Monday, July 7, 2008

July DT Projects

This month the design team girls chose the kits for each other. Melanie & I chose for each other & I must say, it was a little nerve wracking trying to decide on products for someone else.
The first kit I received included some Creative Imaginations "Asian Fusion" papers. I did find them a bit challenging at first but once I got started I really enjoyed working with them. They have such lovely rich colours & a large foiled motif on each sheet.
This first card uses the large Chinese symbol motif from one of the papers. I made the card from transparency then adhered the paper to the inside front cover & then placed a square of the other paper to the inside back cover. I've swiped the edges of the transparency with black paint & added some mesh, which I love the look of.

The red paper had this beautiful foiled dragon motif on it but it was a little too large for a card.
I decided to make a wall canvas with it instead. I covered the canvas with the green striped paper then placed the dragon piece over it. The black vinyl lace is Christina Ree, I found that in Melbourne while on holiday.

This card uses both papers & I've added a Prima journalling note & some Green Tara flowers, a 7Gypsies rub on & some gorgeous Maya Road velvet ricrac.

The cardstock Melanie sent was Coredinations. I haven't used it before but I love how it can be sanded back to reveal some of the core colour. Adds a really interesting touch.
The second kit couldn't be any more different but I'll be back with those soon.
Thanks for stopping by :)


Suzanne said...

Your cards are so wonderful. You must put some time and effort to get such a great effect.
These colours work so well for the Asian theme.

roree said...

I love all of your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

You have been ONE busy CHICKIE BABE, with all these gorgeous creations you have done while I was away.Did you miss me????lol.I always love looking at everything you make Hun.

Chloe said...

Great work Ma!!!

Leah said...

I love these cards Jewls! The colours are so warm and the designs are just so intricate. Gorgeous!