Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Exotic

This week's challenge at Less is More is on the theme of 'something exotic'.  How fun!

My search of suitable exoticism provided me with a lovely flower cluster I had stamped at a card group, so don't know its origin, but I think it is Japanese cherry blossom - so this is what I created.


Image is heat embossed in gold, I also found a little wooden stamp by Kaiserstamp of Japanese characters that says Peace, and I watercolored the panel with distress inks.  Having cut out my flower spray, and popping it up on the panel, I dabbed and smeared gold pigment over the background.  The panel was cut with ME Basic Die set, and mounted on a black card.  I think this looks exotic - and I like it:)

Rushing off to act as Secretary at our Probus Club, so must fly!

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Love the background you created.

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  2. This is fantastic. The background looks amazing and sets off the dramatic flowers to perfection. I love the gold sentiment too. Thanks for a super Less is More entry!

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  3. Simply wonderful Ann and a great way to showcase your exotic bloom with that stunning watercoloured BG too. Great work and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

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  4. Very elegant card. Your color combination is very rich indeed! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  5. Your card really does have an exotic feel. I love the gold on black flowers placed upon the warm background. Just beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  6. My Granny duties over the past few weeks have taken their toll on my commenting time... many apologies for the late visit!
    This is fabulous Ann, that backdrop is something else... I love this!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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