Saturday, 14 February 2015

Inkspirational Photo and Empty Box Project #7


Here is my DT card for Inkspirational  - we have a photo inspiration this time and here it is:

I'm sure you can see what elements I have taken from the photo! But you don't need to make an Asian- themed card - take a look at the fabulous work by our DT and our Guest Designer, Darnell, to see a wide interpretation of the theme.

The woman is cut from an unmounted stamp with 4 Geisha's sitting on a bench - not sure who made it. The sentiment (In the cherry blossom's shade there is no such thing as a stranger) and the cherry blossom branch are by Sheena Douglass and are from my empty box project box.

On New Year's day I revealed my stamping shame - a big box of unused stamps - and started my Empty Box project. My aim is to work through the box , one stamp/ stamp set at a time and see if I can use them. If I can't use them, I will dispose of them. The aim is to finish with an empty box.

I look forward to seeing you at Inkspirational. 

I'd like to enter:
Fashionable Stamping Challenges black, white, hint of red
Red Carpet Studio  black and white plus one
Red Rubber Inspirationals  so sentimental
My Time to Craft oriental

19 comments:

sandie said...

You are getting through that box! Great design with the image popped up and the pop of red just perfect x

chrissies said...

Wonderful way to make the card Marina. You used the Inspirational picture really well

Love Chrissie

Kim M said...

Beautiful card, Marina! Love the design and the quote. :-)

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Wauw, you actually had this fab Japanese looking stamp and never used it! I will look forward to follow your "Empty the Box" mission :o)

Kathryn said...

very pretty! Thanks for joining us at RCS! :)

Pia S said...

This is such a beautiful, peaceful looking and well put together scene. A card with a wow factor!

Andrea Slee said...

Great idea using up your box of stamps! Beautiful image and card! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
Drea DT Host Inspirational #207

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your design is so clever and so pretty, Marina! I love that you were able to use your NBUS - or your "empty box project" as you call it! Well done!! Thank you, again, for the honor of playing with you and the rest of the team for this challenge!! Happy Valentine's Day and weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

Lovely card, super image, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC.

Pat xx

Shauna said...

Fantastic take on the inspiration photo. What a perfect sentiment. I really like the black and white with a red pop. Definitely an original design!
- Shauna

Nonni said...

I also have an empty box project, Marina! :) These stamps are all wonderful and I hope you'll use them again. Great card!

Nadine said...

Very pretty, I love the pop of red! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!
Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

Wyvern said...

This is a great card to help with your empty box project! It's such a nice card, I wonder if these stamps are keepers? :) I look forward to seeing more of what's in the box. Hope to see more projects over at Red Carpet Studios!
Angela

Tammy L said...

I love this! I love the image, the dimension and the black/white/red combo. Really striking! Thanks for joining us at RCS and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Claire said...

Wow this is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

I Card Everyone said...

Please don't dispose of any of these, Marina! Oh I adore those Cherry Blossoms!! Gorgeous card...
=] Michele

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

I really like the design!!! Thank you for joining the challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirational blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Cherished said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

Stephanie Johnson said...

Gorgeous card! I like the angle you took on this challenge; cherry blossoms are breathtakingly beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at RCS!