Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mustard Jar

I got a creative whim yesterday......and was inspired by a Sketch, so went to work trying to put together a card while away from home.

 The sketch has an oriental theme- so I had one of my Mom's Japanese China Painting students write out a sentiment for me- meaning something along the line of Best Wishes. The image is a Mustard Jar (we just use mustard out of the container we buy it in....). Image is by Vee Escobar from "Art Interchange Journal " 1889). We could not figure out how to resize the copy, so just went with it as is.......
  I colored with Derwent pencils, the circle is cut out from tracing around a glass, then the white I trimmed off a touch. I added Smoosh to the White circle, around the mustard colored layer and the centers of the flowers. I added score lines around the outer edges and rhinestones to finish off the card.
 I am wanting to win some Oriental Stamps from Mark's Finest Papers, so keep your fingers crossed for me. MFP has a weekly Oriental Sketch challenge I will have to try to enter more often, as they are a Technique Junkies sponsor, so it would be nice to have more MFP images when creating : )

Challenges:
Mark's Finest Paper's - Oriental Sketch challenge
Cards Galore- Flowers
Crafting Cafe- Anything Goes
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes

Here is a link for the School my Mother is attending this week- I am here helping out while she is gone all day- Ky World Organization of China Painters HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

21 comments:

Terry said...

That is the prettiest mustard jar these old eyes have ever seen! Love the design and that jar! Happy Wednesday.

jimlynn said...

Pretty coloring with the pencils! VERY pretty card!
Lynn

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous. Love the jar and pretty flowers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful! I can't believe you can even create while away from your supplies, that is amazing. Good luck with the win.....you deserve it!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is a super design, just that little bit different and so very pretty.
Wishes
Lynne

Dawn Lancaster said...

Shelley, this is just lovely! How clever of you to create whilst away from your supplies!
Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this time!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Linda B said...

This is BEAUTIFUL... so pretty! I just popped over from MIM to get a closer look at your card!
Have a wonderful day!

Pat Garvin said...

Lovely colors and flowers.

Sandy said...

A lovely card, such pretty colours.
Thanks for popping in and leaving me a comment too.
Hugs,
Sandy

Margaret said...

This is so lovely. The colors are beautiful and I love the design. You did a great job with the pencils.

Penny said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shelly! Such a great design, love that mustard jar, and the color palette is so fabulous! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Maxine D said...

Love the way you adapted to not using you supplies - the result is fabulous Shelly.
Blessings
Maxine
p.s. we use the mustard from the jar too!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Shelley.
A true crafty , managing a card and improvising .Love those flowers .
Thanks for your visit and comment
hugs Shirley-Anne

MiamiKel said...

WOW, you are really on the ball with these gorgeous cards!! Such a fantastic touch to have the calligraphy writing on the card :)

Jane said...

Such a pretty card!!!
Thanks for posting it on Oriental Challenge at Speedy TV.

lalkygirl said...

What a pretty card ,love the odours and fab jar
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Shelly. I love the colors and the oriental design. Hope you win those stamps!

Michele said...

this is soooo pretty! xo

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.
Mags
x

DeBe said...

Lovely card.Thank-you for joining us at the Cards Galore Flowers Challenge, Denyse x

*Vicki* said...

So very pretty! Love the colors you've chosen and the image is fabulous! :) HUGS