Thursday, 5 April 2018

Asian Inspired

I notice that Oriental themed stamps seem to be making a little bit of a comeback just recently. At one time they were immensely popular and now are undergoing a bit of a revival.
I remembered my little stash of embossing folders and stamps which have been neglected for a while so I have made some giving the old stuff an airing.
Will post the others as and when - but here's the last one I did yesterday ('cos it didn't stop raining here), and it just used up the leftovers from the days crafty sesh!
Quick, simple and I like it!

Chinese script on vellum. The branches cut from a bigger die in black pearly card and the flowers also from the same die set.
The 'vase' was a sentiment die with an oval centre - just snipped it off! I added a little bit of gold embossing powder to give it some texture.
And that's it.

It's a stunningly lovely spring day here (finally) - we have blue sky and sunshine - although still not very warm it is lovely to see the sun!
Sharing my little oriental make over at -
S+F=C -  CAS
Use Your Stuff - Spring
P B & More - Black/White plus 1 (hoping that the teeny bit of embossing doesn't count as another colour!)
SOS - Black/White + 1 (ditto about the embossing)
Library Challenge - Memoirs of a Geisha (stunning black/white/red cover too)

Thanks for visiting - have a great day! x

24 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

wow Viv, this is one gorgeous work here, loving the script on vellum...and the red and black...wowowowow
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Aileen said...

Hi Viv, Its been a while but I am finely getting around to visit blogs again.And am I glad to be here today. What a beautiful card. I have some stamps thatI bought from Penny Black and haven't used yet and they are so pretty.

This is just so stunning love the oriental writing in the background and the black vase and the red vase with the bit of black on it. Just perfect.

brenda said...

Would love Oriental to make a comeback, have so many I would love to use again. Very elegant creation and most appropriate the focal element is RED - did think you might manage to incorporate a number 3! Many thanks for joining is at Penny Black and More challenge, it's perfect.

Carole said...

This is brilliant Viv!....how clever of you to snip and make your vase! Reminds me about all my oriental stuff sitting there...maybe it will come back into use soon. Sunny here with blue sky today...a refreshing change to drowning!xx

Esther Asbury said...

I love your beautiful card! I have quite a few Asian stamps, but haven't used them in quite a few years! Your card inspires me to dig them out and ink them up again sometime soon!

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful Viv - the colours are just perfect. Been a perfect day in Morecambe too! Big hugs rachel x

Meggymay said...

The script looks super on the vellum, its a fantastic card design.
Yvonne xx

CornishKat said...

Gorgeous card, I love the pop of red.
Hugs,
Katrina x

Barb said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Viv. I really like the way you have used the vellum. I'm going to have to get my oriental stamps out for another inking! Barbxx

Loll said...

Fantastic design Viv! The Chinese characters on vellum look amazing. What a great backdrop for your gorgeous red vase. The gold embossing on one side is to creative. xx

Linby said...

oh Viv I cannot tell you how much I love this card - it's just beautiful.

Viv said...

Great card Viv, loving your pretty oriental theme too, another stunner ! hugs Viv xx

AlisonC said...

Great use of the script on Vellum, it really sets off the red vase and blooms. Love the feel of it. Everything comes back into fashion eventually!

susiestacey said...

Stunning card, always loved the oriental theme so hope it is making a comeback.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More, good luck x Susan x

Marina said...

It's great to rediscover your old stash and I think you've used yours in a very contemporary way - clean, classy and serene.
Thanks for joining The Library.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a gorgeous script on the vellum, it really makes your beautiful vase and flowers pop.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
Hugs.

pinky said...

Very beautiful, very striking and pretty to the eye Viv. Love it!

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! what a beautiful card, so very elegant and lovely! i love the asian vibe! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week!

Pia S said...

Love the look you’ve created here, everything is perfect. Love your creativity to make the vase.

Dotty Jo x said...

Perfect placement and a beautiful scene, Jo x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous oriental creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gina Arnone said...

Love the script on vellum, how neat! I really love how everything comes together on your card, so very pretty.

Claire said...

Beautiful card and design x

stempelbavaria said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More!
x Daniela (DT)