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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Looking at the Lantern in the Blossom Garden

Oh I do love doing oriental pieces, and this one was for the One Stop Craft Challenge, oriental. I will use it to make a card, eventually. I used some Judikins stamps, from Stamp Addicts again, plum branch and Michiko, printed on to shiny paper. I also stamped 2 facets of the Japanese fabric cube 1. The lantern is a stamp that Pete bought me one birthday, and I love using it. We brought 3 lanterns home from China, after our memorable holiday, and we always loved putting them up in the garden. You might catch them occasionally, as my garden slideshow goes round, on the sidebar.

I coloured the images with inktense pencils, which are rapidly becoming great favourites. I find them so useful when I want to brayer, as here, because they don't run, once they are dry. I masked the lady, and used the good old gumdrop Big n juicy inkpad, which always makes such an ethereal, evocative background. The piece is mounted on to a piece of silk mirri board, and the display sheet is my beloved DCWV Far East 8"x8" stack. Bao zhong - take care of yourself.

8 comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

A beautiful piece Frankie - Pete chose well with that lantern stamp and it's perfect here. I have caught those on your garden slide show incidentally - I usually have a few minutes with it each time I pop on to your blog and see one I haven't seen before each time.
Ann x

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful work

Purplicious said...

Hi Frankie
Another gorgeous card.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Very elegant card. I like the pastell look.
Best wishes Anja

Beryl (bik59) said...

Stunning Frankie,
Beryl x

Shelley said...

Great card, I love the detail and colour. Thanks for joining in with our One Stop Card Challenge.
Shelley x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Frankie, this is beautiful - love it!

stamp and scrape said...

This looks even better in real life - I'm the proud owner of it!
Such a beautiful card!!!! Thanks Frankie.
Ros