Sep 13, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge 197

365 Cards Challenge#197 is Super Sketchy Sunday + this will also be entered into Simon Says Stamps Challenge "Oriental"

I love Pam's sketches - they're a hoot to work from, and really stretch those creative 'muscles', so to speak. This one is no exception, and once I got past looking at the oval as a giant orange football, I could see lots of possibilities (it's funny how the brain tries to de-code an abstract image with an easily recognized shape, isn't it?)

The image is a digital stamp from Sassy Design Studios "Oriental Princess" I just love her.

I printed the image three times in order to paper piece... on white watercolour paper, on red for her obi and on a piece of gorgeous origami paper (it's a fibrous, almost fabricky paper) which makes her kimono vibrant - I am very pleased with the result.

Last step: CTMH Liquid Glass made her hair and obi shine.

Cardstock - Bazzill; Bamboo Paper - Imaginisce;

I had a great day yesterday with my friend, Betty. Our makeovers were a hoot! We were completely over-done for our casual burger / beer lunch and scrapstore invasion - but it was awesome! Fun with friends and new paper... can a day get any better than that? :D

Thanks for poppin' by the ol' blog. Now I'm off to see what y'all have done in response to the 'big orange football' challenge!


TesaB said...

Oh wow! What a fab stamp and stunning card! LOVE the colors, the design the corners - it looks great! Have a lovely evening!

Sherry said...

yes, what Tesa said "fab stamp".

Patti J said...

Love it!!! Great card for both challenges!

Linby said...

what a great image - love the colours

Dee said...

i love your cards, it's so pretty. the colors are great. love the stamp.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

I can't see your card Carolyn and I have re-loaded the page so many times. But I bet it is gorgeous as usual.

beckynoelle said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! the stamp and papers are gorgeous and i love the photo corners :)

Rose said...

yup loving the stamp too!!! :0)

Celeste said...

Gorgeous card. Love the Geisha girl and the background papers you used. Great for both challenges.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card,,, absolutely stunning ! The image is gorgeous and the paper piecing looks just perfect ! The bamboo DP is perfect too ,,, :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Lols x x

Timcsoca said...

Gorgeos card!I love the image and the paper!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

Cardcrazy said...

This card is gorgeous! Very eye-catching! ~~Pam

~amy~ said...

sounds like you had a spectacular day Carolyn...tooo fun! I love your take on the sketch...super job paper piecing!!! Love the image!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is just wonderful. I love all the techniques you used! Are there photos of your make-over?????