Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What Style?

I am not sure what "my style" is.  Do you know how to categorize yours?  I am asked that occasionally, and I never know what to say.  I love to do shabby chic, vintage, elegant, cutesy, funky, clean and simple, and just about everything inbetween. So I always answer "eclectic" - which really means: "Who knows?"  :)

Today I am sharing a card with a totally new kind of images for me.  I don't think I have ever made an Asian-themed card.  How do you categorize that?  Is it elegant? Not so simple, I don't think - took me a long time to watercolor the images.  Well, in any case, here it is and I LOVE it!

Asian Carp by Sparkle N Sprinkle
I made this for today's Splitcoast Color Challenge: Concord Parfait Pizzazz. I don't have the Stampin' Up! InColors, so I substituted with what I had.

My images are all by Sparkle N Sprinkle from a beautiful set called Asian Carp.

I stamped my images in Charcoal VersaColor and then embossed with Black and Clear Embossing Powders. I watercolored my images using reinkers and an aqua brush.

I used an atyou Spica Glitter Pen on the water and leaves.  Click on either picture for a close-up of the lovely sparkle.  I am in love with those pens...

If you love Asian, you really must check out this set.  It is one of the biggest, most beautiful and versatile sets I have seen in the Asian theme. SNS has a lot of beautiful Asian stamps.  You can see them HERE

Thanks for coming by today.  My senior-in-high school-daughter is sick today, so we are off to the doctor!  Allergies and fall do not mix well.  Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!


  1. Hello Judy!

    What a wonderful colorful card, love the images that you used and the way you colored them and matched them up with the papers! It's great to not have just one style, don't you think? I like the change as well and keeps it exciting for us as well, to see what you came up with!

    Hugs, Wendy

  2. What a gorgeous card Judy!! I love your colors and images paired with the fab layout!! I would say I am eclectic too, LOL!

  3. What a GORGEOUS card! Love all the detailed coloring, and the way all the images are combined with the other elements! While it looks and feels Asian, it also looks All-American! Beautiful!

  4. I don't care what style you call it....It is beautiful! You should frame this one!

  5. it is lovely....AND eclectic is the perfect word....if you look at my siggie at SCS, that is how I refer to my gallery.....no other word would work...lol

  6. This is a beautiful card...bright and smiley! I like the Asian look too, but one I rarely make. I have this stamp set, so will have to get it out and play...your card inspired me:)
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. What an incredible project! I love how you painted it so well...and the work of your SPICA glitter pen! The water looks reflective...a great Asian theme. Beautiful images!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  8. Very asian feeling I would agree and beautiful job. Hope Laura is doing better today.


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