Saturday, 9 September 2017

A touch Oriental



A very good morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Kath would like us to use 'At least two Design Paperes'. We have two prizes this week, a pretty paper pad to go with the theme and some dies from Tattered Lace.

I made this card absolutely ages ago and it's been sitting in my picture file waiting for an opportunity to use it so Kath's theme was the perfect opportunity. The image is a lovely wood mounted stamp called Asia Poppy from Hampton Arts, it was one of the very first stamps I bought so must be at least fifteen years old.

My starting place was to ink the stamp with Distress Markers and spritz with water before stamping and then cut out with a fancy die and lightly ink the edges. The papers are G45 and I made the single flower from an offcut from the same paper pack.


My second card feaures one of the lovely Art Deco dies from Tattered Lace, this one is called Cocktail Hour, I paper pieced the ladies dress and parasol, used Victoria border to cut the bottom panel, added a bow and Rare Earth sentiment.

I hope you will join us this week and please do pop over to the challenge blog and see what my team mates have made to inspire you.

42 comments:

  1. Both gorgeous Brenda! This theme is a good opportunity to attack the paper stash... xx

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  2. Love your Oriental one Brenda, but both gorgeous, xxx

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  3. Two fabulous cards, love the second one!
    Happy weekend;-))m

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  4. Two lovely cards this morning Brenda,love the poppy stamp with a touch of the orient, l was looking at a couple of my oriental stamps thinking they need an inking up. Have a good weekend x Susan x

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  5. Two absolute stunners B, but I love Oriental so adore that one.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥
    [aNNie]

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  6. Love the way you have made the parasol and the party dress...so creative
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  7. Absolutely stunning cards Brenda, beautifully designed with gorgeous papers and I love the elegant lady on the second one, Kate x

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  8. Two gorgeous cards, the colours and texture of the top one are so pretty

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  9. Gorgeous cards Brenda, I especially love the black & white design, very elegant ! I hope you are doing well, take good care, Shirleyxx

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  10. Stunning cards Brenda, what a beautiful mix of papers and stamps! Loving the pretty girl die, and what a great idea to use designer paper with the die. Not sure why I always reach for plain paper when using dies, must be a habit. Hope you have a good weekend!

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  11. Such a beautiful oriental card, I love the pink and blue together in these gorgeous papers.
    Lorraine

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  12. Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love your stamping on the first and the second is so elegant xx

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  13. As you know I might be just a little bit obsessed by patterned paper so these cards tick all the boxes for me!! Love the pretty oriental theme of the first and the elegant lady on the second xx

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  14. These are so elegant Brenda, love the flower you made on the oriental card, is that a TL die?
    What an elegant lady on your second.
    Two gorgeous makes.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  15. Oh such gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the beautiful pastel colours of the first and the Art Deco lady and beautiful papers of the second make for such an elegant card.

    Pat xx

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  16. Wow! Two great cards, Brenda! Love the beautiful chinese symbols, the colours, the die cuts and the 3D flower of the first one. Pretty embossing and a gorgeous lady at the second one! You are very talented, my friend.

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  17. Two great cards. Love the papers in the first one. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Beautiful cards!! Both are gorgeous! I always have trouble using pattern paper on my cards.

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  19. I can't choose a favorite today, your cards are very different but both awesome!!! Amazing oriental look in the first one, the papers used and the diecuts compliment perfectly the lovely poppy!! The flower is a delight with that paper! The second one is stunning, so elegant with that embossing on the back and the border! Absolutely LOVE the lady and the paper piecing on the dress with that dp!!
    I think now you are at Rome? Here finally rain come down...

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  20. Very pretty cards. Love both of them xx

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  21. Two wonderful cards Brenda, both giving a different take on the challenge. Really lovely papers, images and design on the first card and really love the sort of monochrome effect of the second card. Super paper piecing, great EF and image. pretty papers too.

    Kath x

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  22. so very nice and elegant cards!
    hugs

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  23. Two beautiful cards, Brenda. I love the oriental look of the first one and the second one is so elegant and classy. xx

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  24. These are lovely Brenda, I must admit, I always struggle when it comes to oriental (don't have much stash in that department!!). I love the flower that you have made in the first one and the second one shouts elegance. Two very beautiful makes xxxx

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  25. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Beautiful papers on the first, a lovely design and an sereen look with the oriental theme. Your second one is so stylish! Marlies x

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  26. Two gorgeous cards, I even like the oriental (and I don't do oriental....lol)

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  27. Both gorgeous cards-I agree with Ali I don't do Oriental either but yours is beautiful,fabulous Art Deco one too great paper piecing-and thanks for the tip about Allsorts -just linked up my card
    Carol x

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  28. Two lovely cards! The first made me smile because I had a LO in my hand last week by tidinging my craftroom with the same blue-ish DP on it... and I just love Art Deco stamps/motiv and cards...so that is my favorite. Super how you incorporated the bow on this card! Hope you had a good weekend!

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  29. What beautiful cards Brenda - both so elegant and serene
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  30. Love both of these, Brenda! I can never find inks to match my papers--part of why they are mostly unused, but yours look perfect! The second card is so unique & lovely! Hoping your friends survived the hurricane without damage--so scary.

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  31. I'm so in love with this pretty oriental card. The colours are gorgeous together. Just realised the card I have posted today has two design papers on it so off to link it up to the All Sorts challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  32. Both of these are truely beautiful! Wonderful work Brenda - really lovely use of papers xx

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  33. Wow, two absolutely gorgeous cards! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  34. B, re your altenew comment, I am hooked already, have a lovely collection of their stamps and some dies already. They are like Chocolate B stamps, very pretty and so good in quality.xx

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  35. Hi B.
    Love this first card, must dust off some of my oriental stamps in my spare (wots that?) time!
    Trust you're keeping well, sending hugs and prayers from Downunder. Some more lovely creations scrolling down too, well done!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  36. Brenda, I just love what you've done with this Asian stamp! The DTR is so pretty and works beautifully with your paper layers. The "french" design is equally beautiful and so fun and romantic! Hugs, Autumn

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  37. Your Oriental card is stunningly pretty, Brenda - a big WOW from me! And I love the elegant glamour of your 1920s woman too.
    Alison x

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  38. This is stunning!! Love your layers on the card to add to its visual and the palette of colors is so whimsical! Beautifully done!

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  39. Two beautiful card Brenda particularly love the Oriental one

    Anne

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  40. B, when I saw this post I thought I have that stamp, it's an old one and I found it today and had converted it from the wooden block so I could use in my misti...glad you posted as I would have forgotten all about this beauty. Like you I hope orientals come back as I too have many stamps and love them.xxx [aNNie]

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  41. Love the oriental card and of course the Art deco one, great how you sat her on the ribbon.

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