This week's SCS Inspiration Challenge features the artwork of Canadian Artist Don Li-Leger. His signature style called "Asian Fusion" combines the abstract with touches of Asian art and Eastern Philosophy. I love the wonderful texture and geometric forms in his designs.
My card was inspired by this wall tapestry called Garden Dance I. I decided to take a rather literal approach to my design this week and see if I could recreate his art in my card.
I started by finding gold and green designer papers (Basic Grey Motifica and DCWV Far East) that seemed to evoke the same feel as the piece. I used some red leather textured specialty paper and canvas textured blue paper to finish the design. I inked the longer narrow strip with brown ink to provided the needed differentiation between the reds.
The Hero Arts Decorative Bamboo was stamped in Charcoal ink on the Yellow and green panels. I decided to use Stampin' Up's Joy Symbol of Solicitude for my sentiment. The Hero Arts Chinese Seal was stamped in Palette New Canvas on the red paper.
To assemble the collage, I started with a piece of scrap paper larger than the design. I glued down the center piece and then began framing it with the other tiles. I inked around each edge to provide a bit more definition. When each piece was attached, I was able to then trim around the edges to even things up before attaching to the card base.
This was a lot of fun to make, and I am really happy with how it turned out. I hope you find inspiration too. Enjoy the weekend!