Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Asian Theme at Artful Times

Over at Artful Times Challenge Blog the theme is Asian.



I didn't think I had any stamps that would fit the theme but then I found a very old set that I bought from Lakeland when they still sold craft stuff.  The images are all stamped in black Versafine and embossed in clear powder.  I thought red and black suited the theme so did a bit of mat and layering, added some ribbon and stamped the background with some of the smaller stamps in the set.  I carried these over the edges of the main images instead of just leaving them behind.  So there you have it, my entry into the challenge.  Please pop over and see the brilliant designs Von and Neet have come up with and have a look at the other fab entries.  Thanks for stopping by and thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my last post (Abstract Cards). I really appreciate it your comments really boost my confidence which is not that great!  Take care. Christine xx

16 comments:

Marleine said...


Hiya Chris,

Great card. Love the stamps. You are going back a while with those stamps, they suit the subject well. Shame they stopped selling craft stuff.
Look forward to seeing you soon. Xx

Redanne said...

Perfect for an oriental theme, the red and black work so well together. A very striking card Chris. I agree with Marleine above, it is a pity they stopped stocking crafty items. Hugs, Anne x

SUE said...

Hi Chris!!! well you can stop right there with having no confidence girl because your cards are always lovely!!! and this is another stunner..love black and red so elegant love those images huggles hun Sue J xxxx

May said...

Hi Chris....I agree with Sue above... your work is always fabulous young lady!!!This Asian Themed card is Beautiful... Love the red & black and the stamps are perfect... Love it... Hugs May x x x

chrissies said...

This is beautiful and you have chosen just the right colours for the theme. I have that set of stamps as well from way back when and I still like them.

Love Chrissie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chris this is just a perfect card for a Asian/Chinese theme. I always think red and black remind me of those beautiful lacquered cabinets you see. I don't know why you don't have any confidence because your cards are always fabulous, really I mean it Chris. xx

Jackie said...

The red and black create such a striking and sophisticated card, Chris. I love all the layers and how the ribbon ties the squares together (excuse the pun!). Gorgeous!

Jackie said...

P.S. You should feel proud of all your work and be confident in your skill, Chris. You always create such beautiful things. Don't listen to that inner critic, just go and create!

Von said...

Yes I remember the stamps :) love what you have done with them :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von ☺

Heather Alger said...

Great card design, works beautifully.

Sylv said...

Red and black a fab combination for the Chinese New Year, love those stamps.

Sylv xx

sandee said...

You should have all the confidence in the world, as your stuff is awesome. I love this asian inspired card, fabulous! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and say hi, it's always appreciated! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

mypapercraftworld said...

The bold red and black are so perfect for this oriental card, Chris, it's so striking! Anita :)

podgypanda said...

Just love black and red...It's a lovely card Chris, good luck in the challenge.
Julie X

Sandra's Spot said...

Love thw red and black combo it makes such a stunning card and perfect stamps. Hugs Sandra X

Neet said...

Hopefully your confidence is well boosted with the lovely comments you have received. Sorry I am so late blame it on the jet lag please.
This is lovely, and I do like black and red for anything Chinese. The images look to be embossed, they stand out so well.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times,
Hugs, Neet xx