Monday, 3 November 2014

A touch Oriental



The first Monday of the month and time for a new challenge at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges where our November theme has been chosen by yours truly and it's 'Anything but a card'. As always there is a great prize from FlonzCraft and the opportunity to choose some lovely stamps.


When I chose the theme I wasn't sure what I would make but the idea came when I was at a show recently and saw some chipboard fans on the Tando stand. The pack contains two in different different sized, this is the smaller about 7" x 5". Each come as two parts and the top ones has push out sections so you can layer the fan to given dimension. I masked the bottom part and painted alternate sections with brown and aqua Fresco acrylic paint and then stamped with two different Flonz stamps, Butterfly branch and Apple blossom using detail gold embossing on the aqua and Judikins aquamarine sparkle on the brown.

The top section was painted with Adirondack gold dabber and 'fluffed' up to give a dappled affect and nice metallic sheen. Finally I threaded some beads and made a tassel to thread through the hole - there is not a hole in the template but my Japanese screw punch went through a treat.

I do hope you will join in our challenge this month.

36 comments:

el said...

wow cudo

Sue said...

This is stunning Brenda, I love the design and gorgeous colours.
Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation Brenda, love this colour combo...delightful design as well.
aNNie xx


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Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning hun and i'm loving the colour combo too, Luv Sam x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, just gorgeous! I would have never known that was chipboard, it looks so real! Love the aquas and golds together, it's so elegant and stylish! Well done! hugs :)

Juls said...

This is just beautiful :-) xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Brenda this is Stunning I love it!!!
Kevin xx

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous

Ellie said...

This is just beautiful Brenda. stunning colors!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, I love this, Brenda! I've always enjoyed the Asian style - your fan is beautiful! Gorgeous colour combo! Wishing you a wonderful day today!

Judy Corner said...

This is fabulous Brenda. And oh my! I love the Hint of Autumn creations too. I am well organised with Christmas but you know I always end up rushing last minute! Judy x

scrAPpamondo said...

OOOHHH!!! Stunning projet, very original and gorgous!! I love so much the stamps and the colours you choose!

Glennis said...

Gorgeous project - the colours are so stunning!

Jacee said...

Wow, what a fantastic project Brenda, you are very talented, this is gorgeous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Berina RGA said...

this is gorgeous!!! I love this.. I've been wanting to make a Japanese fan... this looks awesome!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Sarah said...

This is exquisite Brenda what gorgeous colours and the beads add a perfect finishing touch xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is so beautiful a true touch of the Orient gorgeous colour and love the beading
hugs lorraine x

Amelia said...

Wow, Brenda, this is beautiful. So creative! Thank you for the inspiration. Also, thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog.
Amelia xx

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful make Brenda, love the design and rich colours.
Avril xx

ALI said...

Gorgeous fan, really effective.

Kathleen said...

Great make Brenda and lovely embossing.

Kath x

Craftnut said...

FANtastic x

Jackie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda, and I love the colour combo :o)
Jackie xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Love the colours you have used.
Mags
x

May said...

WOW...Gorgeous work Brenda... the colours are so beautiful.. Love it all....Hugs May x x

Nicecrane Designs said...

So oriental style,,,, love it, love it, love it Brenda

Eret said...

Stunning work of art, Brenda! I love the colors and all the embossing. Your tassel looks fantastic as well!
Hugs,
Eret

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Brenda this is oriental at its best. Just love the gold and teal and the beads is a lovely touch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous fan, love it, Shirleyxx

Linby said...

Just beautiful Brenda, love the detailing.
Lynn x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

Tracy said...

Wow what an inspirational piece. Your fan is gorgeous and I love the colour combo. Perefect.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

walchowDesign said...

OMG! this is so special, Brenda! Love the gorgeous blue with the gold!

Craftyfield said...

Brenda you've captured the oriental spirit in that fan! Gorgeous embossing and great choice of stamps too.

Gerrina said...

Catching up on my blogrounds... Love this one! The colours are so super for this! Hugs, Gerrina

Karen Petitt said...

OMGee Brenda - that is so very, very beautiful! I must look into this product as it would make a beautiful gift for my mum this year! You knocked the ball right out of the park with this one! LOVE IT! Karen xx