Greetings from Shanghai! No, I'm not there-I'm still here in Ontario Canada-but my son is there at Fudan University and this layout features one of the photos he sent me. It was taken in one of the gorgeous garden areas on the grounds there and I couldn't wait to play with the Oriental Shape Set I ordered from Gina's knowing that Graham would be sending me photos, as well as the fabulous papers and embellishments in the October Scraps of Elegance kit "Tiffany's Style"
I used the FabScraps Cherished papers; as soon as I laid the photo on top all the reds just seemed to POP! Lots of distressing, inking and fussy cutting were all I needed to create the effect I wanted to showcase this awesome photo.
I painted the pagoda with acrylic paint then heat-embossed it with UTEE to create an enamelled look, then added the Asian coins. The two at the back are actual coins which I found in a Chinese shop in Toronto a few years ago and the top one is a brad that I removed the back from.
I covered the Asian lady piece with some embossed paper I found at a stationery shop ages ago and have been hoarding...uh I mean SAVING... for the right project.
The red of the paper actually matches the paint and the handstitching a lot more closely than it appears to here in the photo.
Some lovely Prima flowers tiny crocheted doilies and diecut foliage complete the effect; since the papers are quite busy I tried to keep the added details down to allow the photo and the red elements to really stand out-thanks so much for stopping by; I'm sure there will be more projects coming up using some of my son's great photos and I hope you enjoy sharing his year-long adventure with me!
Gina's Items Used
Other Items Used
FabScraps Cherished papers
Prima Royal Menagerie flowers