday, 31 January 2011

Simply Oriental

In recognition of Chinese New Year on 3 February - it will be the year of the rabbit - this week's challenge on Daring Cardmakers is to produce something oriental or featuring a rabbit.

This is also for Stamp man 15 'oriental', Asian/Chinese New Year for My Sheri crafts 42 and Chinese new year - celebrate Asia for Sentimental Sundays (sorry the sentiment is tiny, but the love sentiment is there in Chinese and English text).

For this card I used a piece of textured paper from the DCWV Far East stack - I do love these papers, but haven't used any of them for quite some time, so I enjoyed making this card. Because the paper has so much already on it, it's not necessary to add much to it and it would detract from what's there already.

I used some PM oriental stamps that I bought a while ago and hadn't used up until now. I stamped The hanging lanterns on the left towards the top with tattered rose DI, which only just shows up, but is in keeping with the other pale pinky images already on the paper. I then stamped the tree in the bottom left corner and the symbol with the word love in the top right corner. The addition of a few coins finished the card.

I'm really tempted to add more, but it doesn't need it, so I'm leaving it as it is.

I'm also linking this for Flourishes timeless 102: add some kind of hardware (the coins)


  1. lovely paper and lucky coins.

  2. A beautiful card Hazel - love the soft colours and the stamped images. It captures the Oriental theme perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Sentiemntal Sundays this week.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

  3. That's lovely Hazel, glad you got to use those papers again. x

  4. Lovely use of those papers Hazel. Good to have you joining in and celebrating the Chinese New Year withThe Daring Cardmakers

  5. Really pretty, the soft colours are very restful!

  6. Beautiful card Hazel. It speaks volumes to me & reminds me of Beijing!

  7. Love the subtle stamping on your card Hazel - it's truly beautiful. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  8. What beautiful paper and I love how your stamping and coins adds just the right note to it. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!!

  9. This looks so serene Hazel, it is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Stamp Man.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. What a beautiful card. I would love to be in your oriental garden!

  11. oh it looks JUST like a tapestry! Fabulous job!

    thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!



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