22 May 2010

Scrap Boutique Postcards Competition - Week 5

This week we were visiting Japan at the Scrap Boutique postcards competition. I loved the autumn colours and images in this postcard. I have used 7 Gypsies paper along with a Prima felt stem and lanterns. A requirement of the challenge was to include a paper folding technique. I have made a pleated fan, accordion circle flower and added a pleated paper strip. I have tried to keep it all pretty simple to suit the minimalistic Japanese style. Some butterflies with touches of gold and a Japanese Proverb were added as well. Sorry the photo is a bit crooked...I really need to learn how to stitch LO's together so I can scan them instead of photographing them.

This is my entry for the monthly sketch challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard. I loved this design and thought these photos of Mikala suited it well. I have used some older Kaiser papers from my stash and added some red Thickers and a crackle painted bird for a bit of extra interest. I am happy with the way this one turned out considering it was created by candlelight when the power was off...I took the chance to scrap when the opportunity presented itself.

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  1. both layouts are totally gorgeous ...

  2. Aha, I could tell you were visiting Japan even before I had read what you'd written. Stunning.


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