Sunday, October 4, 2009

Japanese inspiration card

Papertrey Ink issued some challenges for World Card Making Day. The first was to create a card inspired by Japan. In searching Japanese images, I came across several examples of Seigaiha patterns such as this one.

These patterns represent the ocean waves. I was drawn to the simple, graphic style and knew just the paper I would use for the concentric circles. 

Just don't ask Keith how long it took me to cut out and adhere all of the circles (with the aid of my t-square, of course)! Once I had the circles adhered the top looked too bare, so I brought out my trusty 120 Prismacolor box and found the perfect matching colors to draw a fine outline around the top.

Papertrey Ink cardstock and stamp-Mega Mixed Messages; Scrapworks patterned paper; Prismacolor colored pencils; Pioneer foam dot; Creative Memories circle cutter

1 comment:

  1. I was hoping to see your work!!! So beautiful on the textures and design of the card. Way to embrace this challenge. Excellent job my friend!!!!