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Monday, November 10, 2014

Challenge Theme: ASIAN ART & EPHEMERA

Here's my new challenge theme, which starts today and continues until November 23:

Asian Art and Ephemera

I'm very fond of Japanese antique landscapes, nature prints, geisha drawings and prints, and vintage photos. I've collected a few hundred for you on my Japanese Prints & Photos CD and also on several Geisha and Asian-themed digital collage sheets which you can see here.

I'm more familiar with Japanese imagery but I also love art and ephemera from China, India, etc. I don't have as much available as I should, but I do have a digital collage sheet featuring my collection of authentic retro Chinese firecracker labels, which are pretty great... and another with some vintage Asian paper money.

I chose the make it art plus ephemera in order in include everything: the beautiful landscapes and prints of animals and birds and flowers, the wonderful geisha art that is very popular, plus vintage photographs, asian patterned papers, asian scripts and calligraphy, any kind of ephemera.

So please get busy creating and join in! Here are the challenge guidelines:
Here are the guidelines for the challenge:

  • Any craft or medium is OK.
  • Limit of 3 entries from one person in each challenge, please.
  • Vintage style is encouraged.
  • Use a Lunagirl image or element and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Remember to link to this blog and to on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $10 credit at!
  • Challenge ends at noon CST on November 23.
  • I love it when you use Lunagirl images, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collections... but that's not a requirement!  But do remember that if you use a Lunagirl image, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing! I welcome everyone and every style but also want to give a little something extra to my wonderful customers! Most important is have fun, get creative, enjoy vintage. 

    And don't miss the creations of my Design Team below, for your enjoyment and inspiration!


    I can't imagine a better way to start this theme than this gorgeous card by MICHELE STORMS, which uses some beautiful Asian-inspired papers and embellishments with an elegant lady from my first Geisha collage sheet.
    VICKI ROMAINE inspired this challenge theme, and she inspires again with this beautiful card!
    I like that cut-out flower behind the geisha, and how she outlined the geisha in black. Nice ephemera background too!
    Here's a wonderful journal page created by MANDY CHILVERS.
    She used images from my Chinese Labels collage sheet, and I love how she used the azalea blossoms as well.


    1. Gorgeous inspiration for such a fun challenge theme! Hoping to join you. Best, CG

    2. Your design team samples are gorgeous. Thank you for the "Asian" challenge this week. It will be so much fun to participate.


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