Sunday, June 14, 2015

Naughty or Nice? Mingle

I am hosting a mingle on Oriental Stamp Art.  The theme is Naughty or Nice? I asked participants to create a card with an image that was semi-nude or suggestive in nature.

The main image of my card is by Acey Deucy (disc.), entitled "Samurai Heroine".  The stamp was designed by Lynne Perella.  I LOVE her Asian design stamps.  I am so glad I started collecting her rubber stamps so long ago.  Stampington does carry some of the stamps from this line.


Friday, May 22, 2015

OSA - Asian ATC Mingle

I don't often get to make artist trading cards.  I used to belong to an artist reading card group, but then life got hectic and I left the group. Since then, I occasionally create ATCs only if I join a swap/mingle on OSA.

The background of the ATC is origami paper bought as part of a stack at Barnes & Noble.  The geisha image is a free image from a private collection of a friend.   Two of the ATCs have scraps of Asian newspaper.  The circular stamps are from Oxford Impressions.  The Chinese text on the right is by Viva Las Vegas Stamps, one of my favorites.  The top and the bottom are edged with German gold foil paper.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Asian Card Exchange (ACE) - May

Well, it looks like I am stuck on this design of a main image in the center and layered!  May's ACE theme was lantern and the color blue.  The lantern is a peel-off sticker that I placed over washi paper.  The sentiment is by Stone House Stamp.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Black Plus Ocean Turquoise - May Mingle

This month's color for the Black Plus One Color mingle was ocean turquoise.  Well, I found out there are many different shades of that color.  Take a look here.  I think it should lean more to the green.  However, I didn't have just the right color I wanted, so I used the dye ink and cardstock Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' UP!  I brayered turquoise to a white cardstock onto which I stamped the image by Tin Can Mail.  It is all one image.  I cut the cardstock into squares and layered the pieces onto black and turquoise papers.  The stamp "Harmony" was heat embossed in sparkly blue embossing powder.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sea Mingle

This card was made for the Sea Mingle on Oriental Stamp Art.  The gold background was painted using Jacquard gold paint.  I was overstamped with a script stamp.

The digital image is from Okinawa Soba.  I cut out the main I'm and glued it over the gold background.  I placed the image so that it was slightly outside of the gold paper.

The three shells (Stampin' UP!) on the right were stamped over designer paper.  Then I positioned them until I liked the way they lay.  The red kanji at the upper right is a sticker.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Asian Card Exchange (ACE) - April

For April's Asian Card Exchange, the theme was ginkgo and green.  I have a number of ginkgo rubber stamps, but I felt that this simple one by Inkadinkado would go well with the ginkgo washi paper.  I colored the image with various chalks by SU!  You can't see very well the shading I did, though.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Black Plus Sapphire Blue - April Mingle

It was not easy finding a paper that was vibrant enough to be considered sapphire blue.  I was surprised I didn't already have cardstock in this shade and what I had was dull, compared to what I found.  The glitter cardstock was very thick, so using the butterfly die-cut on the Cuttlebug was not easy.  I had to pass the die various times until there were indentations on the reverse side.  Then I had to coax the small pieces out.

The die-cut is by Stampin' UP!  The text is by Hero Arts (retired).  The embossing powder is unknown.