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!


  1. Gorgeous. Love the background you created.

  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!

  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

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

  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

  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
    "Less is More"


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