Monday, 26 July 2010

Oriental beauty...

Hi Susan here.

I have been very proud this week to be the Guest Designer at Lexi's Creations.

The challenge started today and is sponsored by Fairy Dust Craft, and the brilliant theme is paper piecing!! Full details can be found on the challenge blog, please go over and join in the fun with us all, the challenge closes on Sunday 8th August and the winner is announced on Monday 9th August. Lexi's Creations is all about the love of crafting and this is evident in the cards that are created by her wonderful DT team!!

Now to my card.. I used a great sketch from Paperplay even though I couldn't join in the challenge!!

My backing papers are from a CD rom of Joanna Sheen's called Eastern Treasures. Fabulous backing papers on this CD I love using them. I have distressed all the edges and all the patterned papers have been layered onto black for definition.

This is the beautiful digi image I was lucky to use this week, it is available from HERE. Her name is Okichi. I loved using this stamp with the technique of paper piecing.

I used Pro-Markers to colour the rest of the image in and then I inked the background before distressing the edges of the topper and layering it on red card.

This is one of the gorgeous tassels from Joanna Sheen.... The vintage brads are from our stash.

These little metal charms were from a gift I received one Christmas and saved just in case they could be used on something.... The ribbon as usual came from our local market.

This fan is one of the many toppers from the CD rom. I cut it out from the topper and glued it in place on my card, by the way the main backing paper is the muted picture of this fan!! Clever girl Joanna Sheen!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges...

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

25 comments:

  1. Hi Susan,
    This is so pretty. The paper piecing looks fab. Thanks for joining us again at PFP.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  2. Lovely card fab oriental theme. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

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  3. Hi Susan, what a pretty card. Love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  4. Such a pretty card Susan. Love the colours you've used and the details also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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  5. Great card Susan, love the papers and all the fantastic embellies. The image looks perfect with the paper you have used for piecing her dress. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week. :-) xx

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  6. Lovely Susan. Very elegant. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

    Hugs
    Judy

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  7. What a FAN-tastic card Susan ! (sorry, couldn't resist...) Seriously, your card is gorgeous, the paper piecing is perfect and I love the image... You have chosen the perfect embellishments - love the tassel and the little fan - as you always do. Just gorgeous ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

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  8. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  9. lovely card great colour combo and design hugs maxine

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  10. Oh Susan hunni it has been an absolute pleasure having you join the team this week with this stunning card :D

    hugs Lexi xxx

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  11. Another great entry Susan - gorgeous image and colouring!! Thanks for all your support for PFP! Hugs, Juliexx

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  12. SO delightful. Thanks for joining us here at DDSB for this weeks ANYTHING GOES challenge.

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  13. A beautiful card Susan, such gorgeous colours and details.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x
    www.craftyemmasstore.co.uk

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  14. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Raise the Bar!!!!

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  15. Your project is captivating!!! I am so happy that you have joined us at the Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week and Good Luck!
    KymKreates
    DT Coordinator

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  16. This is just beautiful.. love all the details..
    Hugs, Linda

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  17. Mam this card is beautiful. You've really captured the oriental theme perfectly. I love the muted colours accentuated by the bold red and black, they look fab together. The image is gorgeous and I really like the red leafy paper.
    Great card Mam xxx

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  18. A very "chinese" card, love it, looks great!!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirl‘s Sunday Stamp‘en Challenge and i hope you will be back next week for our new challenge, with one of your great artwork!! :o) (both you and your mother ;o))
    Hugs
    Elke

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  19. Your card is just beautiful! I love how you inspired us all at Lexi's!!!
    Hugs, Diana

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  20. Fabulous creation!
    DDSB Hugs
    Amber

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  21. Beautiful card, the image is gorgeous and I love the colour combo
    Thanks for joining us at CSSC
    Claire xx

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  22. Oh this is just amazing, all the oriental touches just set it off so perfectly, a fabulous creation, thanks for joining Lexi's Creations!

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  23. Hi Susan,

    Congratulations on winning 1st place at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge #17.

    Hugs
    Judy

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  24. This is awesome! Love all the little details! Gald you could join us as guest DT!
    xxAutumn

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  25. I was attracted to the multi images of your card, and really enjoyed your photos of them here. Love your blog wear too by the way!

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