Are you a lover of all things Oriental. I am! There is just something about the tranquility, wisdom and beauty of this culture that draws me in. I collect Oriental Themed ATC's and today thought I would share with you a couple of Note Cards I have made using the wonderful background collages and oriental inspired images from Altered Pages.
The Altered Pages Collage Sheets I have used for this include
AP-2118 Year of the Dragon
AP-2205 Chinese Cherry and Bamboo
AP-460 Japenese Text
AP-1724 Collage Backgrounds Oriental
Japenese Yuzen/Washi Papers and Graphic 45 Papers from the Birdsong Collection have also been used on these cards. I had the Japenese Papers already in my stash, but Altered Pages sells these also in their Asian Dream Pack here.
Cherry Blossoms and Dragonflies are one of my favorite things related to this culture. To the Japanese the Cherry Blossom symbolizes the transient nature of life whilst to the Chinese it represents feminine power beauty and love. In most cultures the Dragonfly represents Good Luck, Renewal/Change/Rebirth and the power of life.
Here's a look at some of the Oriental Themed ATC's I have collected from crafters around the globe for my collection.
Hope you are having a Peaceful Week!