Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Eastern Inspired Fabric Card


I am combining two challenges here, Artygirlz asked for travel/places, suggesting Asia or Africa, and Created by Hand asked for designs using fabric. The inspiration behind this design isn't travel, Asia or fabric, it's my multi-talented friend Phyllis. Last year we started messing around with fabric, I rushed out and bought small amounts of fabric with little pussy cats and cute monkeys, she found this fabulous fabric and created the most wonderful stuff with it. I tried and tried to find some, but couldn't, and Phyllis generously gave me a piece with 3 of the gorgeous Japanese ladies on. Did I immediately make cards? No, it went into my special stash box for me to gloat over. Until now....................

I coated the back of the fabric generously with strong glue stick, and stuck it to white card, smoothing out all the bubbles etc. Let it dry then cut it out. The cherry blossom spray and medallion are from a clear stamp set I got from Lakeland UK. I thought the round medallion stamped and embossed in red looked a little like the moon.


We have been visiting friends from the UK who are staying on Anna Marie Island, here in Florida. Today we all went canoeing on the Little Manatee River - something we have done many times on the river here in a place called Weekie Wachee. That river is clear aquamarine and you see a lot of wildlife. This river was a blackwater river, and the levels were very low, which meant that for the first two miles the canoes kept getting grounded on the bottom and we had to hop out and drag them into deeper water. I walked more than I paddled. There was a lot of vegetation in the water, and the logs looked suspiciously like alligators, so I abandoned my usual practice of dangling my feet in the water. We saw dozens of turtles, some pretty ducks, lots of herons, egrets, a wild boar and an alligator (well, it could have been a log, but I ticked it off in my mental I Spy book). It was fun and we had a great time.

19 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Your card is beautiful, sounds like you had fun canoeing, I give your credit for geting out and pushing with those logs in the water,

Faye said...

Beautiful card. I love the Asian theme.

Yogi said...

Your card is gorgeous. Lucky you with a friend that shares such fabulous trasures.

Deborah said...

Delightful piece!

Fabrizio said...

Wow I love it ! I'm a big fan of oriental cards so thanks for sharing this stunner ! Fab X

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is such a wonderful card. Love it.

Femmy said...

beautiful!!! love the colours and image!!!

Janny said...

Really beautiful, it's a special lady!

Julie said...

Oh Enfys what a beautiful card!!

It's stunning

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again xxx

Terrie B x said...

Oh My This is certainly beautiful ...I`m sooo lovin the oriental theme at the mo!!!Thanks for the inspiration:)x

stampingbalou said...

Wow, this is really unique - love your color combo !

kath said...

Beautiful card Enfys as always

sweetpeaspapercreations said...

Your oriental card is simply stunning Enfys. I love anything eastern it is so elegant.

michelle said...

wow this is stunning what a fabulous idea TFS !! sounds like you had a blast canoeing but i'm afraid there's no way you would get me in a canoe if there's a chance of crocs or gators !!

crissi said...

so beautiful thanks for sharing and joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the them

Jean said...

Beautiful!!

Annalisa said...

Wow! I love this card. My sister-in-law is from Japan. What a neat card.

Debsg said...

Gorgeous card. Deb x