Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vintage Artfully Asian

Hi there! I finally received my Asian Artistry stamp set!! I had ordered the Spanish version by mistake and had to send it back, one of those moments I guess!! (Edited to Add here: See, I didn't get the name right on my blog, no wonder I ordered the wrong Stamp Set!! The correct name of this stamp set is: Artfully Asian!!!) :-)

I really love this set and couldn't wait to create with it. When I sat down, I certainly didn't plan on a vintage feel, I was thinking along the lines of a card with more Asian flair, and somehow ended up with this! Funny how we think one thing and do another!!

I used the Bella Birds dsp (retired), along with Bordering Blue & So Saffron cardstock. The image was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured using my markers and aqua painter & paintbrush. I went over the whole image (when dry) with a Sakuro Jelly Roll pen in clear, to give it a bit of a sheen, something I don't think you can see in the photo. I also used a border punch that I got at Michael's. Again, these punches aren't quite as nice to use as SU's punches, but I really loved this look.

Originally, I had placed Vanilla Grosgrain along the bottom, but it just didn't look right, so off it came (after the card was completed, of course! lol) and I added the fabric lace trim. I've put some Fray Check on the sides so it won't unravel. The half back pearls, well I know, I got a little carried away with them, but I like the look. :-)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is wonderful. We have more cool, rainy weather today for the most part, but I guess that just means more time indoors for stamping!! Got to look at the bright side of things! :-)


Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty pretty, love that lace, just the right touch.

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous---I wish I had gotten some of that paper! The lace really adds a special touch!

June Houck said...

BEAUTIFUL! Your card is so elegant and looking at it brings serenity. I would frame this card :)