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Saturday, 17 January 2009

From the Silk Road

This is my entry for Rainbow Lady's Fashion challenge this week. The girls are printed onto figured silk paper, using the JS Oriental Dreams CD. I still love it to bits! The backgrounds are made using a floral Hobby Arts set, using Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy distress inks. I oversprayed with medieval gold Glitz spritz and sandy beach Glimmer Mist, to soften the edges of the flowers and add that wonderful gold and silver mica. The edges are lightly rubbed with the corduroy ink using a piece of Cut-n-dry -, which is just so usful in many ways.

I have made three paper beads from some wonderful paper my daughter bought me for crimble (this one is called Japan Journey) and it has all the colours of the girls' dresses in it. The beads are strung on dark blue organza ribbon. The whole ensemble is mounted on very dark blue card, which matches the stripes in the printed image. This is a large card, measuring 11ins x 8ins. The backer features the full bloom stamp and a large piece of the figured silk paper. I hope you enjoyed looking at it.


AliMayes said...

Yet another fantastic card Frankie especially with the finishing touch of the paper beads.I love that CD too. Your forte is most definitely Oriental.
Ali xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Yee Ha you did it girl. Well done there. Another lovely card too of course.
Love Cynth xx
Thanks for playing too

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Frankie - love those beads! I knew you could crack the direct links - well done you!!!
Ann x
Meant to say, I love the other Magnolia cards too, but for some reason, can;t find the comments button for them.

Cecilia said...

Wonderful card!

Hugs, Tiina

Beryl said...

Wow, this is terrific. I haven't seen the filigree silk paper before(or any silk paper to tell the truth). Fabulous card altogether.
Beryl xx

RubyMay said...

wonderful card !

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card...beautifully created!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card...beautifully created!