Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A Postcard and a Twinchie

Hello bloggers,

How's everyone doing today.  I'm actually feeling in quite a good mood - was at the hairdressers this morning and I no longer have any grey hairs in sight!

Yesterday I dug out my box of oriental stamps (that may sound like I'm organised but I'm not - I've got a box for oriental, a box for christmas and everything else all jumbled up together!) and I've made a postcard and a twinchie.

The postcard is for two challenges:
Out of a Hat Creations - A Travel Postcard, and
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #25 - Oriental

I started by gluing some red oriental paper onto a blank postcard.  I then collaged on some pieces of  white handmade paper and gold napkin.
I stamped the Geisha (Bravura stamps) and Mt Fuji (make unknown) onto tissue paper then stuck them down with 'Glue n Seal'.
I then gold embossed a blossom stamp onto tissue, stuck that down then gold embossed around the edges.
Added a coin for good luck!

The twinchie is for Show Us Your Twinchies - Anything Goes

Background made with Distress Inks, I then gold embossed the buddha (Inkadinkado), coloured his robe with DI then edged with a gold pen. 

Okay, that's me for today, it's cuppa time again and I haven't done any commenting today yet.

See you all again soon.   
Take care.
Suze xx
Where did that grey 'hair' come from?!


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fabulous Twinchie, love the colours of both creations :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your card looks fantastic, love the background and the hidden images. Also the twinchie looks great.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

chrissie said...

These are both terrific Suze and thank you for joining us at Out of a Hat this week with the gorgeous postcard-the colours are fantastic

Love Chrissie xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Suze, Gorgeous rich colours on that postcard and I love the oriental-ness of it. Thanks for joining in with us at Out of A Hat Creations. Also love the twinchie. Hugs Sandra XXX

Netty said...

Loving your oriental postcard and the sweet twinchie. Annette x

Zoe said...

Wow fab image on your twinchie, thank you for entering our very first challenge, hope to see more in the future challenges, good luck. Zoe xxx

Victoria said...

Ha ha, the grey 'hair' made me laugh... it's hair today, but it'll be gone tomorrow!!

These are fabulous but I must say I have a bit of a soft spot for that gorgeous geisha stamp in the first. Those colours are just wonderful together.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love what you have made. Good for you tuning away those grey hairs - pardon, that grey hair! Valerie

Von said...

A brilliant bit of collaging on the postcard Suze :) and love your twinchie :)
Von ♥

Eileen said...

Fabulous, fabulous twinchie! Thanks for joining us in the challenge.Eileen x

Janet said...

Gorgeous oriental postcard Suze,fab textures & colours.
Thanks for joining us a Out of a Hat
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Suze. Fantastic postcard and twinchies. Love the oriental theme. Thank you for sharing your postcard with the Hatters this week.
Regards Florence xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Both of these are amazing Suze - love the tissue technique, it looks so effective with this theme and your twinchie is stunning - love that inner glow! Vicky x

Shirl said...

Both creations are absolutely gorgeous particularly love the Oriental postcard and how you have made it.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

G Peplow said...

Woah! Two fabulous creations, the tissue looks wonderful on your oriental postcard and the twinchie is just gorgeous, I love the way the colour looks like an aura surrounding your Budda , well done to you, xxx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic projects. The postcard is gorgeous, love the design. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Suze...I really love the idea you have of portraying the secrecy of the geisha girl. It is so beautiful and so unique! Love it.
Thanks for joining our oriental theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Anonymous said...

Hi Suze
These are wonderful, great colours.

Sue said...

Great cards Suze. Love the techniques you've used on both.

p.s. I have my box of Nice n Easy ready to use later. Those pesky grey hairs will be banished for a few weeks.lol


Aileen said...

I love all your oriental creations and this is no exception. x