Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Two more Oriental cards inspired by 'Jo Blogs'

I have thoroughly enjoyed making these cards - which really makes a change as I get a mental block when I have to make a card usually.

In the process of doing these, I have learned such a lot.

(Apologies for the photographic quality - the cards are straight, and the mounted stamped images - it's the way I took the photos that make them look rather odd.  They were standing on some wallpaper and I seem to have placed them wonky!)
The layout is Jo's but when the paper I ordered arrived, the sheets were not quite the same as Jo's so I adapted the cards a bit.  Which is good, as it is great practice.
As I didn't seem to have the section exactly the same that Jo used, I had to do something to make this look 'more' than just the background, so I did a lot of shading with ink and brown pastels.  As there wasn't a flower at the bottom left hand corner on my paper, I place an oriental coin.   I think I must be using smaller cards - or else the sheets are never quite the same.

Again - photographed wonky - the mounted image is exactly 'square' to the card because I used a Tim Holtz transparent ruler to line it all up.  It is also a deeper red with a graded colour contrast.
This card is more colourful in real life, more like Jo's - but again - my card must be smaller as I couldn't fit in the extra card mounting etc so adapted it and also coloured it a bit and added shading with pastels as it looked a little pale in places

That's it.

I spent the morning at college - rushed home, cooked lunch, put three raised beds up, and made these two cards.

Off indoors now - to put my feet up and study the magazine for another project.
Thank you for looking


Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Go Lottie! Go Lottie! Whahoooo, what a collection you have now. See, card making is easy isnt it once you find your niche :0)This has made my day - so pleased. x

Createology said...

This is such a pleasing stamp and the results you are obtaining are amazing. Each one so beautiful. Keep creating...

Sally H said...

You are on a roll! Every one is fabulous! Love them x

Sandie's Patch said...

The oriental cards are lovely! Are the metallic looking discs authentic coinage?

joanne wardle said...

love your take on Jo's cards, she's such an inspiration isn't she?

Lottie said...

She surely is - as are lots of the blogs I visit of course - you are all inspirational

Heavens2Betsy said...

Wow! I really love what your take on these beautiful cards. Love the rich colours and images you've used. They are very sumptuous!

LazyKay said...

Gorgeous cards - I love what you're doing with this stamp.