Sunday, June 23, 2013

Oriental +Using Unused supplies......

 What supplies do you have- had to get it and then never used it???  I joined a challenge at Oriental Stamp Art (the Yahoo Group) to make a card using a technique called- Suminagashi.

 Here is an ATC I made with one of the backgrounds:

  Technique Junkies published a technique in Oct. 2005 to create this effect on a card- it is called Simple Sumi- and I purchased the product....and never tried it.....  the backgrounds I made (lots of them.....) will make very fun cards- and I am not sure if the technique is altered by the age of the product or not- however, it is 'thicker' looking (less translucent) than the DT cards posted on the Technique Junkies website- it could be the cardstock I used.....  I still like the effect......

  So, here is the card I made for the swap for OSA's challenge:
  I LOVE this image called Chinese Medallion from About Art Accents- it reminds me of the little scenes painted on the (very extensive) covered walkway at the Summer Palace in Beijing.  The culture of China is so wrapped up in the 'old' traditions and stories of 'ole- and the walkway is loaded with pictures from many 'tales' or old stories. Here is a boy out playing and a servant fanning him in what looks like a rice field......... The Kanji is a punch.

 Here is the card my swap partner Carol made for me:
  I am not sure of the technique Carol used, but love the sweet image she used!

Challenges for my ATC and card:
Seemacrafts- Mixed Media
ATC's with Attitude- Summertime
Creative Corner- Sumertime
Inspire me Fridays- Anything Goes link-up
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!


Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love your cards and the one you received! I have to go look up this tech, as I don't remember ever doing it.Need to rejoin this Asian group so I use my stamps, I have a lot that are just sitting here. hugs

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful results.

Karli said...

L-U-V that background~ it is GORGEOUS and a perfect background for the image! Wish you lived closer so I could watch you at work with those techniques! Hugs~

jimlynn said...

I love the background on this and that sensational fish image!!! WOW!!! Awesome!!!!
Also love the one Carol did - very pretty and that looks like she just traveled down the winding road.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful work Shelley love the images and layouts! Shaz in Oz.x

Donna said...

Great cards and what amazing backgrounds! Beautiful colors. Last week was Girl Scout day camp and so I am finally almost finished with my duties as program director. Really looking forward to getting back to creating. Have an awesome week!

kiwimeskreations said...

Gorgeous cards Shelly and great backgrounds :-)

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Your backgrounds turned out amazing. Love what you did with them.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card & ATC. Cute swap card too. Hope you received my e-mail. Not been blogging...busy.

Laura said...

Awesome Cards,Shelly! Love the backgrounds. And what a cute swap card. I agree with the image she is adorable.TFS

Donna Ellis said...

Shelly, absolutely gorgeous cards using the various techniques in them. I love Asian theme cards, especially - these are beautiful. hugs, de