I wanted to create a zen garden on a card
I used Adventure Bound DP to cover the front of the card. I blended various greens and blues to make the water and splodged on some water droplets to create rain drops on water effect. The two fish are from a magazine freebie set, as are the Chinese characters.
I added a touch of gold to the fish and some die cut leaves to overhang the 'pond'
The layers are black and gold and inside I have made a liner and stamped the greeting, with what looks like a Chinese or Japenese translation (it's not really, that would be very impressive!)
I used a sentiment from Wetlands, very appropriate!
Hope you get chance to play along and create something masculine and Oriental....think sushi, karate, samurai, lanterns, anything you like!