Friday, April 29, 2011

Asian Fan

Gingersnap Creations     GC99: Random Redhead Challenge-Fans

Who would have thought I had any Asian creations in me, but that is the beauty of challenges, they cause us to think outside our comfort zone and come up with new and fresh creations.
I studied Juliet Arright's tutorial on the Dahlia Fold and this is the fan that came into being. This is the year of the Rabbit and I found this free paper on a site that I was Googleing Chinese fans and sadly I did not write it down and then I couldn't find it again. It was not double sided so I glued it to a gold circle and then folded, so my fold doesn't lay as flat as the tutorial, but that's o.k. because I wanted those cute little rabbits to show a little. Not to bad for a first go.
The little red flowers at the corners started out as a blob at one corner so I quickly pulled some petals around with the end of a needle while the ink was still wet and I think they added a nice little touch. I tell you this to let you know that you can sometimes save small disasters and turn them to your advantage. 

Supplies: Black Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Stamps: SU-Fabulous Flowers, Well Scripted, Ink: VersaMark, Sharpie Poster Paint Pens-red and gold, Cuttlebug decorative corner die, SU punches-1 1/2" circle, Boho Blossoms, Recollections gold dot stickers, The Paper Studio-tiny brad, tassel unknown, Scor-Tape.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

11 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful fan Beverly. Annette x

JeanFB said...

Oooh, your fan came out beautifully, Beverly! Gorgeous card.

Sharon said...

Beautiful and very elegant!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- the paper is lovely and makes a great fan!

judyjstamper said...

Hi Beverly - what a neat idea! I had forgotten about the Dahlia fold and it turned into a great little fan!

Suzie said...

This is wonderful, love how you improvised to make a double sided paper. Have this on my list for challenges, but haven't quite got there yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous! You have really done great justice to the tutorial! (I often have to go into History as I can't find a site I was at),

Lucy x

Deb (dcorder) said...

OH...so gorgeous! I love that you used the GC tutorial for your fan. Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

Michele said...

this is perfect! beautifully done. xo

susanne said...

Beautiful fan! I love the papers that you've used!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Beverly! I just love this pattern. Great job.