March 17, 2009

It's been a while

Hi Everyone and happy Tuesday. Things have been a little busy around here the last few days, but I've got a really great card to share with you. For this card i combined 2 challenges. This weeks Card Pattern Challenge and the Color Create challenge using Green and Red.I thought I would take a shot at an Asian inspired theme so here is the sketch...
I started out with Garden Green, Sahara Sand and a really pretty deep red CS. Also adding in a patterned Matte from the Far East DCWV Matte Stack. I also used an Asian print red paper on the layers. The Oval and diamond shape are from the nesties Labels1 and Ovals sets. I love the nesties and think I need to get a few of the new releases.
The image of the Dragon is one of my favorites, but unfortunately I don't have a brand to share. I got it on Ebay. Using Le Plume markers, and some glaze pens as well as a green shimmer pen, I colored the image in. Then ink distressed the edges with Nick Bantock Ink in Vermillion Lacquer.
I added a moss green satin ribbon through the labels die cut, then added the Dragon image with dimensionals. I used 2 colors of cord: Black and Moss Green, applied them with adhesive. Then I used a few pieces of Tim Holtz Grunge Board that I painted with Red Adirondack Dabber. To finish off the corner, I added an Asian coin on top. The Sentiment is from Third Coast Stamps using Onyx Black Versamark and again distressing the piece of CS with the Vermillion Lacquer.
I really hope you like the card. I love creating with Asian influence and this card was no exception.

Thanks for stopping by and
Happy Crafting

27 comments:

  1. Oh it looks sooo rich and delicious :)

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  2. wow, this looks really great =) love that you've used the "coins"!

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  3. GREAT dragon card!! You did a wonderful job!

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  4. awesome card, I love your attention to detail and the way you have utilized feng shui coins.

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  5. Wow! This turned out absolutely beautiful! Great job!

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  6. Great job on this card! I love all the dimension.

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  7. WOW> this card is just amazing. I love it :)

    Jessica

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  8. wow now this I really like cool :)

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  9. WOW! What an amazing card. So much detail and the dragon looks so great. :)

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  10. What a stunning oriental card. Your dragon is awesome !

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  11. Oh Erika, your card is gorgeous!!
    Not everyday you see a theme like that. I loooove your take on the sketch and those little details you added are beautiful!
    Appreciate you took time to join us this week.

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  12. Beautiful card! Rich, deep and well composed colors - and a beautiful stamp!

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  13. What a fantastic card - love all of the little details and extra elements you added. Very nice job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us!!

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  14. Wow! Sensational Asian card. I love the coin embellishment. This is superb. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

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  15. Wow Erika, this is stunning! Such a different style of card that we're used to seeing- I think that's why I like it so much. Your coloring is awesome.

    Thanks for playing along with CP!

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  16. This is so pretty! I love the Asian influence and I adore dragons. The colors are perfect. You are a very talented lady. Thanks for visiting my blog..

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  17. What a lovely card! I never think to go Asian! The red and green look great together. And, you don't even think of Christmas when you see them together in this manner.
    Kim

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  18. This is beautiful!! Love the Asian influence. The colors are great!! Great job on the challenge!!

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  19. Ohhhhhhhhhh . . . what a GORGEOUS Asian card, Erika! I LOVE Asian designs and this one is so full of cool details! I LOVE IT!!!

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  20. Oh my gosh, this is fantastic!!! So rich and elegant! Truly outstanding job!!!!

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  21. Beautiful card! Love it! ~Olena~

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  22. What a gorgeous card Erika - Red and green suit the oriental theme perfectly and your elements are fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at CC.
    hugs Heather xx

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  23. That card is soooo neat!! I love all the coins!! Very Cool!!

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  24. awesome card! i love the dragon, you've made such a richly textured card!wow!
    kris

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