Thursday, March 15, 2012

CCEE1211 -- An International Flair

As hostess for March, I challenged the CCEE Stampers to go INTERNATIONAL this week.  It can be through image, sentiment, or embellishment.  I have always had a love for the Orient which was enhanced after spending a month in Japan years ago......a trip of a lifetime is my best way of describing it.  I used a SU set for the image.  Unfortunately, I am thinking my eyes deceived me in the creative process.  The ribbon I used seemed to match, but in the picture it appears more blue than lavendar.  I will probably be replacing that, but I just didn't have time before posting this.  My image is embossed in Amethyst embossing powder.  The gold vertical panel was dry embossed, and I added some paper piercing and brads.

Now be sure to check out the CCEE Blog to travel the world through the fabulous DT's creations.

12 comments:

StampOwl said...

awesome card Joanne

Vicky Gould said...

I knew you'd chose Oriental!!! What a beautiful tribute to all things Asian! Beautiful work, Joanne.

Benzi said...

Great card, wonderful image, and I really like the gold panel. A month in Japan? Wow! You must have really gotten to take in some sights.

Sabrina said...

I'd believe your eyes more than the photo - I don't know why some things look fine IRL but you take a photo and they don't appear to match at all. Love the elegant sophisticated look to this - that paper and the embossed gold strip are so perfect with your Japanese lady. I've never been as far as Japan, but we always include a visit to the Japanese Cultural Centre when we're in Paris; even when they don't have an exhibition on, the shop is a joy to wander around.

wannabcre8tive said...

So beautifully done, Jo. I Love the lavender with the gold.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Beautiful in lavender! I'm so glad your embellishments were mostly piercing and ribbon, as that image really speaks for itself. Lovely, JOanne!

Liz Williams said...

Beautiful card, and I hope I get to do your terrific challenge today!

Cindy Haffner said...

Joanne this is so PRETTY!~

Kathy Bradley said...

Jo,
Beautiful card and the colors are lovely! I've always admired your piercing - and looks awesome on this card as well!

CarrollAnn (MrsBoz) said...

Well, this is the card that inspired me to go Asian for your CCEE International Challenge!! I love the lavender with the gold! This is just beautiful!!!
HUGZ,
CA

Traci M said...

Beautiful Asian theme, Joanne! I hope you decided to keep the ribbon, even if the hue may be slightly different...it adds a lot to the visual interest to the card! Gorgeous!

Lynnor said...

What gorgeous colors!!! The Asian theme is perfect with them!