Thursday, 20 February 2014

Oriental Inspiration

I just picked up a copy of my regular crafting magazine and this month the free gift is a set of acrylic stamps all inspired by the Orient. I have combined a few of them in my card for CAS Colours and Sketches this week. The stating point is a colour challenge and we have these three delicious colours to play with

You don't have to use the exact Stampin' Up colours, just the nearest you have. I used Mimento London Fog for the grey.

The background is made using an acrylic block printing technique, and I wasn't brave enough to do it one-layer, but I do think that would look great! The cherry blossom and storks symbolise happiness I think, so the Chinese characters beneath are perfect. Really happy with the simplicity of this design, would look great in blue too-like the Willow pattern china!


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I do like the oriental theme - so pretty! Great colours for the challenge!

  2. Love this card, Louise! The beautiful watercolor background is a perfect pairing with the oriental stamp images!

  3. This is beautiful Louise! Love the acrylic stamping works really well for this card! I'd love to see it in blue...fancy a try? ;)
    Lizy xx

  4. Hi Louise - hope you are OK - love this oriental themed card - very pretty - Jacqueline xx

  5. The abstractness of the blocked background works perfectly with the Asian theme, and it's so pretty in these colors! Super job, Louise! :)


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Louise xx