Japanese Garden

Today I am sharing one of my Gecko Galz Design Team projects that uses some of this month’s new releases that have an oriental theme:

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In my teens I went through an oriental phase and my bedroom was decorated with blossoms, lanterns, paper parasols and bamboo, so these papers and images instantly appealed.

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The pretty image is from the Japanese Tradition ephemera set. Don’t you just love the glow from that lantern? It reminds me of a painting, by John Singer Sargent. If you like his work, you can see more of it, as well as browsing the work of more than 4,000 artists, over at a fabulous website called Artsy.

I’ve created mats and layers from pale blue and olive green cardstock which coordinate with the background paper which is from the Mori Girl paper pack.

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I’ve added some diamond satin ribbon, from Really Reasonable Ribbon, down the side and added a bow that I hope is a little like an obi on a kimono.

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The finishing touch was to add a little cluster of sweetheart blossoms, again using colours that reflect those of the background paper.

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Thanks for buzzing by.


Comments

Japanese Garden — 10 Comments

  1. Wow, that image really is a stunner and I love how the backing paper matches. The ribbon and flowers you have used match so perfectly.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Dionne xx

    PS I see what you mean about the John Singer Sargent painting.

  2. Beautiful card Lisette, how funny it is to read that you also had an oriental period, me too as a teenager, I had a time that my room was decorated with huge Japanese paper fans and some special wood paintings, I guess I still have them in the attic, I even had a Japanese pan pal 😉 now you made me wonder what happened to her…

    • Oh wow – I was a bit rubbish at pen pals, after the first letter exchange I lost my motivation! Now if there had been email…. :)Thank you as always for taking time to comment.

  3. Beautiful, love how you matted it too. I love looking at your takes as you always see something I missed. I passed right by that beautiful paper before, now I want to use it. ~Diane

    • Thanks Diane. It’s funny isn’t it how we each showcase a product that the other hasn’t noticed? Long may it continue!

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