Saturday, 26 April 2014

A touch Oriental



I was thrilled when Susan chose here theme of Oriental at Allsorts as I have so many stamps from when it was really popular a few years back and have been secretly hoping it will make a comeback. This weeks sponsors are FlonzCraft and QKR Stampede.

I have no idea of the make of stamp here, it's a really old wood mounted one which hubby bought me many years ago and has no identity on it at all. I used my Wink of Stella pens to colour the image and Pan Pasels in the background, decoupaged her fan, used some of the new Graphic 45 Botanical Tea DP's and some cherry blossoms.

Happy weekend all.

64 comments:

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, and green is my favourite colour so I really love this :o)
Jackie xx

Hanne M. said...

Oh Brenda, this is so beautiful! I love the colours, the image, the shape, the flowers... Just perfect!

Jane said...

This is gorgeous Brenda I love the way her fan lays over the ege, such lovely details. Sending you my very best wishes and hugs for your upcoming op...wishing you well. Take care x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Brenda, great design and image, xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Stunning card Brenda, fabulous image and design, love the flowers too.
Take care, sunny greetings, it's a gardening day;-))m

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card,the colors togetter looks very beautiful.
Gr Elly

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. I love the image and lovely easel design.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Craftnut said...

Beautiful colours b, big hugs Tracy x

ALI said...

Fabulous card and image, love the colours.

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card

Crafty Lark said...

Waw Brenda, the colours and layout are totally fab. I also wonder if oriental will make a comeback as I have many items from the past. xx Flora

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Brenda....your Oriental card is fabulous and I could kick myself as I have just got rid of this stamp....ggrr Sometimes you need inspiration and your card certainly has inspired me...

Anne

Claire said...

A beautiful oriental card Brenda. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

This is stunning Brenda. I love the image, gorgeous colours and such beautiful detailing too.
Sue xx

Chantal said...

Love the shape of the card. Beautifull image.
Hugs, Chantal S

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love the image the shape and the colours.
Kevin xx

loulou said...

Beautiful card. Those blossoms flowers are a perfect addition. I love Asian style stamps and I hope they are making a comeback too.

Paula (PEP) said...

Very striking indeed with your lace accents echoing the pattern on her dress beautifully . The patterned paper gives a lovely lily pond effect adding to the oriental feel of the whole. I particularly like the way her head & the fan project outside the circular mats.
Much love from me
Paula (PEP)

Debbie said...

Such a stunning easel card, beautiful stamping.So pretty.You have a nice weekend and hang in there dearie.Big hugs Debbie x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the easel card and the gorgeous image - even the flowers look Oriental - nicely done! Like you, Brenda, I have lot of the Oriental/Asian themed stamps that have been neglected for a long time and I think this is a fabulous theme for your challenge! I will be looking through my Asian stamps to play along.

I've been praying for your return to health and will continue to do so. I hope you have a nice weekend.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! Lovely colours and that image is perfect :)

Tags xx

Sarah said...

No matter where she came from Brenda...she is beautiful. Pink and green never fails to impress either!! xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous love it ! Take good care, Shirleyx

cheryl Baker said...

oh hunny this is simply gorgeous I adore that image,and as always love the design,and your detail hope you are okay sweetie take care hugs Cherylxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh this is so pretty, tough challenge this one but your card is gorgeous

Becky said...

wow, this sure is stunning. Love the shape and colors and love your image.

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous image and stunning colour combo too, Luv Sam x

rachel said...

hi brenda. your card is stunning. i love it to pieces. wonderful challenge. will have to try to join in xx hugs rachel x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

This is a beautifully done oriental inspired card. Love the easel card, the flowers and your colors.

Gertrude said...

Eine Wunderschöne Karte
glg Gertrude

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the shade of green

Ellie said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love the easel shape, and stunning oriental image. Hope you have a nice and sunny weekend!

Pat said...

Lovely card, great design, beautiful image and flowers.

Pat xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card.

Fliss said...

Totally stunning card Brenda and such a lovely image too. Love your beautiful creation below too.
Hope you're OK and sorry I haven't been round lately as life has gone hectic again.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Andreja L. said...

Brenda, this card is so gorgeous. I like the image and lovely easel design and oriental look :-))
Have a good weekend!
Hugs, Andreja

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the stamp and the card shape is perfect for this, your colouring is lovely too - love it all. I am so pleased you like the theme and reading the comments followers have left on this post it looks like quite a few are hoping for an oriental comeback too. Take care and hope you are having some quality family time this weekend x Susan x

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Sending you good and healing wishes. May your operation be over with very soon and be successful. Nicola x

Gerrina said...

Great colours, great image and stunning waterlillies! Hope you have a good weekend, Gerrina

Dora said...

gorgeous! beautiful shape.

Kathleen said...

Great shape of card and fabulous colouring.

Kath x

elfenkind said...

Oh ,Die ist aber besonders schön geworden.

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Brenda, I love the colours and the image is beautiful x

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful round easel and a wonderful stamp!! It looks so elegant somehow. Some of my very first stamps were oriental too, gosh it all seems so long ago.... Have a good Sunday!!

Berina RGA said...

so beautiful!! gorgeous image!! as always, lovely coloring!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Rhonda Miller said...

I love the stamp you used. Your card is lovely.

Melodie said...

Wow, this is really great.
Hugs
Melodie

Eemeli said...

Oh, very beautiful creation. Love the soft color palette.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Helene E said...

it's an amazing stamp and it is a really great card shape that shows the image perfectly

Linby said...

This is gorgeous, your choice of card shape really complements the stamp. Might have to dig out my oriental stuff.
Lynn x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely amazing Brenda, love the colors and these stunning flowers,,,,,,,a true treasure for the eyes.

Gail said...

Just a gorgeous card!

Karen Petitt said...

There are rumours and whispers that oriental is coming back in fashion Brenda which makes me one happy bunny! I have that stamp too and it is from Creative Expressions of Kettering - I used to go to workshops there.
Gorgeous stamping and inking and you have coloured her beautifully Karen x

Lau W said...

Oh love the shape and colors ! A wonderful card Brenda !
Big kisses !

kanda said...

Stunning card Brenda, beautiful image and works perfectly with the round shape and colours xx

Von said...

Can't resist an oriental card and that's a little beauty Brenda :)
Von ♥

Marianne said...

Lovely round easelcard and I like the oriental touch!! xxx Marianne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a great easel card, love the oriental theme.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous, beautiful easel card, the image is gorgeous.
luv
Debby

iReneM said...

Hello Brenda
I have to admit that oriental is not usually my 'cup of tea'....but....this is LOVELY :)
Such a nice image and so delicately coloured.
Love the easel shape.

I hope you are on the mend and still taking it easy

Hugs
Irene
xx .

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Brenda!

The image is lovely and I like the colour theme.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

mags said...

A beautiful card Brenda. Lovely image and colours.
Mags
x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh B. I adore this card.. how clever is that!! and off to post on Allsorts as have just made two Oriental cards. :D so thanks for letting me know!! Shaz in oz.x

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

WOW!! Love the stamp design.. its definitely the most gorgeous oriental design I have seen! Such a pretty card..