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:
And don't miss the creations of my Design Team below, for your enjoyment and inspiration!
LUNAGIRL MOONBEAMS DESIGN TEAM
|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.