At Sophisti-cat this week our dear Tasha challenged us with "Oriental". I really enjoyed this challenge as it was a complete challenge!!! lol I have never made anything oriental nor do I own anything oriental. This sounded like a prime excuse to go to my lss! Well, apparently oriental is not a huge seller around here. They had very little in this area and what they did have did not really appeal to me. I did buy the cherry blossom stickers from their oriental section and then moved on. I bought some non oriental papers and came home. I then searched the internet until I found a simple clip art of this little girl and used it for a pattern to paper piece her. About the only thing I could really think of as oriental were the little umbrellas for drinks ( Iknow htey are not really oriental but this is my blog and my story! hehehe). Well, I did have fun finding them without going to a place where they serve drinks where they may have just given me ONE upon request. No, I wanted to purchase it so went shopping! And I indeed found them for sale........a box of 144!!! Since I only needed a half of one, I do have a few extras in case I ever want to make oriental cards again! lol I do thank Tasha for this fun challenge. I love challenges and tho my card did not turn out to my liking, it was a lot of fun making it.
I am entering it in a few challenges this week. Delightful Sketches is the layout. In fact. it was their sketch that gave me the idea for the little umbrella.
And Corrosive this week has the challenge for "Asian". So here is my Asian umbrella card!
I thought I would join in and use a recipe from Cooking it up With Katie! The recipe is: girly, 2 patterned papers, and paper piecing.
Craft Creations had a fun challenge to....."Cut it our and Pop it up". Well she is cut our in several pieces and then I adhered her with pop tape.
At Cute Card Thursday, we were required to use ribbon for their challenge!
I did really enjoy this challenge. Actually took my mind off my shingles for a while!!! Please hurry over to Sophisti-cat Challenge Blog and join us this week. The Dt cards are so inspiring and I know you will have fun doing this challenge also!
hugs and God bless!