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Friday, 6 February 2009

DCM - ORIENTAL SPLENDOUR!

This week it was Sue's turn to set the dare, she says:

'I would like you to make a card with an Oriental influence and the ‘Take Away’ I referred to is the twist in the tail.

When ever Oriental is mentioned most people, including myself immediately reach for Red and Black so I’m taking them away from you and removing them from the pallet of colours that you can use on your card.

So to recap:-I dare you to make an Oriental themed card which doesn’t use Red or Black.'

If you fancy a go at this take a look here! for lots of inspiration.

I was really pleased when I read what the dare was as I am not keen on the B/R combo on Oriental cards only romantic cards for my fella hehehehe!

As I still had my DCWV Far Eastern pad out from my last post I used that again. The stamps are of the Willow Pattern and come in a pack from Kodomo Inc. All the inking was done with Rocket Red Gold which went with the apricot colour in the paper perfectly. I added a bit of green, which matches the green on the stems. A bit of ribbon and voila!!!

Thank you for taking a look XXX

21 comments:

Hazel said...

That was quick, Karen. Lovely card. I agree about the B/R combo - much prefer this - especially lovethe DCWV papers (I'll be using them for mine) x

Allison said...

love the colours fab oriental card
AllisoNX

Susan (Sue H) said...

Your card is so beautiful Karen; I’ll let you get away with the Rocket ‘Red/Gold’ ink, especially as you say it looks more Apricot. Lol!

Thanks for joining in with my DCM challenge this week.

Kaz said...

Very pretty colours and card Karen.

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is amazing, it looks brilliant. Love the image, Hazel ox

Carol said...

gorgeous card Karen, really love that image....

tracy said...

thats really sweet karen :)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully created!

Angelnorth said...

Very pretty! But Rocket *Red* Gold? Excuse me but should be challenge police be screeching to a halt outside your resident or am I missing something?

Beth said...

Now I love this card Karen, and I love that stamps too, very pretty. Isn't there a story to it too...? Love the green ribbon and the way you designed it all. XX

Sue said...

I love the touch of green in the ribbon Karen.
Sue x

Janice said...

Very nice and top swot for getting it done so quickly!

Gez said...

Wow, it looks like it came from the Orient. Fab. XX

Traceyr said...

I agree with you the ribbon does set the patterned papers off perfectly.

Clever you. :)

CLARE said...

Lovely card great colour combo - I must admit, I always go for Black/red/gold for this type of card so its really got me thinking.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This really turned out beautifully!! I love this!! The colors are perfect! :)

AliMayes said...

Lovely subtle card. I really like it -- and the cats!!!
Ali xx

Lythan said...

What lovely restful colours Karen

Chris said...

Oh wow!! gorgeous card Karen... I have struggled to do one for this challenge... didn't like anything I made...lol
hugs
Chris xx

Kath said...

Hi Karen fab card and not a jot of red or black in sight.
Hugs Kath xxxx

Di said...

A beautiful card Karen x