Friday, 8 March 2013

Oriental Moongates

Hello!   Elaine here again with some more ideas using Oak House Studio's Oriental Stamps. I was looking at oriental symbolism and found the moon an important element so both my cards today use hand cut circle masks.

For the first card, I've sprayed Spode Blue Ink in a Bottle through a 4" diameter hole to create the moon and stippled some Powder Blue Pigment Ink around the edge to add definition.  I've stamped Diana's Dragon with Midnight Pigment Ink and the Serenity Prayer with Powder Blue Pigment Ink and clear embossed both. 

The card is finished with some ribbon and the Medallion stamp from the Double Dragon set.  I inked the Medallion with Silver Versacolor and stamped this onto the triple embossed circle of chipboard  - I used Midnight Pigment Ink between the layers to give a lovely deep petrol blue!

For the second card,  I've sprayed Brazil Nut Ink in a Bottle through a circle about 4" diameter but with a smaller circle inside to create the moongate.  The Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Stamp has been inked with Cocoa Bean Brilliance and then painted using a waterbrush and Aquash colours.  I've also stamped the Bamboo (from the Oriental Companion set) in the corner to balance the layout and because this card looks a lot more spring-like (and as this weekend it's Mothering Sunday), I've made it into a Mothers Day card!!

Oak House Studio stamps and all the Colour Chemistry Ink in a Bottle, Pigment Ink Pads and Embossing Powders can be found HERE

Next Friday I'll be getting inky (and messy probably) with more oriental designs but in the meantime thanks for taking the time to look and for your lovely comments.  Doreen will be here on Tuesday so please come back and have a look what she's been creating!


Anonymous said...

Once again Elaine, you have shown us some wonderful examples of using Lynnda's stamps - so versatile! Particularly like the Oriental one ;-)
Thanks again Elaine and looking forward to seeing some more!

Redanne said...

Hi Elaine, both cards are stunning and what a great idea for the moon - that was inspired! I love how you softened the edges on both, the dragon stamp is fabulous and I love the embellishment too on that card. The colouring of the second card is beautiful. Such great inspiration - thank you! Hugs,k Anne x

Sue said...

Hi Elaine these cards are so pretty ..the dragon stamp is gorgeous I love Lynndas stamps hugs Sue J xx

Lynnda said...

Brilliant cards Elaine, I do like that embellishment made with triple embossing and Midnight Ink.

Lizzy R said...

Great cards Elaine, loving all the Colour Chemistry you are showing us.

Buttons said...

Oh what a clever idea with this bottle technique. It creates the perfect balance for all the other elements, and I'm a sucker for anything oriental. Hugs, Jenny x

Hazel's Crafty Creations said...

These are fantastic Elaine. I think it's high time I got this set of stamps.

Doreen said...

Love both of these

Anonymous said...

Loving all your designs

especially liking the 'spode blue' colour, very pretty


Anonymous said...

what a clever idea with the moons, great stamps as always

Jayne x

Cazzy said...

I love oriental cards, these are all gorgeous, I love them all, can't choose between them!