Monday, 15 August 2011

Yin Yang

The challenge this week at Just for Fun is "Black and White", so I've gone for a little oriental style yin yang piece.

First I made a round origami thingy made from After Eight packets (yum) - found a video on YouTube.

Then I white embossed bamboo and buddha stamps (Inkadinkado Asian Influences) onto black paper and layered them up.

Now after all that monochrome I think we need a bit of colour ....
Yesterday we went for a little walk in the woods ....
                         some rowan berries
and a toadstool (do you think this is where the fairy snowman lives!).

Thanks for another great challenge ladies.
Have a fun week and thanks for dropping by.
Suze xx


Zoechaos said...

This is fabulous Suze love the folded ring and the whole oriental theme. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO

Lovin' the toadstool as well LOL

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Suze sounds like you really suffered to make this fabulous piece what with the after eights and all ! How clever you are combing two great passions of mine fox and crafting , love this piece very dynamic and just love the Oriental theme. The toadstools is amazing looks unreal ,!


Dolly Daydreams said...

Me again have huts seen all the mistakes in the above please read combining ,food not fox and the toadstool is amazing looks unreal !,!!!

Sorry just woke up !


Von said...

Oh the things we do for our art lol a great asian piece Suze :0)
Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Just fo Jun
Von x

Anonymous said...

Hi Suze. Totally brilliant and unique. Did you eat all those chocs yourself!
Never seen a toadstool like that. Always thought they were in fairy tales. Thanks for sharing the fab photos. Love the rowan berries. They always look spectacular.
Regards Florence x

Janet said...

WOW !!! Suze,it's brilliant

Babs said...

Lovely creation looks fab.

Babs x

Valerie-Jael said...

How brave of you to eat all those after eights! And what a lovely piece you have created. Love the toadstool, too, looks rather poisonous! Hugs, Valerie

Aileen said...

Mmm how we suffer for our art!! Your after eight thingy (technical term!) is fab, very clever fingers at work. Seriously, love how you've incorporated it into your Asian design. x

cheryl said...

oh hun how clever are you these are just brilliant hun,so effective,just love the oriental brilliant work hun hugs cherylxxxx

Neet said...

Love that toadstool, if I ever found one like that I would be convinced it was a fairy one.
Love your artwork! What a fab idea using those A8 papers (can't say the words, makes me drool) and what a gorgeous piece you have come up with. Definitely Yin and Yang. Well done and Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

Wiccababe said...

gosh that origami thingie looks complicated
and that toadstool is so unusual. think we're in for a swine of a winter this year - have you seen the amount of berries on all the rowans this year?

Anonymous said...

What a great card. so unusual and inspiring too. love the colour choices.
Great pics also, especially that cute toadstool... i am seeing fairies here :)
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Diane said...

Both ae great projects....look like a lot of thought went into these!!

Sandra's Spot said...

Oh you clever girl this is fantastic. I bet you had as much fun eating all the after eights LOL. Hugs Sandra XX

Meggymay said...

Great asian piece, love the origami folded circle. Yvonne

Jenni's Jems said...

This is fantastic - what a clever idea and so eye catching, love the bamboo! x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your black and white card looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing the photos, the toadstool is outstanding.