Monday, August 9, 2010

Oriental scene

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I hate that the photo of this card doesn't do it justice. I've taken it outside and inside and I just can't capture the true colors. We have some friends moving to China later this month and I wanted to do a card for several of us to sign and give them. So, I'm sure it will be appreciated, as it really is quite lovely, even if I do say so myself.

The little lady is one of a few digital beauties that came from Mami Doodles that I couldn't resist. The background scene is from Doodle Pantry, another site where you can get some awesome digital images.

The background scene was colored with my prismacolor pencils, and the little lady with my new Promarkers. Her dress is paper pieced from paper from K&Company, as is the rest of the dps on the card. The sentiment is from Polka Doodles Back to Nature cd. The pearls from Recollections and the buttons are from Wal-Mart. I cut the window frame out on my Cricut, using the "George" cart. Oh, and the scalloped border is from EK Success that I got on clearance at Target last week.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Challenge - use images from two stores
Fab n' Funky Challenges - spotty, dotty & stripes (There are spots and dots on the border paper, the paper behind the window and border papers are both striped papers)
Cooking It Up With Katie - paper piecing, something fruity and a circle or two
Simon Says Stamp! - based on a song (Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson)
Card Patterns - sketch
Polka Doodles - coloring contest
Sentimental Sundays - anything and a sentiment
Thanks for looking and commenting.


Mami Doodles said...

The card is gorgeous, there's so much detail on it, it must have taken you lots of time and love to make it.
Thank you for using a Mami Doodles image.

Courtney said...

This is adorable!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


Dorcas said...

I love the mosaic tile background. (window effect). I agree with the others you can see that you put a lot of time and attention to detail in it. Its a great 'moving to China' card. :-)

Dorcas said...

ps) what do you think of promarkers? How do they compare to copics?

Dorcas said...

I tried some "aqua promarkers" and hated them. Sorry so many comments. I keep thinking of something else and there's no edit.

Emma H said...

Beautiful card, I love the window. Thanks for playing along at Fab N Funky

Tammy said...

WOW this is beautiful!! I love the Mosaic tile background and your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie!!
Hugs, Tammy

MiamiKel said...

How beautiful! Such stunning and vivid colors -well done!

Doreen said...

Gosh this is gorgeous,I love the window and the view through it.Thanks for sharing at Cooking it up with

Jackie said...

this is amazing, thank you for sharing, and thank you for taking part at Pennys this week x

Katie said...

Super cute card!!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow! Great card Deb! They are really going to love it! Is this the one that everyone is going to sign or is this your personal one to them? Either way it is really pretty. Lots of detail on it.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Deb, love the scene you've created!Its so beautiful
Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie
Claire xx

PenLight said...

Wow, so much love and work in this card. Fantastic details. Really really gorgeous!

Chris said...

the scene you created in the window is fabulous, thank you so much for joining us at Cookin' It Up with Katie, we hope you'll come back again

Yvonne said...

I'm pleased I discovered your blog. You have beautiful work. I love oriental cards too.