Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Male Room Challenge # 28 Oriental


Wow!! That was quite a response to our last challenge at the Male Room!! I guess you all have a lot of wee boys and babies to create cards for. That was fun huh? 

Well this week we are going to have you think a bit. Don't be scared, it is gonna be fun! The theme is 
oriental.

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I have to admit, back when I first started stamping, Asian was a very popular theme, but I have since purged myself of many of those stamps. I was happy to discover this set from Lawn Fawn that fit the bill perfectly.

There is a story behind this cute cat. It is a called the maneki-neko- the Japenense lucky cat. the traditional color is white, black and orange.


A calico like my sweet Pinkie Pinkston. Many of maneki-nekos have their paw raised. What this means varys quite a bit, but the higher the paw is raise the more luck it will bring.


The Asian symbol stands for good luck that I hand wrote.  Black red, white and red seem Asian so I went with that color scheme.

So dig through your stamps, think outside the box and show us a male inspired oriental card at The Male Room.





My little maneki-neko:

 

5 comments:

Louise van Vuren said...

Love those lucky cats, I have a solar powered one somewhere! Thanks for the info all about them, I really love your little stamped image, makes a fab good luck card
Louise xx

Jane said...

Oh he is fabulous Sue! I knew it was a lucky cat as soon as I saw your card - blame the TV show the Apprentice for that - but unlike theirs yours is a really classy looking one.

Deborah Frings said...

Wonderful! I love the clean, crisp look to the card and that image is adorable. Great work. xxx

Rocky said...

Love your assistant on the craft table, true inspiration for this great card!

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Your helper is just gorgeous, as is the stamped one! Love the CAS look, fabulous oriental card. :)