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Friday, 6 June 2014

Going Japanese with Nicecrane Designs

Haven't managed much crafting time this week, so these lovely images from  Nicecrane Designs came to the rescueas I needed to make a couple of cards to go in the post.I have used these beautiful oriental images called Ogata Gekko and you can see the full sheetof designs here.
My first image was printed onto ivory hammer card which gives a lovely texture to the image, I layered it with gold and black.  The next layer was stamped with Versamark and then brushed with Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold.  The sentiment 'Wisdom' was also given the PP finish, and Mizuhiki  cords knotted  for embellishment.

For the second card I printed a Japanese text from the internet onto vellum,which was torn and layered underneath the image, a metal embellishment and the same sentiment, again with PP,  another ' flat' card  as this is going in the post, to a friend who is retiring in a couple of weeks time, I thought the image was perfect as she does like her garden.


I am entering these at
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It's been a lovely day here in the N.E. but not too sure it will last over the weekend -hmm.. that might be a good excuse to catch up on some crafting  Anyhow, whatever you do, enjoy the weekend.
Avril xx


Nicecrane Designs said...

Love it, love it, Avril,,,,especially the textured backs and all over what a great idea to add a mizuiki at these cards,,,,, wowww,,,,,,a great work.

Jo said...

Hi Avril.....2 beautiful cards, love the ivory hammer card, it goes so well with the gold & black!
hugs Jo x

Anonymous said...

Beautifully elegant and also I was struck by the serenity of both cards.

Amanda said...

Lovely oriental cards.
Amanda x

Shirley Chillman said...

Peaceful comes to mind Avril and the garden one is perfect for someone retiring. Have a great weekend.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

butterfly said...

These are fantastic, Avril - such a spare Oriental look, airy and elegant. Great use of the Nicecrane images, and I love all that Japanese script.
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are two wonderful cards. Great to see some asian theme pieces.

Pia S said...

Fantastic oriental themed cards! The texture of the white base, the golden details and black accents are all such fab details!

Gay Peplow said...

Two stunning cards Avril, quality stamping and colouring, love both :D Gay x


Fabulous Oriental cards Avril -love the beautiful images and the simplicity of the layouts. Peaceful and serene!
Sylvia xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely Oriëntal cards Avril! Great use of these stamps.
Greetings, Alie :-)