Thursday, May 19, 2011

Asian Inspiration

A couple of months ago I bought a fan die for my Big Shot.  Ever since then, I've been wanting to do an Asian inspired card.  Then, I found this fabulous image over at Tiddly Inks named Chi, which I thought was absolutely perfect for that style.  Lastly, I got some Asian style outline stickers at last weekend's Rubber Stamp and Scrapbooking Expo....and I was set!

The inside:

The image on the front of the card is the Chi image, colored with Copics.  This is the first time I've really tried highlighting with black hair, and I'm really happy with out it turned out!  (I used C0, C2 and 100.)  I know a lot of people don't like to use greys for the highlights...but I like the result.  =D  The coins and fan outlines are the stickers, and the inside of the fans were colored with Souffle pens.  The Chinese characters on the inside of the card are from Designed 2 Delight and mean happiness.  I wrote "happiness" underneath so anyone who picks up the card will immediately know what it means.  I used origami paper for the fan. (Thanks for the idea, Stef!!)

I am just stoked at how this turned out....but I still have a ton of embellishments that I planned on using but just didn't fit with this card.  So, don't be surprised if you see a few more of this style over the next couple of months!

No challenges for this one.  I just had this card stuck in my head and had to get it out on paper.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look!


Trina said...

Starla, this came out perfectly! Love the origami paper fan and the stamps you used!

Cely said...

Beautiful! Love the origami paper!

Lau W said...

Oh so nice ! Love the colouring of her hairs wow ! Superb creation my friend !

Vicki said...

The coloring is AWESOME!! I think the grey highlights look fab.

Gina L said...

I love that fan and the paper you used for it. Your coloring of her hair is wonderful. I have the hardest time with the hair, so I am always jealous when someone else gets it right like you did!

redoralee said...

This is so cool! I love this card and your coloring is awesome.

The great benefit of seeing all these wonderful designs is that it teaches me to live with my limitations and make my jealously a positive force for creativity!!! :-)

Cely said...

STAR!!!! I got your swaps today! That shipping you paid is INSANE. Lol, I would've understood if you had to back out! But bless your heart! Thank you for being loyal to a fellow Outlaw! I'm doing the swapping tomorrow and they should be on the way to you either Monday or Tuesday.