Thursday, April 28, 2011

Red & Gold

My friend Juliet is one crafty lady - she is a master of inchies and ATCs, as well as beading, stamping and drawing. She inspires me and yes, pushes me to do more and to do better work.

Recently she was asked to be the "muse" over at Gingersnap Creations and you can see her work here on her blog, Ballpoint Bliss.

Well, I decided to try my hand at this week's challenge over at Gingersnap Creations - Red and Gold but the twist was this month they are featuring an Asian style. I really don't have an asian stamps but I thought my bird from Exotic Bird Collages might just work...what do you think?!?




Card Materials: all stamps and papers from The Angel Company

I stamped my image with red and gold pigment inks and then clear embossed it. The gold didn't really pop so I reheated the image and sprinkled gold embossing powder on top...not the easiest technique but it made a big difference. The Decorative Corners are clear embossed and I just layered two gold ribbons of different sizes to add a little more gold and interest to the card.

Both of these stamp sets are retiring and The Angel Company put them on sale right now for an unbelievable price!


9 comments:

Alexa said...

I love the bird - definitely got an asian flavour. Thank you for entering the Gingersnap Creations challenge.

disneychickstamper said...

Great card and it looks pretty Asian! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

That's a really beautiful card!

trisha too said...

VERY pretty!

:)

Juliet A said...

I love how you did this! The embossing with the collage image looks very complicated and rich, and the rest of the card is a real symphony of texture.

Yeah, yours is better than mine, but I don't mind!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful Asian Art. Gorgeous!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love this! I'm glad you found my blog.

Kim said...

Just Beautiful! I like how you paired the decorative corners with it...

MezzoKat said...

Elegantly beautiful!