Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Oriental Sketch - Scraps on my Table 3



"Don't think that I'm silly for liking it, I just happen to like the simple little things, and I love cats!"
                                                           -------------------Michelle Gardner

Hi, Friends......

I am here with my third post of the day to share a card for the MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge  As you might know, I really enjoy the simple geometrics of these Oriental sketches.  This one is lovely, as they all are.


The prize this time is an awesome Tigers stamp set that I would LOVE to win.  You know me and cats...of all sizes!!!  We'll see if the luck of the draw goes my way.....crossing fingers! :)



One terrific thing about these simple shapes is that I can use scraps and snippets for them.  In fact, that is always a personal challenge for me.....to make the geometrics on the Oriental cards entirely from scraps.  Here I used scraps from three different patterned papers from the old DCWV Far East stack and bits of two colors of mulberry paper.  Technically, this isn't a "Scraps on my Table" card since I keep all my Oriental papers and scraps together in a designated box... (Gasp! She actually has something organized!!!) ...but it is still a "scraps and snippets" card.  :)




I used stamps from several sets on this card.  MFP Works of Art for the background Chinese characters and MFP Lucky You for the circular coin image both in Simon Says Stamp Khaki ink, and some unnamed hummingbird and flower set that had been on the dollar rack at JoAnns.  The hummingbird is in Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

I Versamarked and then heat embossed the flowers and foliage with some Hampton Art metallic green embossing powder.






You can see the pretty sheen in the photo below. 

That's all I have for you this time.  Hope you enjoyed my card.  Stay warm and safe!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #59
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
3. Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge #180 - Freestyle
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 156-157
5. Shopping our Stash Challenge #182 - Thrice as Nice

20 comments:

Chana said...

Very nice integration of the two challenges. Great paper choices! Thanks for taking the THRICE AS NICE challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Di said...

Oh yes indeed, this really is great use of snippets Janis! And I do love all things Oriental.

Hugs

Di xx

Janis said...

Thank you, dear Chana!! Loved the "thrice" theme for SOS. Great idea!! Thanks for dropping by!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Di! I love the restful look of the simple Oriental sketches and designs.....and they are perfect for using snippets! Have a lovely New Year!!

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Janis

Vickie Y said...

Janis, your table scraps Oriental card is gorgeous! I'm so glad you enjoy my Oriental Sketch designs! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations in 2015!

Janis said...

Vickie.....Are you the one who comes up with the sketches????? They are wonderful!!! Thanks so much for your nice comment!!
Have a Happy New Year!!!

<3
Janis

lauren bergold said...

love the perfect simplicity of the shapes in the sketch and you've made the most of each element! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

ps: that *IS* the best snowman ever!!! :) :) :)

sue k said...

Lovely card, wonderful oriental papers and the stamped images are beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

Sue - HIMCR DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Janis said...

Hehehehe.....I love that snowman, too. Some people are sooooo creative!! Our snow over Christmas was too dry for a snowman, but we are getting some more in the next few days. Maybe my little 4 yr old granddaughter will get to make a snowman with her uncle, after all. :)

Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and for stopping by to visit!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Sue! I appreciate your dropping in and leaving your sweet comment.

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Janis

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful! Fun geometric sketch. Love the pretty papers you used!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Hugs,
Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

Janis said...

Thanks, Lena!! I am so glad you came by to visit!!!

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Janis

Jingle said...

Very cute card and yes...that snowman is AWESOME! LOL! Thank you so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love hummingbirds :) Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping our Stash this time around - and omg, please build that snowman! lol!

Janis said...

Thanks, Jingle! Hehehe....it would be quite a surprise to the mailman to come across that snowman!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Jessi, for your sweet comment!! If my mailbox weren't so far from my house, here in rural Idaho, I might consider trying that! :)

<3
Janis

Karenladd said...

Well, I could have sworn I left a comment on this gorgeous card but I guess I was just so dazzled by it that I got sidetracked and never wrote a thing! I really love everything about this one Janis! The papers are so beautiful and serene and that background stamp added just the perfect amount of subtle texture to your hummingbird background. That metallic green EP is delicious!!

Karenladd said...

Oh, and have to say that the snowman mailbox had me laughing for at least 10 minutes!! I keep coming back here, just to get my giggles!

Janis said...

Thanks for your lovely comment!!!
Oh, yeah......metallic EP and I get along just fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!!! That was from a big set of Hampton Art metallic EPs half price at JoAnns. Still not that great of a price, but fun to have the different colors. For most people, it might be a lifetime supply, but I go through those small containers pretty fast if I do anything besides basic heat embossing.

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Janis

Janis said...

Hehehehe....I love that photo, too!!!

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Janis