Sunday, March 9, 2014

Oriental Snippets

Somewhere I saw a card that was sponged and stamped and I thought to myself, "Self, you could totally duplicate this card for an oriental themed one."
And so I did without the sponging and the stamping.  The variegated piece was brayered in three different colors onto a snippet of glossy paper.  Yes, you heard me right, brayered, my least favorite technique on the planet.  The flowers were die cut out of a scrap of textured black cardstock and the card base, is an oldie as well.  With all these pieces, I'm adding this card to Pixie's Snippet Playground.

Um, yeah, I did do a wee bit of stamping in the upper left corner.  I hope I didn't stamp it upside down! And I hope it says something wonderful like "peace" or "strength" or "hope" and not "fried wontons."

The Fine Print: Poppy die by Memory Box, Japanese symbol by Plaid Enterprises, inks by Memento.

23 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Would be better if it said Sesame Prawn Toast - then I'd be there like a shot. Awesome card. Hugs xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Wow! Reminds me of a warm summer sunrise/sunset. If this is your lrast fav technique you sure taught it who was boss. Excellent.

Georgiana said...

Super pretty!

Julia Dunnit said...

Brayering? Why, that's the second mention in three blog visits today...is there a retro technique revolution going on?!! It looks wonderful, you should prolly do more. I love that die. Wait. I love most of the MB inventory.

Angie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Yah! I am not in love with using a brayer but wow, some beautiful art pieces have been created with a brayer and this is certainly one of them!

Cherie said...

I love how bright and bold this is. I can't say I hate brayering, though, since I've never done it. Maybe the red stamp says "Chinese Hamburger." That's what I used to order when I was little.

jimlynn said...

So beautiful and the brayering looks great! I never have gotten the hang of that!
LYnn

Krisha said...

I believe that is the symbol for spring, or that is what my stamps says.
You always make such nice CAS cards, but this one is fantastic! Love the brayered background (haven't done this in a long time)
Thanks for sharing.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Nice card, Judy! Love the orange and silhouette. I like the simple layout too.
And it probably says 'this way up'. ;-)
Xx

MagsB said...

This is so gorgeous! I am in awe of your brayering, whenever I try it I get stripes and splotches! A beautiful card!

love Mags B x

Janeen said...

ha! Mission accomplished! You used your oriental stamps AND you found your brayer. It developed into the most wonderful of cards. I'm sure it says Peace because that's the feeling this card gives me.

Wishcraft said...

Ooh! Fabulous colours and love the poppy die, what a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Carol L said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love every little detail, even the sentiment that I don't know how to read ;)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so pretty, PJ! I think the symbol says "go you!" I can honestly say I've never made a card from any brayering I did, it was that bad. I'm no good at those Timmy sponge things either and I bought the whole twirlie stand and dohinkies that go in it. I think I need to schedule myself better. Just take one morning a week, say, for learning how to do stuff, now that I have all the time in the world. My list is a mile long and the days just keep zipping by ... you inspire me to give it another go! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Hi PJ! First of all thank you so much for realising how carefully I'd had to stamp the label on my snippets card and then carefully add it so that it was lined up with the writing straight on the card! Hawk eye!!

Oh boy. this is a fabulous card of yours, looks just like a sunset, go you with the brayer! Ha, likey you I also have some Japanese stamps and often wonder if they say something outrageous!

Hugs, Di xx

Kathyk said...

Well done on tackling your (and many others too) least fave technique and for making such a SPLENDID card - gorgeous warm colours

Kathyk

Jenny L said...

Hi Judy,
what a super card. Love that brayer technic, the colours are really fab.
Not ever tried brayering. Love the great black die cut flowers on top too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MaryH said...

PJ, Love this one ...Your brayering looks fab to me, and love that dark flower silhouette. This is a unique way to use this image, from any I've seen using it so far. Well done! Keep up with the brayering and then give me some lessons. I don't brayer well either. TFS

Bonnie said...

I've never met a brayer that worked well for me! Sponging doesn't go too well either, but after seeing this, I'll have to try again! So gorgeous with those poppies! I wonder what that stamp says?????

Dragon said...

Very striking. A larger version for my wall please!

SARN said...

Hi PJ . . . WOW - this one's a stunner for sure!

I'm with Dragon . . .it'd make a great wall hanging . . . are you taking commissions?

Laughed at what you HOPED your stamped sentiment DOESN'T say! xxx

mamapez5 said...

This is gorgeous. Silhouettes against a coloured background are my favourites. I have the poppy die. It is so delicate, and I love it. I am with you on the brayering, so well done for not giving up on it. Kate x

Jessi Fogan said...

Fried wontons ARE wonderful, what are you talking about? This is gorgeous!