13 January 2013

Something oldish

Welcome friends old and new alike. So glad you could join me again. Hope you got something from yesterday's post about my adventures with embossing folders (HERE for those who may have missed it). Oh, and a quick heads up... I've found another use for them! but that will be part of my next post:)
Now, as I mentioned previously this month is 'birthday heavy' here so it feels like all I've been doing is creating cards. And then I discovered it is one of my non-crafty friend's 40th birthday next week!


I was thrilled recently to receive an email from Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs offering me a set of images from his wonderful selection. It was hard to make a choice but Japanese Gardens just called to me. You can see one of these images in the top left hand corner.


It needed distressing a little with Walnut Stain and embossing (a Tim Holtz mini) and was mounted on some card I covered with Stampendous Jeweled Gold embossing powder re-coloured with Oregano alcohol ink. The red background card was also distressed and stamped in black and gold (covered with gold mica powder) with wooden stamps my OH brought back from a business trip to Japan (lucky me:))


The script panel was a happy moment for me - rubbing Antique Linen into the middle of white cardstock, Vintage Photo onto the outer third, Pumice Stone over the whole lot and Walnut Stain, I finished by spritzing it with some Walnut Stain ink mist. The script is a Hero Arts background one.
the flower is covered in Morris Dance gilding flakes (Indigo Blu) and the leaves are real!!! Oh yes, if you take freshly fallen leaves and cover them completely in Glue n Seal they remain reasonably flexible and don't dry out! These were salvaged back in October 2012.


My crafting friend Annie helped me solve another problem - where to put the sentiment without spoiling the design - she made a fabulous easel card recently (see it HERE).
I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - Embrace the Old (no, I won't be going that far with my friend!!) which I should make this time by the skin of my teeth:)
Let me know what you think peeps, hugs Jenny x


42 comments:

  1. OMG, this is an absolute STUNNING work of art, Jenny! Wow, I don't even know where to begin so I will just say it is all fabulous, every tiny bit of it! I am drooling over the colors and the richness of it all. Amazing work!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Stunning Oriental piece... the script background piece looks amazing, like an ancient manuscript - brilliant distressing, and the gilded flower is stunning! Beautiful leaf work, as always - I know some of it is Mother Nature, but kudos for preserving them (note to self for next Autumn!!)... Wonderful!
    Alison xx

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  3. Wow, this is a gorgeous piece of art, very beautiful

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  4. The colours are right up my street and the rose is just sumptuous! The garden scene matches the script background perfectly.

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  5. Firstly, thanks so much for the SSSS heads up. I keep getting one bug after another and haven't been firing on all cylinders since the day after Boxing Day. I've just managed to make a few things here and there and not much else really.
    Secondly, this is a stunning oriental piece and I just love the beautiful flower. Brilliant idea with the leaves - need to try that one! The panel with writing looks so authentic with your inked aging. Just beautiful.
    Juliaxxx

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  6. Totally gorgeous Jenny, I'm not normally into digi images, but I do like the Nicecrane Designs. Your rose and leaves ars stunning - we have an Acer in the garden so I'll be trying your leaf preservation tips later in the year :-) xx

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  7. This is a real stunner! The flower is gorgeous and I so love that gold! I think I need some gilding flakes as well as all the other crafty sparkle I have! Have a great Sunday!

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  8. A beautiful image and you've certainly turned it into a stunning oriental style card

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  9. Hi Jenny
    What a stunning card the whole things is so strong in colour. It takes me back to when I lived in Hong Kong as a child.
    Ria

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  10. Thisis beautiful , the oriental richness shines through...love the rose , the image is gorgeous and lve the whole piece, a truly yummy make trace x hugs x

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  11. Stunning creation I love all things asian and this really calls out to me! =) Might have to work on something later on! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  12. Wowww,woww,wowww Jenny,,,,it is a Play of Art,,,,you can be sure,,,It remember me original Oriental Art,,,love the bright colors,and the amazing calligraphy. And all over what a so stunning gold flower,,,,, You used my Japanese Garden perfectly,,,, very well done Jenny.

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  13. Wow I love oriental and this card is so stunning,absolutelly beautiful.I love it a lot.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  14. What a beautiful oriental piece, gorgeous work and I love the striking golden rose. It finishes the piece off just beautifully!

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  15. wow a truly wonderful oriental card Buttons, loving all the fabulous dimension and colour palette used. Have a great week, Annette x

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  16. This is gorgeous! I love the Asian papers you used and that flower! Love love love! :)

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  17. Jenny, this is sumptuous and makes me think of the red lacquer you see on oriental objects. Your non-crafty friend will be thrilled!

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  18. wow, truly beautiful, I am a big fan of the oriental style weather it is in art or gardens etc.
    great additions and attention to detail.
    ps. great tutorial over on fnf x

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  19. Hi Jenny, This is a stunning Oriental piece, perfect aging on the script panel. The gold flower looks amazing with those leaves, must try that. I'm sure it will be a real treasure for your friend.
    Avril xx

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  20. Gosh! Such a wonderful oriental piece of artwork! Love the combination of the landscape image with the calligraphy and the deep red! Looks absolutely classy!

    Hugs,

    Claudia x

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  21. Hi Jenny, not sure I can add anything to the above comments! I am a big fan of oriental designs and this one is stunning. Loving the Nicecrane pic, your flower is amazing and the leaves are fabulous - I press mine in waxed paper but like your idea better so will try that one. Your work is always so inspirational! Hugs, Anne x

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  22. What a masterpiece Buttons, The beautiful rich colours & that gold rose is amazing...The image & background work is delightful... Hugs May x x x

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  23. Beautiful card Jenny, the rose is stunning and makes the perfect centre piece. I'm sure your friend will love it ! Sue C x

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  24. I'm a big fan of all things orental and this s a wonderful card for your friend :)
    Von ♥

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  25. A fabulous Oriental card Jenny, just love the layout and colours.

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  26. Wonderful card Jenny, love how you have vintaged the oriental theme.
    Hope you've had a good weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  27. A breathtaking card. The rose turns out fantastic.

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  28. STUNNING...lovely and smart creation Jenny!

    greetings, ALie :-)

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  29. STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL AND GORGEOUS, LUCKY FRIEND I JUST ADORE ORIENTAL AND THIS IS JUST UP MY ALLY...LUV ANNIE

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  30. I'll just follow what Linda said... OMG this is amazing! The flower petals? Over the top, girlfriend! Seriously, truly madly lovely.

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  31. Sweet Golden Rose. Love the combination of the gold, red and black together. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us a Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  32. Fabulous and sumptious Love the black, red and gold.
    Suzi B x

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  33. Such a beautiful card and you have captured the Orient with everything you have used to make it.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  34. I absolutely love this card, it's fantastic oriental theme is stunning, I love the colours and also love the placing of the sentiment, your friend will absolutely LOVE it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  35. One glance and I was transported back to my Far East travels Jenny! Love how you designed this - the colours, texture and patterns are just fabulous! The rose is divine and you are very well organised prepping those leaves!! Have a great week. Nicola x

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  36. I will whisper that I am not the biggest fan of Oriental, that was until I laid eyes on this card.
    Jenny this is sensational. The beautiful toned down colours as opposed to the traditional brighter red with black and that outstanding flower.
    This is so special in so many ways.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  37. Gorgeous card! Love the golden flower and the gold embossing. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

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  38. Thank you for visiting me at Create With Joy - I am in love with your blog and your beautiful creations!

    I wanted to invite you to share your creativity with us each week at Inspire Me Monday at

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  39. You are amazing! This is sensational...pinning!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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