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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Chinese Lanterns

Here is my card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #15.  I stamped the lanterns from the WMS Asian Gardens Additions set straight onto my white card blank using two shades of ink from the Kaleidacolor Royal Satin rainbow ink pad (the tops are stamped with Versafine purple).  I used the same stamp for the sentiment over a white embossed greeting and blossom from WMS Asian Gardens and cut it out with a Nestie Label 8 which was then matted onto a slightly larger white label.  The backing paper, which was inked around the edges, is Eastern Promise by Dovecraft, as is the ribbon with Chinese characters.  I was going to draw the lantern strings freehand but bottled it and used slivers of backing paper instead!


Sandy said...

What a wonderful card Denise.
This is gorgeous.
Have a lovely weekend.

cbuswell said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch, very creative!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Denise! Love the Asian theme especially those red lanterns! Great take on this week's sketch! Thanks so much for joining along in the WMSC :)

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodness!!! I absolutely love your card! THe tones in the laterns are gorgeous and you did a great job with the sketch. Your blog is fantastic, lots of wonderful creations! Thanks for your sweet comments on mine, I truly apprecate it. I have to follow you now because I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Have a great day! :)

Sarah Martina said...

So fun! :) So glad you played along with us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! :)

Kate W. said...

Georgeous card! I love the varigated coloring on the lanterns. Very clean and elegant looking.