Here's this Week's Challenge at CS Designs!!

June 13th 2011


What a great challenge we have this week - "Asian" - anything Asian and "Square" as you will see from these amazing new "square" designs from CS Designs!! You can get all the details from our Challenge Blog and remember although our challenges are weekely they all run until the end of the month so you have plenty of time to grab a CS Design digi and show us what you've got!! And what a great opportunity to win some of Chris' amazing designs!


I've made 2 cards for the challenge this week using paper from Japan and little stickers also from Japan. I've also "gone outside the sqaure" and used colours that I don't normally use so I've really challenged myself this week!!! I've also used this challenge as a great reason to do some simple origami! I love origami and have made these "square" frames by folding the Japanese paper.

This card uses the Asian Square Sakura / Cherry Blossom Design which I feel has a more masculine look so there's an idea for male themed items!!!! The sentiment is a CS Design digi which I thought fitted in with this Asian Square Challenge theme! The little paper crane and cherry blossom stickers came in a pack my relative sent me from Japan recently and the colors match with the orange and yellow. To finish the card I've added some raffia and orange fibres to the spine.


And here's a close up of the image (coloured with Copics) and sentiment:


This next card using the same color scheme and papers and I have used the Asian Square Akiko / Light & Bright Autumn Design which I think is great as I love the shape of her hair! I've used a different fold to make the frame around this image. Ths same fibres and stickers have also been used on this card.


And a close up of this image (also coloured with Copics) and to also show how the "flaps" of the folding stick up to give a 3d effect:



10 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful cards Sharon, great images and design. Annette x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wow Whew, those new stamps really make up striking. Beautiful.

2amscrapper said...

This is downright impressive!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely colors- great images and the paper backgrounds is just awesome!

Michele said...

i love the layouts here Sharon -- the background florals arereally effective! xo

Willy said...

Funny cards, Sharon!

Eve said...

I luv them both, Sharon! hmmm i should check that store out! I luv the images too! Great cards!! :-)

Ellis said...

I love your cards and the new images, have to keep my money in a safe place now! =)
Hugs, Elenor

judyjstamper said...

very nicely done, Sharon!

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgeous work!You always have the pretties images and your color selection is incredible! gerri :)

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