Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Flashback: Ancient Asia

It's time for the Friday Flashback!  If you've been here for a while (or if you've perused my other blog), you know that I used to live in Japan and I love stamps with an Oriental flair.  Today's Friday Flashback is for the superfantastic Ancient Asia!

Also features Bamboo II and Happy Birthday Frame
I sent this to my dad for his birthday a few years ago.  I still miss the retired blue colors like Ballet Blue and Brocade Blue.

Also features Bamboo II, Natural Beauty, and Itty Bitty Backgrounds
I made this card before I ever knew there was a band called Imagine Dragons :)

Also features Sanded and Birthday Whimsy
And there's the other dragon in the set.

Also features Whimsical Alphabet
The first layout in my Okinawa scrapbook--I used the tiny dragon in a line across the top of the pages.  So that was the Flashback part, and because I've been having SUCH a good time in my craft room this week I have two new cards to share!

My friend Misty recently had a wedding anniversary, and when she got married I made her a wedding sampler with Chinese characters on it so I was thinking of her when I made this card.  I used the colors from the Color Throwdown:

Such a pretty photo on there, I want to go wherever that was taken.  And you might recognize this week's Nacho sketch too:

But I didn't stop there, I made one more card today:

Kind of different for me, it's all neutrals (and you know I like color, and lots of it).  That Whisper White layer is actually sponged with Sahara Sand and Basic Gray ink, but the flash kinda whited that out.  I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch on this one:

So there you have it!  I've got some pictures picked out for a scrapbook layout to work on next week, and I think Ancient Asia will be making another appearance in my scrapbooks.  Hope y'all have a great weekend, and cheers, peeps!

Supplies, dragon anniversary card:
Stamps:  Ancient Asia, Best of Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red
Paper:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Night & Day DSP (I used up a scrap!)
Accessories:  Riding Hood Red taffeta

Supplies, horse card:
Stamps:  Ancient Asia, Weathered
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Sahara Sand DSP
Accessories:  Whisper White baker's twine, Neutrals Candy Dots, Dimensionals


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such fabulous cards! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Yapha said...

What gorgeous cards! I love the variations on the same theme. Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges!

Tanya said...

Both new cards are great! That scrapbook page tho, is fantastic!! I love how you did the journaling!!

Kathya said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for creating with us at Nacho Average Challenges.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful set of cards. Love the oriental images. Your anniversary card is so pretty. That gray-ish panel looks fabulous with red. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

CCsMom said...

I need to click on this to enlarge. So neat. LOVE the cards. You know me and oriental design -- LOVE IT!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful cards and awesome layout, the oriental stamps you used, especially the dragon!! It looks fabulous on the anniversary card!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!!!

Broni said...

Great anniversary card! Love the Asian influence! Thanks so much for joining us for the Color Throwdown this week!

Anne Hayward said...

My, you have been busy. Love the anniversary card!