Sunday, February 7, 2016

One Layer Oriental Card

Hello Readers,

For today I am playing along with The Male Room. Their theme is near and dear to my heart. Why? Well my mother lived in Japan for several years before coming back to the states to retire. More about that later; here is my card for today, enjoy!

Used the sponging technique to create dimension around edges and sentiment.
I feel the tone of this card is oriental because of the
color, simplicity, background choice,
and of course, the sentiment.
The sentiment was masked off and the bamboo was then stamped and shaded.
This also shows that one layer was used.
The detail shows the shading that was used to create a 3D effect.
I used a combination of Distress Ink and PrismaColor pencils.
Challenges Entered:

As I mentioned above, my mother and stepfather lived in Japan for several years. They intimately got to know the culture and their way of life. They just so happened to move right before the earthquake that triggered the disaster at Fukushima. During the earthquake mom reported that everyone was rightfully distraught but still remained extremely courteous, pleasant, and very patient with each other during the aftershocks. Mom and her husband were okay during the aftermath. Fukushima was a bit unnerving but she regularly sent correspondence to tell us all was okay. What I noticed in every message she mentioned how wonderful the Japanese were. I could only hope I could have that attitude during a time of crisis. I hope to never find out.

Well thank you Male Room for this challenge. It made me realize to be a bit nicer today. That is all for now. I will be bombarding you with more posts later. Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet. I really do appreciate your visits.  

All the Best,


Karren said...

Wow, I can hardly believe this is one layer - your shading is amazing! Fabulous card!

Petra Swart said...

What a lovely oriental card and what great sponging to add such a lot of dimension to a one layer, Shawna!!!!! I keep on going back to have another look, it's sooooooo beautiful!!!! Love the leaves and looooove that sentiment stamp!!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!!

Mac Mable said...

Loved reading your blog today. What a fabulous and memorable card. The masking, blending and 'layering' looks fabulous x

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is absolutely amazing. There really is so much depth in your work. I love bright green of the bamboo with the neutrals. Lovely work. Thanks so much for playing along with our Oriental theme at The Male Room, Deborah DT.

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a stunning card! The shading gives it so much depth! Love that bamboo stamp!

Louise van Vuren said...

This is such a perfect t guy card with an oriental theme. Love the greeting tucked into the script and the real Japanese feel to the bamboo with the neutrals. Thanks for playing along at The Male Room
Louise xx

Rocky said...

Your card is beautiful in it's simplicity, a true oriental style card, gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at TMR.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Congrats - this wonderful card won at the Male Room! Well deserved!

Monika Reeck said...

COngrats on being HM at The Male Room
your card take my breath away
AMAZING idea of masking and I am jealous with that Bamboo stamp
I came from Asia but I dont have Bamboo stamp (stupid me or not take care of this items oh ooh)
sweety I miss your visit
are you okay
hope so

Buffy said...

Stunning card Shawna.

Buffy xx

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