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Macabre Monday #27 Gothic Asian Persuasion

Hello! It is a very white Friday on Long Island. My husband stayed home, (which was great!) and I finally got to do my Macabre Monday card! This week’s challenge from Haunted Design House was “Gothic Asian Persuasion. What a fantastic challenge! I love that combination! I got to use two of my (seriously) all-time faves. What ‘till you get a load of these stamps!

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I needed to take a pic of the stamps themselves because they are just so amazing. Both are from Inkadinkado. I have always loved Asian-styled art. Especially Japanese. The simplistic brush strokes, the exquisite beauty they capture in everything… I could really go on and on about it. I even took a course in college about Japanese Lit because not only is their art amazing, so is their literature. Case in point; my blog name is taken from Japanese lit. You can learn about Pillow Books in my intro box above! But on to my card!

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So I repeated the bamboo several times in black, then in white. I made the white more subtle then the black. I embossed the cat on a separate piece of cardstock, then colored him in with chalk and colored pencil. Added a couple of cool scraps of paper that I thought worked perfectly too.

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Then I remembered about these great metal chops I had from Tsuknieko. I just HAD to include them on this card! So I used them like a wax seal! I never melted wax for a card before! Here’s a close up:

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The top character means Eternity and the bottom is Good Fortune. I love the pop of color and the dimension! I really love participating in these challenges! Barb comes up with some amazing ideas and I love to check out the participant’s projects! Now, I am off to see just that! Have a great night!

Comments

Erica said…
This card is beautiful. I love the combo of the stamps. Great work!
Randi said…
Gorgeous creation Alison!! The grey and touches of red are sooo pretty! I am definitely convinced I need to play along with the Macabre Monday challenges! Have a wonderful weekend!
StampitCrazy said…
Alison, The red wax sets the theme off for sure, I have notice on most images of Japanese of black and white, or gray tones with hint of red....Very Nice!
Barb said…
Simply fantastic! LOVE the background with the grays that POP of red... and the kitty is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!
Kathi said…
Totally fabulous. I love everything about it.
Cheryl Valadez said…
Those images are great! Love the composition of your card and the color palette. Very elegant ;D
Tia Smith said…
love this card..it's beautiful!! I love it.
Alyssa S said…
Wow! What a cool card! I love the background stamp, your coloring is amazing and what cool wax seals! Love it!!
Jen Shults said…
This is just lovely Alison! I love that cat stamp... I've seen you use it a couple of times and you always use it just perfectly. :D Hugs!
lachsekatze said…
Great stamps that are perfectly used make a beautiful card. And I especially love the cat.
Alex said…
This is WONDERFUL!!! I love, love, love it and think you should frame it!!!!!
Paula said…
I love how you stamped with black and white.
nice card.

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