Friday, 19 June 2009

OSA 'Other Asian Cultures' Swap

I received my swap cards back yesterday from Bonnie B., the hostess for the OSA group 'Other Asian Cultures' Swap, so I can share them here now. The directions were to make a card featuring an Asian culture, different from Chinese or Japanese.

I chose an Indian theme. I used a Stamp-It Indian lady stamp, stamped onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2O's. For my background piece I used a piece of Tyvek painted with Violet Lumiere paint. Tyvek is wonderful stuff, it doesn't tear, it's very thin so it doesn't add bulk to your card, you can paint it and it doesn't warp, stamp on it, sew it and use a heat gun on it to get lots of texture.

After I painted my Tyvek I stamped it with some Buzz and Bloom paisley stamps with gold Brilliance ink - bit hard to see the stamping as it's hidden by the other layers. The yellow/orange layer is mulberry paper with gold highlights. It was rather difficult to get a decent photo of this card, the camera didn't like the textured watercolor paper, so this was the best I could do - you might get a better view by clicking on it to enlarge it.

I received some beautiful cards as swaps, if you'd like to see all the cards from this swap here is a link to the OSA swap gallery - Other Asian Cultures swap. There are 2 pages and you can enlarge the thumbnails by clicking on them.
Edit: There are some problems with the OSA gallery right now, if you get an error message please try again later!

This was a wonderful swap to be involved with, Bonnie was a great hostess and apart from receiving some beautiful artwork, Bonnie also provided some fantastic goodies in our parcels.

Thanks for continuing to stop by and leave comments, I really do appreciate each and every one of them.


Carole M. said...

This swap bought about some really colourful and interesting cards with a different image to most we get to see. Bonnie sure instigated some great creativity. Your card Lyn is fabulous; love the colour combo's and I'm sure the gold stamping over the tyvek would add a great touch.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Lyn!! Love your brilliant colors to go with your gorgeous image!! TFS! ;)

Shirley said...

Oh My Gosh, how pretty! Wouldn't it be wonderful if all we bloggers had to do to chat with one another when we want was to walk across the street and visit? It's Father's Day tomorrow here.

Lisa Graves said...

Such a lovely card! :-)

Belinda said...

Very cool!

Beth said...

Gorgeous card Lyn and what lovely colors you used.