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"!

11 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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.
    Caryn x

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

  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

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

  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.



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