Sunday, 25 April 2010

CD Sunday Challenge 2 - Artfully Asian


Hi everyone, I'm back today with my card for the second challenge at CD Sunday where the theme this week is 'Artfully Asian'.
Now, I'm the first to admit that I'm not 'into' oriental style cards. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing what other people do with the lovely images, but personally I'm useless at making them look attractive. Consequently I never make oriental cards if it can be helped, so this theme really WAS a challenge for me.
In order to try to make my card a little more appealing, I decided to use the wonderful octagonal easel card template from Crafty Ann's.

Card Details:
* Image - Joanna Sheen's 'Oriental Dreams' CD
* Papers - K & Co
* Everything else from my stash

I used a Sakura Pen-Touch gold pen (also from Joanna Sheen) to edge the template, mounted the image onto some pearlescent paper, designer paper and gold miri card and finished off with a couple of oriental peel-offs.
The 'stand' part of the easel card was embellished with Spellbinder's Shapeabilities 'Fancy Tags' die cut and the sentiment was produced on the PC.

11 comments:

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chrissie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Beryl K said...

There's nothing wrong with your Oriental card Chrissie. I think it's stunning
Beryl x

Doreen said...

Hi Chrissie Your card is beautiful, I love the different shaped easel.
I would like to also thank you for the lovely comments you made on my blog. All of you cards are pretty special too.xxx

Christine said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie, love your easel shape. I wouldn't know that you don't do 'Oriental'
Christine x

Sheila - Ginger said...

You never cease to amaze me Chrissie with your cards.....you rise to every challenge and you've certainly risen to this one.....it's gorgeous!!! Welldone!

Lots of love Sheila xxx

Barb said...

Oh, wow, Chrissie! This is beautiful and I love the non-square shape for the easel card (I feel a steal coming!) You captured the Asian style very nicely! I have Asian stamps, paper and embellies but never get around to making a card, but I think they are beautiful!

lol, my friend!

Jill said...

wow Chrissie what a fab easel card hugs Jill xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card Chrissie. I love the unusal shape. I wouldn't be brave enough to do it. Cathy xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Chrissie, I don't make many oriental cards either as they don't sell but this one is perfect. I like the combination of the image with the template. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Beryl said...

Gorgeous Chrissie - that image goes so well with the octagon easel shape.
Beryl xx

Ann Whitfield said...

I'm having to play catch up Chrissie - no internet all weekend!! I love what you've done here, the octagonal easel showcases the lovely image perfectly.
Ann x