Thursday, May 9, 2013

Oriental Starburst

The last Technique Junkies newsletter taught us how to make a Starburst background.

 This is a fun technique and a great way to use up DP you have on hand. I used Graphic 45 Bird Song DP.
  The image is from About Art Accents/Art Neko. I colored the image with Copics and added Crystal effects on the water so it has some shine to it. Her name is Ho Hsien Ku and she is one of the Eight immortals- more info on the store web site.

 Just back from a trip to China to visit my daughter- we spent two weeks there- and had a blast. I go back to work today : (

 We visited Beijing, Yangshuo, Shenzhen (where my daughter lives) and Hong Kong. In Beijing, one of the places we visited was the Great Wall- We met Katie in Beijing and her twin brother Chris came with us too!  We missed Stephi, but she had finals so could not join us : (
 A great Photo Op I could not pass up....... On the far Rt is a friend I met on Couch Surfing- Jinn- she studied in the US for a couple of years and offered to come with us- we had a blast- she is a delight!
 Here are the kids with Jinn.

 This is the view out of my window in Yangshuo at the Mountain Retreat.

 This is called Moon Rock- it is also in Yangshuo- it is a hike to get to the top- it was very very Humid there- but the scenery at the top was amazing, so well worth it!

Have a great day!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Anne Temple said...

Your card is fabulous - may have to CASE it. Love the photos too. Thanks for sharing them.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Superb card Shelly and great travel tales thanks for sharing love Shaz in Oz.x
PS love the DP, looks fab.

Leanne said...

Great card! Love the starburst background. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics.

Misty's said...

Hi Shelly
What a beautifully rich card. Love the background you created and the image too. Thank you for sharing with us your amazing holiday pictures... what a scenery!
Michaela xx

Krisha said...

Stunning card, love the image and the startburst background sets it off wonderfully. Glad you had a wonderful holiday.

jimlynn said...

Oh Shelly, these are great photos! I know y'all had so much fun - plus it was wonderful seeing your daughter too!
Love this cool looking card! That background technique is awesome looking with all the different patterned papers. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Such a stunning creation!! Really great way to use those papers too! :) Those photos look awesome!! TFS! HUGS

MiamiKel said...

Oh Shelly, your pictures are simply amazing! This looks like you had one amazing trip! Gorgeous! And your card is a stunner - so much detail and color - kudos, girl!

Beth Norman said...

Great photos. It sounds like you had a blast. Your card is absolutely stunning too.

Beth Norman said...

Great photos. It sounds like you had a blast. Your card is absolutely stunning too.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the card Shelly - you have really been inspired from your trip.
Great trip photos too.

Donna said...

Wonderful pictures from your trip. Love your card! Very cool technique!I love oriental! Have a wonderful weekend!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, I do envy you that marvelous trip and all the great memories you've brought home. Glorious oriental card, Shelly! Fabulous background.

Stef H said...

wow! a once-in-a-lifetime trip for sure! how fabulous! love, love, love the view from your window!

what memories!!!!!

hugs :)

Penny said...

Gorgeous card, Shelly! Love the image and the fabulous papers. Love that star-burst design, too!
And your photos are really wonderful--that must have been a great trip! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Terry said...

OK I will do a starburst, now stop rubbing it in! Wonderful background! I figured you were off on holiday in China and the photos show how much fun you had!