'Take a Word' New Challenge "ORIENTAL"

May 16th 2011
Make sure you visit the Take a Word Blog to enter the new challenge "Oriental" great word for this week! I love Oriental style anything !
Here's my creation as a "volunteer" designer this week for Take a Word - a little Asian Style Shrine:


I've made my little shrine using instructions from the Bella Creations Oh La La Group ATC Shrine Tutorial. The front of the shrine was made using a laminate sample to drag various coloured paint across a piece of card. Then I stamped the card (once it was dry!!) with an Asian Text stamp and cut out the required shape. I've also added a little Asian hanging embellisment to the bottom of the shrine.


The "inside" of the shrine which is a matchbox has been covered with a Asian style napkin and 3 gold coins tied with red ribbon (for luck!) have been glued inside. I've attached little paper flowers (which I thought looked a bit like cherry blossom) with brads.



This gorgeous Geisha image is from CS Designs and has been coloured with copics, cut out from it's 'frame' and then I have put a layer of Dimensional magic over the image to give it a glossy look.
I'm really happy with how my shrine has come up!

20 comments:

Netty said...

Its a lovely shrine Sharon, so pretty. Love the oriental theme. Annette x

Ellis said...

That's really cool Sharon and you have the same asian style napkins as I have! =)
Will see if my oldie printer can print something out, sounds like a great challenge!
Hugs, Elenor

Kaylene said...

A very elegant composition.

"MOI" Freubel said...

I have so much respect for this kind of work !!
I only work digital (photoshop) and every time when I see these lovely cards Sharon I take a deep bow !!
Beautiful and thanks for your tutorial. It was very interesting to read.

Rian from Holland :)

Grannie Annie said...

Beautiful work with wonderful details and a great challenge Sharon...thanks!!!

Debi said...

cute Sharon x I like the lucky coins in the shrine x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your shrine- wonderfully done!

Michele said...

Sharon this is beautiful! Lots of fabulous detail. xo

indybev said...

Such meticulous attention to detail. This is a beautiful piece, and I admire your creativity!

Ozstuff said...

First of all, thanks so much, Sharon, for supplying this week's sample picture. It is proving very popular because the first 20 entries arrived in double quick time!! Your cards are elegant and gorgeous. Beautiful artwork.

Willy said...

A fabulous shrine, Sharon!

Judy said...

Beautiful detailed shrine, Sharon, great challenge!

Jingle said...

This is just fabulous!

Jack said...

Brilliant little shrine. Love that oriental knot-thingy at the bottom, lol. xx

trisha too said...

Very pretty, Sharon!

Janna Werner said...

Thats a "real Sharon" :D Gorgeous shrine you created, colours match perfectly and the image is one of my favourites! Have a lovely day! Janna

Faye said...

Beautiful art piece, Sharon. I love the old Japanese money.

LynnF said...

This is just an elegant piece of art, Sharon, the shrine is gorgeous!

Gerri Herbst said...

So very beautiful. Love your photo skills too...could really see the shine. I know thats hard to get. takes for visiting me. gerri :)

Electra said...

This is really pretty, I love the addition of the coins!

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