Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Tuesday Tagger - Taste of the Orient

Good morning Tuesday again already!   Well it was a great week-end with the workshop on Saturday.  One of the lovely people there was my Tuesday Taggers teamie Sally great to meet you at last and see you magic at work in real life.

Well Halloween is now behind us and Christmas is looming! Time to do something different and have a break from all the seasonal stuff! Can you guess who chose this weeks theme? yep yours truely and well don't we all need a little break from Christmas cards? I love Oriental and mizuhiki cord only wish there was more time to get better at tying it.

The knot here is Kame Musubi (Turtle knot) The Turtle in Japan symbolizes a long life.   The Gashi is a Tanda stamp from one of their 4 Eastern sets.   Whisper pens in Black, Yellow and Red directly onto the stamp stamped and embossed with holograhic ep.   The little topper mat was first cut with a plain oval nestie, Tanda bamboo in black round the edge and then Viva Inca Gold rubbed on the edge.   The whole topper was then covered with clear versa mark and clear ep melted over it a couple of times.   Must remember to use tweezers and stop burning my fingers.   A strip of oriental paper (Papermania I think) down the center gives a background to the work and seems to help bring it forward.

The team have made some lovely samples this week please go and take a look we hope it will inspire you to dust off your Oriental crafting stamps, papers and materials and share your Oriental themed work with us at Tuesday Taggers

13 comments:

  1. I love the subdued colors on your creation! So beautiful!

    Thanks, too, for the Turtle Knot details ... it's always fun to learn something new!

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  2. oh zoe hun this is just amazing really love oriental and this is really beautiful hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  3. wow, that is totally amazing!!!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Zoe - love that image, in fact it is one of my favourites and gets used over and over again. Am well impressed with your mitzihuki knot - did you make it yourself?

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  5. Very clever card with that fantastic mitzihuki knot. Love it!
    xx

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  6. This is lovely Zoe and like you say a refreshing change from christmas cards.

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend.

    Have a good time at NEC this coming weekend.
    xxxx

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  7. Wow @ that knot. I wouldn't know where to start. Looks amazing
    Hx

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  8. Wow, what a wonderful card, Zoe! That mitzuhiki knot is amazing, and looks wonderful. You must have endless patience and very nimble fingers! And for this relief (from Christmas cards) much thanks! xx

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  9. Hi Zoe

    A lovely card for a lovely theme - I so love all things oriental and your card is no exception! Love your knotting too, not easy I know! I once tried to teach a simple knot at a workshop. Never again!!
    Much love
    Michelle

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  10. Fantastic Zoe, the knot looks amazing. B xxx

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  11. Zoe your turtle knot is so cool. I've never tried that before, your inspiring!

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  12. Beautiful card Zoe :) and the knot just sets it off cooool
    Von x

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