It gives me great pleasure to share some more guest design work with you today. My sweet friend Alexandra had graciously asked me to make a card or two based on this sketch provided by Liana!
Isn't it FUN? I was so inspired that I went to create right away. And immediately I knew that I wanted to scrap, too! Since the theme is "So British" based on my prompt for Scrap Rendez-Vous. I made a page of my trip to London last year. This is the first time that I made a page just about ME and it's also the first time I made a page based on sketch!
The banner idea came from my previous Lace Banner Card. I'm glad the design came so easily! I pop-dotted the lace banners and then added ribbons and gems. The photo of me was taken in May 2010 in
front of the Buckingham Palace
I didn't see the Queen, but just by being there, I felt that I had lived a full life and was so happy that I could finally visit the famous Palace. Thus the title "Seize the Day" and I used the sentiment "Remember to....live in moment !" Next are the two cards I made based on the sketch. I could have made an England-inspired card, but our minds and concerns these days are mostly centered on the terrible calamities of Japan. I can't help but make a card as my tribute to Japan.
Japan is a country that my father deeply admired. My father was a Taiwanese and was educated under the government of Japan for 20 some years. Taiwan was once occupied and ruled by Japan for 50 years and the ruling ended in 1945 after Japanese surrender in World War II. I grew up with my father's admiration for Japanese culture and language. Growing up in Taiwan, I have many fond memories of Japan from my childhood, thanks to my father's influence.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people in Japan.
Lastly I want to thank Alexandra for giving me this opportunity to stretch my creativity and encourages me in such an amazingly positive way. Thanks so much for stopping by!