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!

12 comments:

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

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  2. Lovely Asian theme and colours Viv...

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  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.

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  4. A lovely card Viv, love the colours.

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

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  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.

    Marie

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

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  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!

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

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  10. This is wonderfulViv, luv Georginaxx

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

    Have a lovely Easter!
    Gaby

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  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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