Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lantern Mingle

I made a card for a Lantern themed 1-4-1 exchange:
 I made a background called Pulled Color from the latest Technique Junkies newsletter. I used Red and yellow/gold colors and some Pearl White Paint on the background. 
  The image is from Rubberstamp Ave. Rubber Stamps- plate A76-I won it from the Technique Junkies.  I colored it with Tim Holtz Distress markers. I added the Lace Corner die by Cheery Lynn Designs.

 Here is the card I rec'd in return in the Mingle:
 This was made by Carla Carla van der Mei from the Netherlands.

I joined a group of Oriental Art swappers.  My daughter is teaching in China for a year, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to dust off all of my Asian themed images and put them to use.

When we were in Beijing in May, we visited Ghost Street. Here is a picture:
 The streets have lanterns all of the way across- and for blocks, and there is Restaurant after Restaurant.  There are tables and grills set up outside as well, and there are people everywhere, as well as street vendors. It was a great big huge street party.

Thanks for stopping by!


Penny said...

Shelly, I love your lantern card! It is just beautiful! That background is amazing! And I always love the die cuts! :^)
Your Asian art swap group sounds like fun for you! :^)
How cool is it that you got to go to Beijing! My hubby went to Shanghai a couple of years ago. He couldn't believe the food that they served! LOL! Not your standard "American" Chinese food! :^)

Juliet A said...

Those CheeryLynn does are amazing! Your background on your card really makes it special.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the colors blend so beautifully Shelly

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards, Shelly. Love both backgrounds. Looks like a fun trip to China! The picture is great inspiration.

Marilyn said...

Fabulous technique Shelly (I'm going to have to check that out) and your card is gorgeous. That background just keeps you looking at it and I like your stamp. It's so perfect for the background.
Love that pic of you and the hubs with all the pretty lanterns.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

AWESOME Shelly! Love the background on your card and what a fabulous card you received ... wonderful inspiration I'm sure!
How cool that you were able to go to China and I love the photo of you & hubby ... thanks for sharing the photo and the story behind it! How Awesome!!!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Terry said...

Beautiful use of colors and blending, Shelly! Great picture!! Hope you enjoy the weekend!

trisha too said...

Great cards,shelly, and that photo is fabulous! what an amazing opportunity for your daughter!


Renee said...

Shelly these are both wonderful! Great bg!

Marjie Kemper said...

These are beautiful, Shelly. How nice that you are in an Asian themed swap while your daughter is overseas. It's like an added connection.

Anonymous said...

So very pretty!! I love your shimmery background!! HUGS :)

Laura said...

Hello Shelly, what a lovely card! And thanks for sharing the beautiful picture of you. And your husband.

trisha too said...

Well okay, I already commented about your delightful cards, but now I'm stopping by to say thank you for taking the time to comment on my latest column at Unruly Paper Arts, I appreciate it!


Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you try so many different techniques. It is always a treat to stop by your blog and see what you are working on.