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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Less is more Off centre Challenge

A little less scary this week with the LIM challenge! The theme is "off centre" and as usual there are some amazing entries and some were so early they must set their alarms for Saturday mornings :)
I decided on an oriental theme and chose to emboss some lanterns and Chinese words in gold. I wanted to add a little colour and used cosmic shimmer on the lanterns which shows up well on the black base card. I finished with   2 blue gems on the tassels.
Thanks for looking :)


26 comments:

Shirley said...

OMGosh, Valerie, this is gorgeous. What is cosmic shimmer? I need it. Wow!!

Jess said...

i think this is fab! The only thing I would have changed, would have just been to add one of the Chinese characters to the card. But, that's just me, your card is still beautiful

Jessica said...

Wow...very eye-catching!

Chrissie said...

Val this is uber striking!
I really love the boldness of design and the colour is fabulous!
If I were to give any form of critique it would be that for me it would have been visually more pleasing if the Chinese letters plus their translations had all been on one level instead of one being just slightly higher than the other two... but that's just being super-critical!
It's really lovely!
Chrissie
Lady LIM

Aileen said...

Lovely bold and striking card. Love the gold. x

Stamps and Paper said...

A stunning card Val the laterns really 'pop out'...a really striking card.

Anne

Julie said...

A very striking card, love the black and gold.

Meggymay said...

A stunning card, love the way you used the gold embossing. xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Stunning < Gold, black, blue perfect matches so well with the Asian theme.

Marie

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous and fab embossing on dark card, I usually get stray embossing powder where it's not wanted even after using an anti static bag!!
Jenny x

Kathyk said...

Lovely and your idea of going with a touch of blue instead of the more common red works so very well

Kathyk

Viv said...

Another great card again Val, love those blue lanterns esp....and the chinese writing just sets it off nicely too.You made me laugh what you said about coming to the wedding, if only we had room for everyone:O) Viv xx

Karen said...

Lovely card Val. Especially love the use of the turquoise blue and gold. What set do these stamps come from?

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is fab-u-lous! I love all things oriental and this is so striking. x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. I love the way cosmic shimmer works on dark card and the blue is perfect for this one.
Lynne xxx

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Val
Such gorgeous colours
Those lanterns would work on their own too...arenn't they FAB!
Thanks so much
mandi
Diva LIM
Less is More

Craftilicious said...

wowser - this is stunning - the colours you've used on black are fab :-)

Susan said...

Val, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the bright color on the black!

jackid said...

Hi Valerie what a beautiful card pop over to my blog there are a couple of awards for you
Jacki xx

Faith A said...

What a SUMPTIOUS card, gorgeous colours

Sally H said...

Wow! Very elegant and beautiful!

Vicky Hayes said...

Very striking! I love the blue of the lanterns and the gems against the black card base.

The Anscombe Four said...

This is just stunning xxxx

Maureen said...

Beautiful, love the colour on the lanterns!!

Irene said...

Wow and wow again, what a stunningly beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous.

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.

irene
xxxx

Gill McCall said...

This is simply stunning.

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