Friday, May 16, 2014

Asian Beauty ATC ~ Craftitude Challenge #65

Hello, everyone! It's that time again...time for a brand new challenge theme over at the Craftitude blog. This week we have two wonderful sponsors, MilkCoffee and The East Wind. I chose to play along with the challenge theme of That's Die-licious  using an image from The East Wind called Asian Bun. We would like to see you use something cut with a die for this challenge, although you are also welcome to follow the ever popular Anything Goes theme. I coloured this beautiful woman with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut her. She was popped up on foam tape and set aside to await her background.

For that, I chose a patterned paper from The Far East Stack from DCWV. The paper has a very subtle gold dragon in the background. I emphasized the gold by lining the outside edge with a metallic gelly roll pen before matting it with black cardstock. The tree branches were cut using a die and then adhered to the page so that they look like one branch. Tiny pink flowers were cut with a Punch Bunch tool, sculpted with a stylus and given pearl centers before they were adhered to the branches to resemble cherry blossoms. Three more were grouped at the bottom left of the ATC in order to bring some pink to that corner as well as create a diagonal flow through the image. A tiny black butterfly was punched and given Icicle Stickle shine on its wings.

I purposely kept this ATC simple both because the image is strong enough to stand alone and because the Asian feel to this card lends itself beautifully to a more serene background. Thanks so much for stopping by today. When you get a minute, pop over to the Craftiude Challenges blog to get an eyeful of the wonderful That's Die-licious inspiration provided by the rest of our fabulous DT. Hoping you'll join us for this challenge!

I am entering this ATC in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Flowers
Digi Choosday ~ Week 19 Embellish It
Glitter n Sparkle #84 Female

Life is good; so is art.


~ginny said...

Wow Bonnie - this one just leaps off the page at me! Beautiful strong reds on that stunning image say enough without a lot of background competition. You got that perfect!

Unknown said...

Sheer beauty Bonnie! I love love how you coloured this little lady here, it's a stunning card, also love the pretty flowers, spot on! have a great weekend, hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

ParkNSlide said...

Asian theme, red & black, tiny flowers---all of my favorites. What's not to like???