Saturday, 25 April 2015

Oriental Theme (CAS), Bamboo, Female

I really didn't think I was going to get this card finished in time...  but I did, so here's my second post for today  :)




It's very different to my other card, isn't it?

I chose to stamp the Brushed Bamboo (Impression Obsession) stamp onto Hammer card as I wanted to add some extra texture CAS style.  I HAD to use Memento Bamboo Leaves to ink it up.  How could I not?! 

There are two layers to the Blissful Butterfly Border (Memory Box) butterfly - a Centura card base with a vellum topper just glued at the centre to make it 3D.  I chose the Centura card as I wanted to use it for the shaped flowers (Elizabeth Crafts, Bunch of Flowers 2), adding centres from my Flower Mound die (Memory Box). 

The oriental looking pieces are chopped up portions from Lattice 2 (Dee's Distinctively Dies), the single leaf is a Meadow Leaf that's had some pruning (Poppystamps) and the tiny red butterflies are from Peaceful Butterfly Wings (Memory Box).

I tried to make this more CAS, but it just didn't look finished without the extra elements...

This card's being entered into three different challenges...






I'm off to make a start on my next card.  It's unusual for me, but this time I know exactly what I'm planning to do.  That'll probably change!

'Bye for now...

20 comments:

  1. Very cool card - you really captured that oriental theme!

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  2. Thanks for your kind comment. :)

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  3. Donna this is extraordinary! An oriental CAS card couldn't be better than that - serene, tranquil and perfectly balanced! Outstanding!

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  4. Olga... Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. So glad you like this card :)

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  5. Vraiment très belle !

    Bises.

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  6. A fantastic and dramatic take on the challenge and a fabulous layout.
    Thanks for playing at AAA cards.

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad I made the deadline for this challenge as it was the colour scheme that initially inspired me. You'll notice that pink soon became red... It spiralled from there!

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  7. Donna, this is SO pretty! LOVE the Asian images, the use of dies, and the clean feel! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  8. Thanks, Mynn. I like using butterflies on my cards, so this has been a fantastic intro to your challenge blog. Looking forward to the next challenge :)

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  9. Gorgeous card! Love it. Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment too. The "thanks" die I used on my card is from PTI's wet paint die set.

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    1. Thank you, Marisa :)
      Will have to place an order!!!

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  10. Love this beautiful card Donna, layout and colours with die cuts are stunning..
    thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.

    Pam

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  11. Hallo Donna
    wooowwww I love you5r color combo
    really balance and love that red butterfly love that flowers
    I feel like I look at the picture at Japanese or Chinese Restaurant
    (I come from Indonesia also Asia country)
    great and ADORABLE card
    thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month
    hugs
    Monika (HOC DT MEMBER)

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  12. Thank you for such a kind, enthusiastic comment. You've made me very happy :)

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  13. What a stunning card Donna, so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Poppystamps challenge Blog.

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  14. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Glad you like the card :)

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