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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oriental inspired

There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week it's time for a new ANYTHING GOES. I've used an image from Stitchy Bear Designs - our Sponsor for October - colored with Promarkers and gel pens.
There's plenty of gold on this card, kind of screams at you I think. I used an embossing folder on the background, then sprinkled gold EP on top and heat set. I did the same with the dragonflies made with Penny Black dies and the sentiment from LOTV - a freebie that came with a magazine at some point. The die cut layers in the middle are made with black and gold paper, I used the dies I got from Mervi.

This card is for these challenges:
Ooh La La Creations - Embossing (heat and dry)
Shopping Our Stash - #225 - Go Paperless
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with Twist of Birthdays
Crafting for all Seasons - #113 All Dressed Up/Girly

40 comments:

Marina said...

Here is a new idea to me, and one I hope you don't mind me trying - heat embossing dry-embossed card. It looks fabulously rich and ornate. I love the oriental look and this is gorgeous.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Love this gorgeous Oriental creation and colours along with the image used.xx
{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow!!! Stunning card!! Very elegant, love all of it!! The design is really gorgous!! Beautiful image and your double embossing and details make it amazing!! This is a piece of art, Pia!!! Love, love it!!

meg said...

Wonderful elegant card Pia love the design layout and the beautiful image.

Laine said...

Beautiful and elegant Pia.
Laine
xx

Lau W said...

Oh so elegant card ! Nice work, very original !
xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

AWESOME Pia! Love it. x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

WOW Pia - this beautiful Oriental creation is so elegant. Love the awesome double-embossing technique!
Sylvia xx

Loz said...

Fabulous oriental creation Pia..Loz

Donna Ellis said...

It certainly does feel Asian, Pia! Lovely gold embossed details, and beautiful design elements - I especially like that you gold embossed the dragonflies! Gorgeous! hugs, de

Jean Chaney said...

I think that gold is fabulous. Beautiful card!

Home sweet home said...

Hei

Kortet er veldig flott,fint farge comb. og liker detaljene godt.

Ha en fin dag og takk for hyggelig besøk på bloggen min.Du må prøve deg på art journal det er veldig kjekt:D

Merethe

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful oriental card Pia! I love all the layers of gold. Have a great day.

chrissy xx said...

So pretty! I LOve all your embossing Pia..
Such a sweet image too.
Chrissyxx

Patricia St Martin said...

So gorgeous Pia, love all the gold and the embossing is wonderful. Love how you did the layout and the oriental girl is so pretty, the dragonfly's are a nice touch.
Hugs, Pat

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Pia! This looks amazing! Look at all the gold! I love it! The image is coloured so beautifully! I love the embossing and die cuts! I've always had a fondness for the Asian style! Stunning card, Pia, and so rich looking!

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer! this is gorgeous Pia… love the beautiful gold embossing… the dragonflies are perfect with the oriental theme… such a fab image too… you've coloured her beautifully…. the colours really pop against the rich background!
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog!
Hope you have a nice evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous Pia..love the gold and fabulous design..beautiful.

luv CRISSYxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous oriental themed card Pia, beautiful gold embossing and your dragonflies are perfect.
Pauline
x

Barb said...

What a fabulous creation, loving what you have done here, thanks for sharing with Crafting For All Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

Carrie Sheridan said...

Pia, this is so gorgeous! Like some of the other commenters, I had never thought of heat embossing over a dry embossed surface. I will definitely have to give that a try. It looks stunning here on your card! If you are interested, Our Daily Bread's challenge this week is to use dry and heat embossing, so you could enter your card there, as well.

Donna said...

So elegant! I don't think I could give this one away. I think you should frame it!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Gorgeous Pia! Love all the gold and the embossing! Fabulous coloring too!

Brenda

Leslie Hanna said...

This card is amazing! I love all the gold!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! I love that image and all of the gold embossing is stunning!!
Tammy x

Monika Reeck said...

STUNNING PIA!!
And how kind Mervi send you this all adorable DIES
wooohooo
I want to have that background Pia
please tell me which company is it I want to buy it
I have some Asia Lady Images and could be fit with that emboss bg Pia
lovee the coloring lady
its pop on all gold behind her
STUNNING CARD AND I ADORE THIS
wooow wooow and woow
if no one get this card may I ask this for me Pia hehe...
just send to Munich and I promise this card will stay on my office table..
hugs
Monika

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow this is so beautiful Pia. You have gone one step more in gold embossing this gorgeous creation. The depth of colour is gorgeous. You must be really pleased how it turned out.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Asha said...

Good heavens! What an amazing card, Pia. it is just bursting with Eastern goodness... it's mysterious, exotic and extravagantly bold. An inspired creation.
x Asha

Desire Fourie said...

Pia this has a wonderful Asian flair and I adore the gold and black.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Pia, love the double embossed gold background, and it's a great design with the dragonflies and the beautiful image.
Avril xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, Black on gold is a real classic, this is very well done,Pia - love gold embossing on cardstock and die cuts!

.. also love your card below with the NBUS that you struggled with it is brilliant.
Thanks so much for popping over.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #31

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

cotnob said...

Hi Pia, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/
Pauline
x

Janet McLaughlin said...

Love the gold and the embossing, Pia! Another great card!

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La la Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous oriental card, gorgeous design and beautiful and matching elements in glory gold. Tiny dragonflies are fabulous too;-))m

lauren bergold said...

WOW! brilliant, what a gorgeous card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (noooo patterned paper!) STASH with us this week!!! ♥

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and love all the gold and great technique using EP on EF never heard of that before
carol x

Mimi said...

Never too much gold... and if there is such a thing, you did it just right! Question-- I've noticed you've embossed dry-embossed images before: do you just sprinkle EP on there, or do you add an embossing powder fixative first? Well, I love this card, I love the oriental theme, and I'm off now to check out your other stuff... looks like you've been a busy bee!

Mimi said...

Never too much gold... and if there is such a thing, you did it just right! Question-- I've noticed you've embossed dry-embossed images before: do you just sprinkle EP on there, or do you add an embossing powder fixative first? Well, I love this card, I love the oriental theme, and I'm off now to check out your other stuff... looks like you've been a busy bee!

CheerDown said...

Wow this is stunning love the gilding effect Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La creations
Alli x