Saturday, 7 May 2011

Asian beauty

With so many new releases from sweetpea going on right now, it got me looking through my older stamps. This one is called black haired lady from plate 22 and it's one of the first plates from ching chou kuik. I'm not sure I have used it before so it was definitely time for it to see some ink. I love the asian feel of this stamp and since I got some asian inspired papers when my sweetheart came back from the US, I knew they would fit perfectly. The papers are from a die cuts with a view pack called far east.

I often feel that I'm not having enough embellishments and decide when I start that this time I'll fill the card to the brim. But then I use these beautiful images and papers and I don't want to take focus off them. So in the end this is what I get :) Very clean and simple.

I'm quite happy with the little embellishment I did add. I used a Chinese coin with a brad and a flower. I also used white mesh that I inked with a promarker and cut out two leaves. I think this way the embellishment compliments the image instead of stealing focus from it.

Hope you're having a fantastic day and find time to ink up some of your sweetpea stamps, whether they are old or new.

I haven't heard from my sweetpea candywinner, so unless I hear from her before tomorrow I'll draw a new winner.


I love promarkers - songtitle (mine is "China girl" by David Bowie)
Papertake weekly - anything goes with optional extra: something round

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WeirdCat said...

Such a pretty card, lovely colours,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Julie said...

A fab card and song title. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Julie W x