Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Asian inspiration


This card was done for a challenge on Two Peas, to create a card with stencilling and stamping, and also for the current challenge on Wednesday Stamper.

I stitched and beaded the simple bridge-and-water design first, then applied Dreamweaver embossing paste (with a Dreamweaver brass stencil) in two colours/two steps (black matte and gold glossy).

I masked all the tree's leaves, and spread the black first. Then I let it dry and did the reverse: masked the tree trunk areas and applied the gold glossy paste.

The masking proved far more difficult than I'd imagined, because the stencil is so detailed.

Then I applied Variegated Green/Gold Leafing to (ha ha!) the leaves!

Finally, I used a Quietfire stamp at the bottom, and put it all together on a black base.
Here are some other Asian inspired cards, mainly using Dreamweaver stencils and embossing paste, and some variegated gold leafing.
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13 comments:

Paulette said...

beautiful Deborah!

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Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are so gorgeous. Wonderful pieces.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards I love the stitching detail on the first one

ArtKat said...

Lots of great Asian art, thanks for sharing it! :)

Wanda H said...

Wow!! Awesome Asian cards, Deborah!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I love your cards...they are stunning!!

Jo Anne O. said...

Deborah! WOW...all of your cards are just wonderful! I especially like that you took the time to tell us that you stitched the bridge and all the other little extra touches. Really nice!

Paula said...

Love all of these pieces.

barnie said...

Your cards are really beautiful, love them all.

belindaschneider said...

really gorgeous! quite a selection you made

crissi said...

wow these are stunning love all the detail in them.

Lisa said...

OH MY... your stitched card is absolutely STUNNING! Holy cow... it looks like it was a lot of work, but boy, oh boy, was it worth it! LOL That is just amazing... one of the most beautifully intricate things I have ever seen! And your other Asian inspired cards are gorgeous, too! You are incredibly talented, Deborah. Thank you for sharing and for your lovely comments on my blog, as well. Hope you have a great weekend! :)