Tuesday 10 November 2009

Shades of Asia

The challenge this week on Dottie's wonderful world is 'around the world' - to give a foreign touch to our creations.

It was a good opportunity (or 'excuse'!) to get the 'Holly and Madison's world tour' download from Charmed cards and crafts - I used 'Holly in China'.

'Asia' is the topic this week on Wednesday Stamper (only just getting in on time), so I thought this is appropriate for that as well.

The colourss used are good for Color throwdown 67 soft sky, always artichoke, kraft, dusty durango

and for Diva coffee break designs 152: creamy caramel, ruby red, always artichoke and bravo burgundy

Papers are DCWV Far East - and as there are butterflies, it's good for Sophisticat 10: 'wings' and Flutter by Wednesday 82 - an open challenge to use a butterfly or fairy.

The challenge on this week's All that scraps was to use an older stamp set - one that perhaps has been neglected - well I bought a set of two sheets of HOTP stamps that included the Chinese writing I've used here - I haven't used this for a long time. I stamped with Brilliance pearlesscent crimson and embossed. The base card is from PDA. I lined the inside with another piece of the Far East paper so that it shows through the holes. The flower behind the Holly in China image was swiped with a stazon ink pad.

As I used my 'big bite' to punch the holes in between the scallops, I'm hoping this is OK for this week's the Digi Kitty Meow Monday: 'punch it!'