Monday, July 18, 2011

Corrugated Red

Odd title wouldn't you say? Well I have combined 2 challenges in 1 again and I just love how this turned out.
For Summer of Colour this week Kristin our host has chosen Red as the theme and as an added bonus " wings". If you have been following my adventure in the colour challenge you know my main focus was cardmaking but I decided to take a break and make an altered canvas. I already had a canvas covered and distressed so I used that as my base. I used corrugated cardboard which is the theme over at Just For Fun and used it as a backdrop for my Geisha who is sporting wings. I just got some new die cuts and these ones are beautiful butterflies ,I just had to use them in this piece. I distressed the corrugated cardboard first by painting with gesso, then I washed it with some Spice Brown acrylic paint, then used the credit card technique and applied the red. I added stitching and Chinese character rub ons. I added dragonflies and placed them in the area of the stitching. I made a scroll to hang along the side and added some Chinese coins. I really like how this turned out. I always have fun with my Asian themes.
Thanks for looking and remember to check out Kristin's blog and all the great participants in the Summer of Colour Challenge and take a peek at another fun blog from the UK called Just for Fun.

Thanks for dropping by.

24 comments:

  1. Love this Lesley - it caught my eye straight away! Love how you do Asian as well :)

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  2. This is so wonderful, Les! I think this is one of the best (or maybe THE best) Asian pieces you've ever done! I love it. Fabulous work!

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  3. ooh she's lovely... loving the corrugated.. guess what I found at work today???? lol yup a beautiful sheet of very soft corrugated... love her you did a great job ..
    Kath
    xx

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  4. Lesley - your geisha is just delightful!

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  5. Beautiful piece Lesley, love everything abut it! Valerie

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  6. A triumph the corrugated card is like a bamboo screen :) and a supper colour red piece
    Thank you for playing along with us at Just for Fun
    Von x

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  7. Lesley this is really gorgeous I love the Asian theme and colour just perfect. Thanks for the kind words on my Corrugated peice. Hugs Sandra XX

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  8. Hi Lesley,
    I love this. So much texture.
    x

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  9. This is so lovely ! Your Geisha is gorgeous , love her wings and all the other lovely elements here, the red is perfect for this.

    Marie

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  10. oh...this is really beautiful...i nearly bought a couple of those lucky coins a couple of weeks ago...now i wish i did...they look so good...xxx

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  11. Wonderful love how you used the corrugated card makes a great back drop to you lovely Geisha. Fabulous piece thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  12. Love this great card- love the red and wings- great card!

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  13. Wonderful Asian piece and the red is perfect for it...Donna

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  14. So pretty. I love how the cardboard looks. It adds so much interest & texture. :)

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  15. Beautifuly put together. Love it!

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  16. Loving your Oriental theme so fabulous for the Colour of Red, Annette x

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  17. Love this layout....corragated paper and the text background....WOW...

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  18. This is just amazing! I love the cardboard, the rich red and your subject matter. Very unique and cool - thank you for sharing and inspiring us with this, xo

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  19. I love how your scroll turned out. A geisha with wings, now there's a thing! Love the die cut.

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  20. Great to see you on Just for Fun and with such a lovely piece of artwork. I am rather a fan of anything Asian so this really fits the bill for me. Asian and Corrugated - Thanks for joining us at Just for Fun - Hugs, Neet x

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  21. Love your beautiful canvas Les... fab texture with the corrugated cardboard... and the geisha image is gorgeous...

    Jenny x

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  22. WOW! You do asian themes so well Les! This is brilliant project for red week! Loving the touch of corrugated cardboard, the stitching and the scroll are amazing :) Fabulous work!

    Jan x

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  23. The whole thing is so fantastic!!
    I am amazed at how you can combine so many different things and make it all work together.
    It is really beautiful.

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