Sonntag, 26. April 2015

Places from Abroad:China

The Altenew April challenge From Places Abroad: The Forbidden City, Beijing, China brings a lot of memories back to me... my husband and I travelled about 4000 kilometers through China more than 10 yrs. ago. It was a wonderful and very interesting journey and we love to remember it.
So - of course - I HAD to play with this challenge this month!

I love Chinese paintings with the typical red signature on one side or corner - and so I tried to mimic one of these with the Altenews "Vintage Roses" stamp set and my own asian signature stamp.

As I love to use vellum lately, I embossed some golden stripes (background stamp from Hero Arts) and stamped one of the roses on a piece of handmade paper.

I centered everything, as Chinese people love all things balanced out.


Here are the inspirational pictures of the challenge:



... and a close up of the card...


I´ll also link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. 
They are showcasing Hero Arts products this week - and I used the Hero Arts "Canvas Stripes" stamp for the background. I like it a lot because of the uneven structure of the stripes - a really cool effect!
I think it´s always fabulous to see how well products from different companies go together!


... which means "thank you"!



Kommentare:

  1. Wow liebe Ulina, Das ist ja wieder eine superschöne Karte...Deine Karten sind einfacher gehalten aber dafür umso edler...
    Danke für deine Information.
    lg und eine schöne neue Woche.
    Monika

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  2. Wow! That's beautiful Uli it looks as if you've printed onto material!
    Val x

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  3. This is amazing!! Love the design ... the rose and handmade paper ... It has to be a winner!

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  4. A beautiful card Ulina, a wonderful striped gold background and your flower on the home made paper is sensational!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  5. Lovely. China 10 years ago... that must have been amazing.

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  6. Oh the gold is gorgeous - love how you added such texture yet kept it CAS - beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    hugs,
    Caryn x

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  7. Wow, wie edel und echt toll gemacht, da stimmt wirklich alles - dein eigenes Unterschriftzeichen sieht fantastisch gut aus!!
    LG Rosi

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  8. Uli thanks for your lovely comments! The closure is a metal leaf embellishment that was soft enough to bend around the album and hold it shut.
    Val x

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  9. Very unique and pretty design! Thanks so much for playing along Altenew’s April challenge!

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  10. Uli wow ! Have always wanted to visit China how wonderful that you have been. A fabulous card love the gold stripes and the beautiful flower very graceful indeed.

    Marie

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