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Thursday, 3 February 2011

We're Celebrating the Chinese New Year at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog

Hi, we're celebrating the start of the Year of the Rabbit over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog with a chinese New Year themed challenge. I love oriental themed cards so I've taken my inspiration for this weeks DT card from the oriental theme but you could interpret the challenge in different ways too so check out my teamies blogs for some fab ideas! Our sponsor this week is the lovely Joanna Sheen so don't miss out on the change of a fab prize!!


Apologies again for the dreadful pic, its really bleached the colours of this card unfortunately but I was trying to avoid too much reflection from the acetate. I've used black card for my base card and made the bp using oriental lily stamps from Joanna Sheen stamped and embossed on white card with black detail EP. Then swooshed in lots of tumbled glass distress ink spritzed with water on my craft mat and some pale blue glimmer mists for some shimmer.

The scene actually has a brayered background but its almost disappeared in the pic, the oriental lady stamp is from Clarity Stamps, the foliage stamps are from Autumn Leaves and the cute little rabbit is from CaroLines rubber stamps (from one of her gorgeous silhouette sets)

The curved acetate overlay is stamped with bamboo stamps from Joanna Sheen and embossed with black detail EP. I added some wide black satin ribbon from my stash and a paper flower I made ages ago.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Claudia and co: Unique fold (mmm does my acetate count? I hope so)
Crafty Cardmakers: Spotlight water
Daring Cardmakers: Year of the Rabbit
Kaboodle Doodles: Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly challenge: anything goes + flowers
The Shabby Tea Room: Just stamping
The Stamp Man: Oriental

thanks for visiting today and I hope the Year of the Rabbit is a  good one for you :-)
Claire xx

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for celebrating the Chinese New Year/Year of the Rabbit with The Daring Cardmakers this week

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  2. Beautiful colours Claire! Just like a sunset.
    Sharon
    aka Celticrafter

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  3. Great card Claire I love the little rabbit! Hugs Elizabeth x

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  4. WOW this is stunnning Clare. Im too scared to use Acetate. Hope you have a great weekend Love Hazelxox

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  5. This is a fabulous card Claire. Working on acetate I think is not easy and you have made a great job of it. The soft colours in the scene are great.
    jen x

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  6. WOW Claire, this is gorgeous, so many different techniques. Fab image too
    Hugs xx

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  7. Claire, your card is gorgeous! Very classy! I love everything about it!

    Thank you for participating in this week's Crafty Ho challenge! I hope you'll play along every week!

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  8. Love this Claire, the stamped acetate has worked really well and the backing paper you have designed looks really fab.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  9. Beautiful card - love the acetate technique! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

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  10. Wow! Even tho the picture hasn't turned out the way you would have liked, the card is beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us in the Kaboodle Doodles Monochrome challenge this week! I love all the blues!
    Stacie

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  11. OH MY WORD WOW!!!! This is stunning! Hugs Juls

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  12. Wonderful card,
    thanks for joining in with DCM.

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  13. How lovely. All those stamped images are great and I can just see the very subtly coloured background. Fab card.
    Beryl xx

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  14. stunning card has such a serene feel to it. Looking forward to working with you on the new LIIU blog. xx

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  15. Lovely ... thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

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  16. What a lovely card, really like that oriental look! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles again this week. Jill

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  17. Beautiful card Claire!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    Hugs,
    True :D

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  18. this is serene and beautiful. great work. xo

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  19. Hi Claire

    What a gorgeous card - so many details - love them all! Thanks for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck.

    Tina

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  20. So very pretty! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

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  21. Absolutely beautiful Claire!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play with us at Crafty CardMakers this week!
    Hugs
    Eiglas
    x

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  22. Acetate on a card sure does count as a neat fold! What a pretty design, the colors are just beautiful with that tranquil scene. Thank you so much for joining us in our Unique Fold challenge at Claudia & Co. this week.
    ~*Joni C&Co. DT

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  23. This is gorjuss, so much work put in and such a great end product, its fab well done

    thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

    Hugs
    Judie xx

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  24. Gorgeous card. LOVE the bunny silhouette.

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  25. I'm back again Claire to say thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at the Stamp Man.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  26. Ooh, I love this one!! So elegant. Thanks so much for joining in at the Stamp Man challenge.

    Lisa :)

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  27. Claire this is absolutely gorgeous. I absolutely adore the colour scheme and that paper flower, WOW, stunning.


    Thanks so much for joining our Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers

    Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

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  28. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

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