Friday, June 6, 2014

Gentle Oriental-Themed Card

One of my favorite quotes abt cats:
"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons."
                                                                    -------------Robertson Davies

Hi, Friends.....


I'm back with another Oriental-themed card.  I was extremely inspired by the simple and elegant sketch design and the lovely pastels that several of the designers used for their samples in the current MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #39.



I still had some of my peach colored papers out from last night's/wee early hours this morning's post, so I decided to team them up with some mulberry paper and DCWV and K&Co. patterned paper that had an Oriental feel from my stash.   

Unfortunately, although I tried at least 18 different settings on my camera, I still could not capture the subtleties of the pastel peach tones this card has overall.  There is no aqua on this card, it is all tan, peach, and rust....(sigh).  Nevertheless, we soldier on, right?  

This card CASEs Kren's and Vickie's exquisite sample cards on the Oriental Sketch Blog.  Since I managed to click on the wrong blogs when posting my comments to them, I will totally understand if someone gives me a puzzling comment that doesn't at all pertain to my card.  Ha!!!  Thank you, ladies, for indulging me!

I really love this card's gentle mood.  The colors and the sentiment are so very soothing and calming.  Hope you like it!

Have a peaceful day!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering my card in the following challenges:
1.   MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #39  
2.   Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Make it Monochrome  
3.   Creative Moments Challenge #44 - Anything Goes/Monochromatic
4.   Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #23 -  Colour/Autumn 
5.   We Do Doobadoo Challenge #7 - Different Shapes  

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Janis, love the detail. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Cottage.

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    1. Thank you so much, Eileen!!!

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      Janis

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  2. Gorgeous card. Love colour tones. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxxx

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment and for stopping by! I hope this card is considered monochromatic enough for your challenge.

      <3
      Janis

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  3. Janis, your card is beautiful! Love the softness! (And, thank you for your lovely comments on both Kren's and my blogs!) We are so very happy that you have been inspired by our creations! Thank you for sharing your art with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

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    1. Hehehe...thanks, Vickie! I will try not to click on the wrong blogs next time!!! :) Thanks for your lovely comment!

      <3
      Janis

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    2. Such a soft and pretty oriental card! Lovely work.
      Thanks for joining us this week at MFP/OSC.
      Jane

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    3. Jane,
      Thank you for your sweet words!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  4. Gorgeous card, I like the design. and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo this time, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Kevin! I appreciate you visiting and leaving such a nice comment.

      <3
      Janis

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  5. Such a beautiful card, I love the combo of images and soft colors :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting. It means a lot to me!!

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      Janis

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  6. fantastic way to blend these colours, great work, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage

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    1. Thank you, Brenda!! I loved the Creative Craft Cottage challenge of using Autumn colors!

      <3
      Janis

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  7. Beautiful card Janis, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/ for out shapes challenge
    Claire xx

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    1. Thank you, Claire!! I really appreciate your visit and your nice comment!!!!

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      Janis

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis