Friday, 27 January 2012

On Our Travels with Darcy's Post Card Challenge - China






I was waiting to see a programme on tv and the previous show was on so was thinking about my postcard, as you do. I started to watch because it was about the restoration of Qianlong Garden in Beijing's Forbidden City. One of the men involved in the work traveled from his home in Anhui Province. They showed the most wonderful mountain views and these were my inspiration. I got out the brayer and had a go, it does not do justice to the original but I had fun trying. I used a big and juicy ink pad "Mountain Meadow" on glossy card stock. I added some pine and bamboo in the foreground, stamped with Stazon. The pine is a Sheena Douglas stamp and the bamboo from Kodomo Inc. I could not bear to put a bike on the picture so it is on the reverse side of the postcard this week. Below is the page in my book, work in progress, the papers are from Serif "Oriental" digi kit.


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34 comments:

  1. That is a magnificent mountainscape Jenny, not surprised you didn't want to add a motorbike :D XXX

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  2. Love your postcard Jen and your book is amazing
    Beryl x

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  3. Oh it's beautiful. I love this style of painting. If I hadn't done a dragon this week, this is what I had planned to attempt.

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  4. You captured it! Wonderful work.

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  5. Your mountain panorama is wonderful, the colours perfect. Well done on dusting the brayer off! Super postcard and your book page is lovely.

    Janet xx

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  6. beautiful! I wouldn't have added anything further either, just lovely the way it is, great colour choice: M

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  7. I definately have to try this brayer-thing... Your mountains are majestic! ♥
    Glad you put the bike on the back, it wouldn't have made it better. :)

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  8. Beautiful mountains. Great colors and depth you created on the card.

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  9. they are beautiful <3 some day I will have to give brayer a try (I have one)

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  10. Gorgeous colors. Landscape stunning. Looking forward to how your story develops.

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  11. gorgeous landscape, I agree the bike would have spoiled it. I had a dragon stamp that i really wanted to use so I did the same thing and put it on the back in very light ink so I could write over it.

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  12. A beautiful mountain scene. Caz

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  13. Your mountain scene is wonderful! Jason got out of prison after 2 hours and is on his way home to Cissie....Valerie

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  14. Gorgeous Jen, I love the brayering but I also love the Seiff layout
    Trish xx

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  15. The bike is the perfect element on the back. It would have ruined the "zen-ness" of the mountain scape. :)

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  16. great mountain scene, love all the colours you have used.

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  17. Beautiful landscape! Love the bold colors.

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  18. Beautiful work, captures the traditional gardens of China, I'd stay a while too if this was the location :)

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  19. Wonderful card, so effective the way you layered the elements!

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  20. Gorgeous card..beautiful colors! I would love to watch the show that inspired you to create this card. Going to Google it and see if I can find it. There are some magical gardens in China!

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  21. That card is gorgeous such a fantastic style!

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  22. great choice in colors wow

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  23. Gorgeous mountains! And totally love the bamboo on the page. :)

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  24. LOVE the mountains and would be interested in knowing how you did those!

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  25. Absolutely fab postcard - love the inky layers and beautiful colours..Esther xx

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  26. Absolutely lovely, the effect you;ve got with the brayer is beautiful. (Never used a brayer, but I bought one the other day, you've inspired me to have a go)
    Jan

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