Sunday, October 4, 2009

paper trey ink Challenge#1 Japan

Hi all!! Just wanted to pop in and post my challenge card for the papertrey ink world cardmaking day challenge #1 Japan that Nicole posted on her blog. When I think of Japan I always think of blossoms and so it was a no brainer for me to do cherry blossoms. I used the pti set out on a limb. I stamped the branch in dark chocolate on vintage cream cardstock. For the cherry blossoms I used my water color crayons from stampin up to give ita softer watercolor feel. The bird is from a memory box set that I have had for awhile but I don't know what it is called...... I stamped the bird in aqua mist. I wanted to use one of the birds from the birds of a feather set but it was too big for the look I wanted .... but I did use a sentiment from that set. I used a stamp from my collection for the background with some Japanese writing. To keep in tune with the soft look I was trying to achieve, I stamped the writing with champagne versamark dazzle just on the left side of the card and on the left side of the image. Wow I really like the subtle effect! After I assembled my card I stitched a couple of lines with my sewing machine... and yes I intended them to be crooked!!! I am happy the way it turned out!

Have a great day and thanks for looking!!


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