Monday, September 5, 2011

It's an Asian Thing

I've been creatively stymied for more than a week....I am up to my ears with cardstock of all colors and patterns, hundreds of rubber stamps, and anything else someone could use to make a card, but I could not create.    So I took a different tack:  I chose a theme to work with.   I haven't worked with my Asian images for a long time, so that's what I chose.    Two cards came together fairly easily, but the third one didn't.  Then I read Cynnie's Galerie 46 blog post about a mini accordion book.   Actually, I've made these books before, and it was enjoyable to create an Asian-themed one with black and gold specialty paper.

Left: Asian BG stamp on patterned paper, sanded edges; image stamped on patterned paper and popped with foam dots.
Right: Washi paper layered card; image stamped on patterned paper


Ewa said...

these theme looks really great!!!

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Sue said...

Good on you for changing tack Evelyn, it obviously worked as the cards are wonderful especially the black card, it is really stunning.
Your accordion booklet is superb, just love it.

Anonymous said...

Well, Evelyn, if I could have just your creative block..I'd be satisfied. these are beautiful!I am assuming the middle one is from paper? The first one--maybe distressed inks?
And that mini-album--what a treasure.
These make perfect gifts, too.
Glad your "block" got erased.

MD said...


Lynn Stevens said...

Evelyn so glad you found your mojo again! Beautiful art work!
hugs Lynn

lisa said...

Evelyn, I envision your workroom to be a veritable playground!!
These are just gorgeous.
Love all of the wonderful color.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, you sure came out of that lost place on a good high! Beautiful work as usual, you do Asian so well GF! hugz

Stampmouse said...

these are beautiful.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Stunning ,,,really gorgeous pieces and heck you even made a little book!!!which is beautiful too!
oooo I even got a mention too:)