Thursday, July 23, 2015

Oriental Beauty

It's the second week of my Butterfly Challenge

Talisman =  a species of charm engraved on metal or stone to which wonderful effects are ascribed

Here is my inspiration card for you.

I had a tag that I'd made ages ago
that I had decided to dismantle to reuse the picture on it.

This left me with a pile of left over  bits on my desk
and whilst looking through my stack of
used christmas cards for Sundays Post
I noticed this Geyser girl card front.
(The Doc had a lot of  Japanese contacts from work
and they sent christmas cards each year
which I had kept for the pretty pictures)
I remembered that I had an Oriental talisman/charm
in my stash so along with the bits on my desk this card was born.

I trimmed the picture down to fit the size of card used
and backed with blue card stock to match her kimono.
The piece of calico and lace were from the dismantled tag.
Butterflies are cut from gold card using SU's  Beautiful Wings
and were a prezzie from my good blogging buddy Di.
Thankyou Miss!
Entering into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #136 Anything goes.
Craft Your  Passion #271 Anything goes.
Mod Squad Challenges # The wing's the thing.
Fab 'n' Funky  #269 No patterned Paper.
Incy Wincy Designs #Things With Wings.
Inspiration Destination #43 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #2 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #186 Use up your snippets (Recycled old tag).
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #14 Anything goes.


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and

Margreet said...

Beautiful, oriental card!
xxx Margreet

Alison Barlow said...

This is really beautiful - I love the picture and all the details you've added. Thank you for joining in our No Patterned Papers challenge at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

Di said...

Super card Mrs A! And what fun that you used the butterflies as well :)


Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
another super creation today.
Loving the oriental theme, and perfectly designed yoo.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jacee said...

So gorgeous, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs, A, this is a lovely card, love the image and gorgeous embellishments.
Avril xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A, what a beautiful image. Carol x

Hettie said...

This is lovely Mrs A. Lovely image.
Now I hope you will play nicely with the new babies in the coup!! Please!!

CraftYourPassion said...

Beautiful oriental inspired card.Just love the texture and dimension and texture you've given this.Lovely gentle colours too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Colette said...

Such an elegant card! Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy this week, good luck! Colette - DT :o)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really classic and elegant, Mrs. A!! You brought all the snippet bits and pieces together to create a work of art! I hope you are doing well and your intertube once again has the magic of the web running through it!! Hugs, Darnell

Stacey Schofield said...

Great image and I love the edging. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card with agorgeous image, lovely colours too, hugs Kate x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous art work, Mrs A, the image is so beautiful. Happy Friday!

Love and hugs

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my, this is just lovely. So unique and different, I love it!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Christina Hor said...

A very beautiful art work Mrs. A! Should be display on the wall. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. Have a lovely Friday. - Christina, GDT

aussie aNNie said...

Am loving the look of this gorgeous creation, the style &the colours are fabulous.xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh this is beautiful. Just as well your little chaps are helping with the other projects... X

Erica Bruton said...

what a lovely card and a great use of recycling :)
Well done. Thanks for joining us over at Lil' patch of crafty friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Erica (DT)