Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Hello everyone!

Hope you're having a terrific weekend so far.  I'm back to help out Jenny & Debi with the Sister Stamps previews for Release #4.  Today I am going to share my project featuring the Lion Dancers.  Here is a fun fact about them :
I have seen these dancers who usually travel in a troupe with drummers and other musicians.  They go from business to business warding off evil spirits.  It's a pretty cool thing to see, but can get very loud as they go through the entire facility to ward off the spirits.  The costumes are very elaborate and detailed.  A truly amazing site to see if you are ever fortunate to view one.  How cool that Jenny's sister illustrated a really awesome replica of a couple of Lion dancers all the way down to the Lion itself?  Pretty awesome!!

Here is what I created using the Lion dancers:


The red paper is embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.  I thought the lantern pattern was a perfect backdrop for the dancers.  I used some gold Pearl pen and smudged it over the paper to give it a gold sheen.  I then mounted it on to gold paper and then onto black cs.  The image is colored with Copics and the lion is glittered with Stickles.   Here is another view of the image:


In this picture you can see more of the glittery details of the lion's head.  If you look you can also see some of the gold smudges on the red background paper.  I made this into an easel card and here is the inside to the card, pretty bright with the gold embossed paper and handwritten message on the banner:


And here is the completed card:



Okay, don't forget to head on over to Jenny's & Debi's blogs for more fun and amazing previews as well as a chance to win Release #4.  Have a wonderful Sunday and stop back tomorrow for another preview using you guessed it, The Firecrackers.

Xie xie for stopping in!  :)

Hugs,
Leanne

7 comments:

Debi said...

I love how you made the lion all gold and sparkly - and also love his teeth! Great embossing too. I'm going to have to try that gold pearl pen.

Jenny V. said...

Such pretty colors. Love the emboss folder you use. This is a fun and great card.

sweet said...

Wow Leanne love the teeth :0) and the embossed papers! Awesome card!

kris said...

WOWZA!!!! this creation is over the top and my fave!! your detailing is outrageously wonderful... loving the shimmer and embossing! WOW!

pixie_boutique said...

Wow...I so want that cuttlebug backdrop...lol thanks Leanne...another dent in my wallet...LOL

Mimi said...

OMG!! This is just beautiful!! The gold papers, embossing, and the adorable image just all perfect!! Great job Leanne! ;)

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Goodness! Could there BE a more perfect embossing folder out there?!? This is amazing, Leanne!