Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Sketch of the Orient

I had a busy day yesterday, but I did manage to fit in a second Sketch Challenge card. I love this silhouette image by HIT (Hearts in Touch). Mixed with my fav color combo of red, black and white, I think it is very dramatic. I think I was in an Oriental mood as tomorrow I am having lunch with two dear friends who were part of my memorable trip to Japan years ago. We spent a month there (after a week's prep workshop) and truly got to know Japan and each other. It has been many years since, but it is still one of the most spectacular and meaninful events of my life. So it is always fun to get together, catch up on news, and to reminisce a bit too.

Wishing you a wonderful day. Am hoping to get down to do the WT Challenge later, but right now have 'chores' to do.

15 comments:

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a classy and elegant card Joanne! I LOVE the black embossed white panel!! And ya know I'm a huge fan of your red/black/white combos!!
Have an wonderful time with your friends!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh she is gorgeous!!!

Francie G. said...

Wowza, GF, this is gorgeous! What an elegant image! Beautifully done, Joanne!

Francie G. said...

Chores to do! What's up with that?

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome card! Totally eye catching!

Connie said...

This is just so rich and striking, Joanne!! Love the embossing!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, this is so absolutely breathtaking. You know we lived in Japan for 4 years and just got back last year, this is how colorful Japan is. Most Geisha's wear their Kimonos, beautiful Kimonos that cost a lot of money. I am happy that you've got to see and experience Japan, even if it was years ago. It is a beautiful and warm country!!! TFS this Beuaty and bringing some Japan memories back. Hugs, Sabrina

StampOwl said...

I love oriental cards and this one is no exception ... fabulous!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What a stunningly gorgeous card, Jo, and how cool that you were able to visit Japan for an entire month!
And, yeah, what's up with the chores thing? Giggle.

peggysue said...

Very elegant, classy card Joanne. I like the dramatic effect of the color combination you selected.

Cindi said...

gorgeous!!! oh my, this is so classy
:)

Makiko Jones said...

Very elegant and beautiful, Joanne!!
Great Geisha image, too!!

Traci M said...

Love the dramatic feel in this card, your white brads truy set off this bold paper, and her black silhouette is so stunning...enjoy your lunch date with your Japan friends, Joanne!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is sooo beautiful, Joanne...the colors and design are perfect for this lovely image!!!! Some day we need to get together and share our stories about Japan...hopefully, I will get to visit again!!!

Michell said...

Super card! Great colors and super neat corners. I love these cards...

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