Archive for the ‘Dream Garden’ Category

variation on a theme — Asian Dreams

August 12, 2009

With a desire to continue to  work with the Dream Garden stamp set…..I have been inspired about the use of circles in cards. 

The stuff:

  • stash designer paper (yes I am trying to use up my large and stunning stash — perhaps by 2025– for several years I had a fear of the scrapbook industry would stop producing and I would be left with wrapping paper– now I have enough for a natural or national disaster — a scrapbook emergency staff).  (I also have 9 gallons of water from 2001 in my upstairs closet–need to rework that stash)
  • back to the paper:  dp from kodomo inc plum blossom, su basic black, whisper white
  • su dream garden and eastern blooms
  • su melon mango and versamark, then basic black, embossed
  • su melon mango marker
  • from personal stash: grosgrain ribbon, embroidery floss
  • layered flowers and stamin
  • fussy cutting, tag punch and circle nestabilities

The card:asian dreams

My favorite part – the inside: a place for a little note

asian dreams 2


mojo monday continues

August 11, 2009

When I saw the sketch at mojo monday’s blog,  it pushed my creativity and desire to stamp further.  I grabbed the stamps after finding the perfect piece of paper in my stash….I always pick up asian theme paper, just love the motifs, colors and balance,  so of course I ordered the new SU Dream Gardens and chose the hostess Asian Artistry with my July party.

The info:

  • card made from su basic black cardstock
  • layered with Kaiser craft’s Sakura Park red dp, an old piece of textured and stitched black paper, used su real red to mat image
  • on su whisper white I stamped on versamark, then su basic black, then embossed images
  • the japanese woman is from su dream garden, i colored the lettering in with a red marker
  • the bird image is from su asian artistry
  • the circle accents are from the new su circle circus — trim, punched, folded as needed
  • other accents:  1″ red ribbon and bw stripe ribbon, red flowers (the little ones are found at the craft store in the bridal area, brads and hatpins  from my large stash collection