Friday, 22 April 2011

Postcard from Asia

The Three Muses challenge this week is 'Mail Art'. It also by chance fitted in with the current April/May challenge at the Art N Soul Flickr group which was to create a postcard and incorporate metal.
This piece measures 6" x 4" and is based onto mountboard. It was a change for me to leave the 'cute/girly/CAS cardmaking behind for a while and get back to creating purely for creating sake rather than for selling for charity!
I really like the rich vibrant colours in washi papers and this is what I used for the background. The geisha images are from Somerset Studio and the chinese writing paper and letter from the College of Japan were from my stash. 
I tied the metal coin on the card using some metallic gold thread  and added a chipboard embellishment, a couple of tiny fabric butterflies and a large orange gem which is supposed to represent the 'rising sun'!
I gold embossed the outer edges of the card and chipboard piece and dabbed a few bits of gold powder randomly across the card. 
The back resembles a postcard complete with chinese stamp.
Job done!


  1. Beautiful mail art, Viv, perfect colours, love it!

  2. Lovely Asian theme and colours Viv...

  3. beautiful, love teh bright colours and teh way you combined the envelop with teh ladies and then that coin is just perfect on it.

  4. A lovely card Viv, love the colours.

  5. Love the Asian theme, Viv, and the wonderful colour palette. Kudos to you.

  6. Hi There.

    Thanks for the email yesterday and the links for the flower tutorial much appreciated. Love your Asian mail art theme and the addition of the coin is perfect.


  7. There are so much to see here. Your oriental approach to the theme is just perfect.

  8. This is a delicious bit of Asian mixed media mail art, Viv! The colors are bright and cheerful, the details are perfect. Bravo! Thanks for joining us this week at Three Muses!

  9. Such luscious colors and such a wonderful creation. I love the elements you chose and the serenity of this piece.

  10. This is wonderfulViv, luv Georginaxx

  11. Your "Asia Postcard" is amazing! Love all the lil details.

    Have a lovely Easter!

  12. Hi Viv

    This is simply amazing.

    I love all the gorgeous colours and all of the elements you have included.

    Love Jules xx


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