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Saturday, 21 February 2009

One Stop Craft Challenge #17

A great theme this week over on One Stop Crafts, chosen by Shelley the theme is 'Oriental'. I really love the oriental theme and it's been a while since I've done one.

I've done something a bit different, and not quite sure if I like it myself, so would love your input as to what you think. The blossom tree was hand drawn by trying to copy a used blossom peel-off I had. The little pink blossom flowers, are what I bought a string of at one of the craft shows last year, and added some tiny Anita's pink gems in the centres. I've chalked the background with blues and greens and the cranes (or are they storks?) and waterlillies are peel-offs mounted onto white card cut out and coloured with copics. The paper is from my scraps stash and added gold peel-off borders (sorry gone a bit mad with the peel-offs on this one). The sentiment was done on the PC and printed onto gold paper then inked the edges with red and added two red matte brads. To finish added a couple of red gems. Below is a close-up of the blossoms.


Does this strike you as oriental, other than the oriental style font used on the sentiment? I so hate being unsure about a card, though I did enjoy trying something a little different.

Well it's a glorious sunny day here today, so Steve and I going for a spot of fishing this afternoon, now the waters are all unfrozen.

Hope you all have a lovely day and weekend whatever your plans xxx.

32 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Joanne
i luv it, what a lovely card,luv the cheery tree those flowers look brill hun, sue.x

clare said...

its a lovely card Jo..love those flowers...TFS and ood luck with challenge xx hugs clare xx

hope your having a lovely weekend and the sun is shinning there with you xx

Sharon said...

Those tiny blossoms are really gorgeous - and so right for the Oriental theme. Well done on drawing your own tree too Joanne. The storks are a perfect touch. Yes, I definitely think this fits orienta. A great card.
Sharon xx

carol said...

oh it looks brill, just wanted to wish you luck with the blog candy over at my world, x carol

Poppy said...

love the card, cherry blossom is gorgeous.. no the box was easy.
poppy

Moni said...

Waw you did gorgeous job, love the card, love the colours! Hugs, moni

joey said...

Hiya Joanne, I am not a huge fan of oriental but you have pulled it off beautifully, I love what you have done,those blossoms on the tree are so creative and beautiful. joey.xxx


ooooooh thanks for reminding me bout the antibiotics haha, i read your comment then jumed up quick to go take one duh! lol. xxx

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Joanne, you did such a splendid job on this card. I just love it!
Those little flowers are adorable!

Good Luck today!

Cheers,

Dorothy

Jill said...

ohh Joanne this is stunning, wow I love the blossom tree and those flowers it looks amazing. Wow and you've drawn it yourself I'm so impressed, I can only drw stick figures lol. So sorry I'm behind on leaving comments please forgive me there are just not enough hours in my day hugs Jill xx

Faye said...

Joanne, what a beautiful card. It has a very definite Oriental look. Love the blossoms and the crane.

Shelley said...

Hi Joanne, I love this card and I think you have done a great job :) I especially like the tree. Thanks for joining in with our One Stop Craft Challenge.
Shelley x

Chris said...

Hi Joanne, I think your tree is gorgeous and very oriental looking with the beautiful flowers. The font is a perfect oriental style too. Wonderful paper and a gorgeous design. Chris xxx

Tasha said...

Oh this is so oriental and its absolutely gorgeous i adore it
love tasha xx

Donna said...

Wow joanne, this is such a wonderful card with a beautiful scene :) thanks for entering my blog candy giveaway, good luck :) Donna x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Joanne, love the card especially the blossoms, I like how it gives the oriental feel without being too oriental if you know what I mean, I dont like my oriental cards to be too oriental lol ju x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Joanne
Its a lovely card really oriental looking love the blossoms on the tree.
Christine

Lesley said...

Fab card Joanne, I love all those little flowers! xx

Lesley said...

Fab card Joanne, I love all those little flowers! xx

Bev said...

It's fabulous Joanne, the tree is fantastic and the flowers look so real too.

The twins mum said...

Oh Joanne I think it's just gorgeous love the flowers you must have a steady hand.
Maree
oh there is a little something on my blog for you

Angel's Delight's said...

Hi Joanne.

Awwwww adorable, you have hit the spot for oriental, well done you!!!!
Hope you enjoyed your fishing..
Hugs Angel

Lorraine A said...

I agree with everyone else Joanne, this card is fabby :-) Very creative to make your own tree !! Love the flowers and the birds ( cranes, storks ? !! ) :-)

have left you something on my blog :-)
Lorraine

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Joanne, this is such a stunning card hunny. I love the blossom tree, you have drawn it so well, wish i could do that! and those cherry blossom flowers look fabulous. I think this card is fabulous. Well done! Hugs Linda x

Mel said...

Gorgeous card Joanne the flowers on the tree are just stunning :)
Mel x

Heather "Hev" said...

Oh yes definitely oriental!!

LOVE what you have done with this Joanne :)

Craftyanny said...

your tree looks amazing Joanne. The blossoms are just perfect and yes it does look oriental.
Congrats on winning Dorothy's candy btw

Louise Emma said...

I absolutely LOVE this one Joanne x

Paula said...

This is stunning Joanne those flower's are beautiful wow. Thankyou for taking part in the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Happy Crafter said...

This is gorgeous Joanne i love the blossom and the tree is fab hand drawn too you are clever i would never have known,the birds look great whichever they are:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Well it looks oriental to me, I love it

Chris x

Emma said...

Your card is fantastic...loving the blossoms, gorgeous.
Emma x

AliMayes said...

That's a gorgeous card Joanne, the flowers are beautiful and the whole thing is just perfect!
Ali xx

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