Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Challenge 23: Artfully Asian

Hi everyone! Thankyou for taking part in last week's challenge. This week we have picked the theme 'Artfully Asian' try, something Oriental or Indian. It's up to you how you interpret it. The same applies as always: make a card, atc, altered art etc. If you dont have a blog, email your work to,

We hope you have fun taking part, Happy crafting!

Congratulations to, Pauline, Nessy , Jose , Sam21, Sammee, Kathleen, Tinkerbell, Angela, Andrea and Joanne you have all won last week's prize - 10% off at Handy Hippo. Please email us your details.

This week's Prize, supplied by is 'Craftaway' - are 2 beauitful Hanna stamps. Everyone who takes part in this week's challenge by (10pm Monday the 21st of July GMT) will be entered into a prize draw and 2 lucky peoples names will be selected at random, each winning 1 stamp each!!

Good luck!

Jo, Fifi, Lesley, Becky, Kate & Wendy


I cut out a glittery elephant from a scrapbook sheet designed by Carol Wilson and matted him onto brown card stock. I placed this onto paisley patterned paper and cut two of the paisley patterns out for decoration. I then added some authentic Indian braid and two gold sequins.

For my inchie, I used a clipart image of an elephant and Black & yellow cardstock. I drew some animal markings with a gold metalic sakura pen & added a little silver sequin.

For my card I have used Tanda Stamps Far East Set 3. I have made a background piece by stamping various images and embossing with silver onto a blue card stock. I have stamped the main image in a matching blue dye ink and stippled ink around the edges with a brush. This piece was then popped through a paper ribbler, matted onto blue card stock and embellished with silver cord and a stamped coin. I stamped some Kanji directly on the card base in red.


This week I started making an atc but it turned into this card! All stamps I have used are from Tanda Stamps. I stamped the elephant with versafine Vintage Sepia then added white gell pen and gems to his head dress. I then embossed all the other images in gold.

I covered the skinny with patterned papers and stamped some images on the right hand side and also on a small piece of moutboard and attached on to the ribbon. I used a free image from Art-e-Zine of an oriental lady, and added a coin to embellish.

Using versamark ink I randomly stamped the Chinese symbol over the base card. On a piece of stampboard I made a red & gold background with alcohol inks and then stamped and embossed the Chinese symbol in gold and edged the piece in gold too, I added 3 small red gems to the top corner. The stampboard was then mounted on to black card with 3 gold eyelet's set at the bottom, which was then mounted to the base card. I attached a black ribbon to the bottom and finished off with some red fibres.


Anonymous said...

Here is my card.

mueppi said...

Ein schönes Thema
Hier ist meine Karte

Anonymous said...

Here is my entry. Thanks for looking

For the life of me said...

heres mine


Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my Oriental card for you this week. Thanks for looking
Love Cynthia x


Ann Whitfield said...

Great challenge and DT cards. Here's mine, thanks for looking:
Ann x

Beryl K said...

Hi this is only my second challenge so I hope I've done it right. Here's my card thanks for looking

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Beautifull cards DT :)
Here are my 2 tries at it.

hugs Ria

Tracey said...

Fab challenge I love the oriental look.

My card is here:


Denise said...

I have had a go, once again it can be found on my blog:-

Rosie said...

Lovely theme and I finally have an asian lady to show off!


Denise said...

Hi girls - great challenge this week, here's mine x

Charli said...

I've just posted my entry, or should I say entries on my blog. I got a bit carried away I think and have done 5 ATC's using the great theme that you have chosen!
Here is my entry

kathleen said...

Mine is here:

crafty creations said...

Here's mine

Thanks for looking


Joanna said...

Good morning gals :)
Wow Team you got me into troubble this time lol. But,
I managed to make a card this week as well.

Thanks for looking

Unknown said...

mines on my blog now :)

Wendy said...

Hope I've got the theme right
Here is my entry.

gailscraftyplace said...

Hi, I've been blog hopping and came across your brill site, great ispiration from the DT, just about made this weeks challenge. You can find My entry here

Alie said...

this time i made an connected atc


Beth said...

I hope I'm just in time! Great DT cards! Here's mine!

Susie Little said...

Hi There,
Heres mine.......


Ssuie xx

AngelaC said...

Here is my card:
my blog

Anonymous said...

My idea about India...