Monday, 15 March 2010

Oriental Fan

I originally started to make this card to enter Cynthia's (Rainbow Lady) challenge but missed the deadline....not by a whisker but by 3 days!!!

Although I couldn't find a sketch suitable for the fan, it does fit the following challenges.

SCSC 74 - Anything goes
Dutch Dare 73 - Colour inspiration
Lili of the Valley 48 - Easel card

I haven't made an oriental card for a long time and when sorting out some paper I thought this was the way to go with this pattern.
I had to use a black copic to colour 3 pearls - a sacriledge and a very painful experience. Not one I hope to repeat too often, but I needed something as an extra 'stop' to the LHS and pearly pearls or gems didn't look right and the flower looked best to the RHS.

BP - DCWV - B&W prints stack
Tassle and coin from Joanna Sheen
Flower from Wild Orchid
Nellie Sneddon frame die
Two layers of the fan printed on to photo paper.

Thank you for stopping by and all the encouraging comments left recently.
Each and every one greatly appreciated.



Christine said...

Hi stunning creation gorgeous colours thanks for joining us at SCSC

Christine xx

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful Irene, I love the

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous a great Easel card with a fab fan, thank you for joining LOTV this time hugs Pops x x x

Janette said...

This is lovely Irene and the pearls look great after all the effort.

Liz said...

another stunner Irene!

Liz xx

coldwaters2 said...

So beautiful Irene the effect of this card with that Oriental fan is wonderful.

Lorraine x

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Tasha said...

This is such a beautiful oriental card, fabulous design
love tasha xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely stunning Irene, the colour combo is just perfect and I love your black pearls
Ann x