Oriental Flutters

Hi everyone,

Hope your weekend is going well.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on recent posts.

A quick post today to share another project I have made for the PaperArtsy Challenge Stamping Platform Techniques.

Apologies for photo.  The colours are slightly off.

I wanted to make this card for the challenge to share how great the stamping platforms are, when you are using bold stamps, to enable you to change up the colour.

She looks like she is in bed! I masked the stamp so that just her head was showing, inked up the stamp, removed the mask and stamped the image. I carried on masking and stamping in the same way, changing the colours as I went, until I had stamped the complete image.

I stamped the image onto white coated card stock. I used Archival ink for the main stamping and Distress Inks to colour her face and hair patterns.


The photo above is a better likeness of the real colours.

When the image was stamped I coloured it lightly with ink, cut it out and spray fixed it.

I then glued the image to the pretty papers and added the shadows around the outside and the paint patterns on her dress using acrylic craft paint.


Just to tie her in with the background papers I painted the butterfly wings to match the grungy shadows. It wasn’t necessary but it was fun.

She does need a second coat of spray fix because where I used the paint, it has dulled the shine a little.  With hindsight, It might have been better to add the paint first then the inky colouring and one coat of spray fix.

I think that’s it but if anyone has any questions please give me a shout using the comments box below.

Have a great Sunday.

Hugs Flo x


  1. Kate

    Absolutely gorgeous Flo, it’s a beautiful image and glorious colours, super techniques thanks for sharing it. Have a good weekend, Kate x x

  2. Craftyfield

    I too love the stamping platform to stamp with more than one colour of ink! Won’t be able to make the Paper Artsy challenge (again) even with the extra hour! Your geisha is lovely by the way!

  3. Gerrina

    The girl looks great! Love the vibrant green and how the patern in the background and here clothes let her stand out from the background! Just beautiful Flo! Hope you are well and feeling at home in your new house… Hugs, Gerrina

  4. Marianne

    HI, Florence, I’m glad to see you are still creating lovely things. I have been a bit our of sorts for a couple of months, but getting back into shape. Able to do some catching up. Your card is so lovely – the image and colors are so pretty. I appreciate all the work that went into it. I also love the butterfly paper, which was perfect for this subject. I also like your title – you are so creative in tying everything in perfectly.

    Blessings, sweet friend,

    Marianne xo

    1. Florence Langley

      Hi Marianne. I am so sorry to read this my lovely friend. I am pleased that you are “getting back into shape”. You know, I am always at the end of an email if ever you want to chat. Thank you for calling in and for your kind words. Glod bless Flo xx

  5. Barbara Lindsey

    Hi Florence, I adore anything with an oriental touch. This is beautiful, and if the colours are “off” they are still wonderful.


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