Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Oriental

Good afternoon. 
The sun is shining and its another wonderful day on the Llyn Penisular in North Wales. The sun is so hot that we have had to come in from the beach to take a bit of a siesta. I can't believe our luck with the weather this week.
There are a couple of challenges which have caught my eye so I thought I would have a go.
Over at ATCAS the cue word is

and the one at CASology is


Now I had a card in mind for the ATCAS challenge then the CASology one came along so I have combined them both with this card.


I had lots of ideas about the word Oriental but was impressed with Loll's DT card based on the Japanese art of minimalist flower arranging,
  IKEBANA.
I used a cut down Spellbinders window as a background, a bowl made from a cut down Spellbinders label die in black, a strip of red and some branches and some Memory Box die cut tulips. As the cue for CASology was 3 then three flowers it was. I used a Personnel Impressions greeting to complete. I know red is an auspicious  colour in China but not sure about Japan. Apparently white is the opposite so I hope it isn't in Japan as well!

OK that's about it for today. Don't forget that the latest challenge over at Cardz4Guyz is CAS so why not pop over and link up a masculine CAS card, you never know your luck.

Thanks for popping by, see you again soon.


19 comments:

  1. It's been glorious here all week too Jules, I've been at work, sadly, and I expect it will cloud over for the rest of the week when I'm off!! Such a great card and I really love the floral arrangement. I saw something very similar at an Agricultural show in the flower tent a couple of weeks ago!! xx

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  2. THIS IS FABULOUS!!! Love that vase~ Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

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  3. Gorgeous card Julie! Love your flower arrangement and the window background adds lots of interest and depth. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS! Loll xx

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  4. Wow, so simple and so, so beautiful. i love it! You are a master at CAS.

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  5. Jules, this is brilliant! I recognized the Lolly-influence right away and know she will be pleased to see this. Seriously, the three tulips, the long tulip leaves, the branches, the perfect window box with the red stripe which is so Asian ... the whole thing is breathtaking and winning to me!! Those leaves, especially, have me mesmerized, they look so alive! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Absolutley WONDERFUl card, so lovely for both challenges too!!! Awesome details and dies! Thanks for much for joining us at CASology this week!!!

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  7. Wow...Julie...this is simply stunning in its simplicity! Love it!

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  8. Ummmm.....WOW! I'm speechless! Amazing! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  9. Simply stunning :) love the bold red of flowers, thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

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  10. A lovely CAS card - very clever use of dies.

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  11. Beautiful card! Perfect for both challenges!
    I just LOVE it!

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  12. This is gorgeous, Julie! I love that you left the window frame white and really allowed the flower arrangement to pop! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  13. What a stunner!!! You should frame this card on the wall. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at CASology. May

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  14. Gorgeous! Love the clean look with the beautiful arrangement! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

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  15. your card is FUNTASTIC I love it it looks like in a japanese house this Ikebana flower...great choice of three flowers and really beautiful arrangement ..agree with Diana Nguyen...congrats on your HM Win...see you maybe on my Blog...(they like my Lollipops card too..lets we do happy dance together :) )

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  16. Blissfully beautiful and perfectly CAS, thanks so much for sharing this fabulous card with us at ATCAS and good luck.

    Marie

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