Well another fortnight has zoomed by already and it's time for Challenge #41 at CACB. This time our theme is Oriental. I love doing oriental cards but seem to have got into the habit of using lilac for them - must move out of my comfort zone for the next one!!! I've gone for a more muted look with this one. I've used polished stone for the two bps and created a bp from the polished stone and the coloured lanterns for the lower strip. The digi stamps that I've used are: blossom kimono, blank lantern (I've added the Happy Birthday text before printing it) and one of the cherry blossom branches. My colouring is mostly digital along with promarkers. I cut the kimono out with a nesties label 4 and have edged this and two of the bps with stickles. I've also added some tiny drops of gold stickles to the centres of the blossoms on the branch but the photo doesn't show this. I've finished it with 3 'brads' made from a scrap of the darker bp.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges: