Friday, April 13, 2007

Crossing Continents

Saffa's turn to dare this week;

I, (Saffa) come from a very multicultural background and love being able to see them all from within and this is what has inspired this weeks challenge....take a deep breath...
I would like you to make a card that celebrates and reflects a festival from another culture to your own....

So here are some ideas to get you started:
Chinese New Year,
Persian New Year,
Sinhalese New Year,
St. Patrick's day

After toying with the idea of making a card for 'Winter Veil' - the WoW celebration in December, (it is part of the gaming culture (!)), I actually settled on making a card for Diwali - The Festival of Light.

Paper is Making Memories Boho Chic, Overlay is made using photoshop brushes - this is really bad but I can't remember where I go them from, I did check to see that they were free for personal use though! :) Papermania Brad and Staples and Eyelet from Stash. Sentiment is stamped using a nifty little set from Lidl.

The design team's beautiful cards are here...

TFL :)
jo xx


Gillian Hamilton said...

Exquisite Jo, that is the only word that comes to mind!... :o)

Kathy said...

Love this Jo, great colours and a really funky card.

*Jeanne* said...

Oh Jo... this is so elegant and beautiful! I love it! Incredible work as always!

Hugs from across the pond...

Angelnorth said...

Love this Jo - the overlay looks great and the simple candle shape is really strong. Great job!

manicstamper said...

I am in lurrrrrrrrrrrve.....that overlay is just gorgeous on that paper Jo.
Fab card.

Paula said...

I seem to think I commented earlier on here but I can't remember!!
I love this card, very pretty.
Im getting on a bit now you have to make allowances for me!!!

Frog said...

Great card Jo.

Andrea xx

Anonymous said...

This card is gorgeous :o)

Jayrewcraft said...

I love the background and the way the candle stands out from it - gorgeous!

Jayne xx