Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Oriental influence

Have you noticed how Oriental influences seem to be ever-present? While many trends come and go, it seems that Asian-inspired art is never very far away. Continuing that long tradition, the Saturady Evening Post release at CHF today is Asian Portraits. Pulling together cover art from the 1920s and 30s, the set has plenty of variety.

I thought this lovely woman had a dreamy look about her so I found a web site with Japanese (kanji) characters here and printed off "dream" to make the charm here - it's hanging from a fishing swivel to give it some movement.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Asian Portraits (Saturday Evening Post line)

Simply Smooth

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Copic markers
Cuttlebug corner embossing folder
Silver metallic thread and sewing machine
Nestabilities by Spellbinder (Labels 9)
Medium circle squeeze punch by Fiskars
Fishing swivel
Glossy Accents by Ranger

I blogged another couple of projects over on the CHF Be Creative blog if you'd like to see what happens when a ginger jar is not a ginger jar!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sharon said...

Ooh this is gorgeous!

Marcy said...

Such a beautiful card, Joanne! Your coloring is so soft and dreamy too. Love your stitched and embossed black background, and your kanji tag is the perfect finishing touch. Just a brilliantly executed piece.

Effie said...

That's a lovely stamp....... great card.

Kaz said...

Oooo gorgeous card Joanne, love the addition of the charm xx

Caroline said...

Beautiful Joanne...x

Janice said...

Nice colouring. I haven't seen much oriental stuff around for a while, maybe it is coming back around again.

Traceyr said...

Wonderful card are great research for the Chinese symbol for "dream" I wouldn't of thought of that. :)

Di said...

A stunning card Joanne, the charm just completes it perfectly xx

Karen said...

ooo this is sooo beautiful Joanne. I love the stitching & embossing...prefect card XXX

stampqueen said...

Elegant card - love the colors and the stitching on the black is the perfect touch!!!

Jean Franks Beck said...

Beautiful - love the charm accent with that image!

Unknown said...

So elegant and stunning Joanne!