Sunday, 11 August 2013

Eclectic Ellapu #42: Art Deco

Parker Duofold pen set
Hello there, my friends! Welcome to a brand new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. This week we want you to do something sophisticated, like an Art Deco inspired creation.

I struggled with this one... What is Art Deco? Flapper? The Charleston? Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot?  Betty Boop?

I went straight to Mr Google for a 10 minute education on Art Deco. Quite an eye-opener. Apparently, I am familiar with the Art Deco style, I just didn't know it was called that. You're probably in the same boat! Don't believe me? The spire of the Chrysler Building in New York is just one famous example of late '20s Art Deco.  

My card is inspired by the bold colours and sunburst design of a 1930s pen set by the Parker Pen Company. It's a birthday card for an older man.

No patterned papers. I created a sunburst pattern with contrasting colours: yellow and brown.

The image is from Chocolate Baroque's Music Fanfare, coloured with SN and Promarkers. To finish, just 3 black pearls. That's it!

The sentiment is from WMS Fancy Phrases, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa.

Challenges for this card:
Brown Sugar Challenge #54 "Anything Goes"
Sister Act Card Challenge #19 "Anything Goes"
5 Simple Things Inspire Me Fridays #115 "Anything Goes"
All Sorts Challenge #219 "Stitching"
One Crazy Stamper August Birthday Challenge
Flutterby Wednesdays #247 "Any Winged Creature"
Lady Anne's Challenges #10 "Anything Goes with Stamped Image"

For more ideas visit the rest of the Eclectic Design Teams, and then make your own Art Deco inspired project. Link up your creation over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog. I look forward to visiting your blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!



  1. Your card is great! I love the design! Thanks for linking up at Sister Act this week!
    Trisha-DT Member

  2. Perfect Art Deco, Asha! Love that gramophone.

  3. Hi Asha! Your card is spot on for the challenge! Bravo!

  4. Great idea, love the sunburst, are you dreaming of your hols?

  5. Brilliant Asha! Art Deco is another of these terms we are all familiar with but not quite sure about! Hugs x

  6. Brilliant Asha! Art Deco is another of these terms we are all familiar with but not quite sure about! Hugs x

  7. This is a fabulous card, Asha. Love the sunburst and the great image. TFS

  8. Very nice card!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  9. Lovely card Asha, the sunburst is brilliant


  10. This looks great Asha and thanks for joining my stitching challenge this week at Allsorts
    x catherine

  11. I really like the colors you chose to make the sunburst pattern - perfect for this Art Deco themed card! Your card looks fab!

  12. Love the sunburst and the fab image - perfect for Art Deco! The Chrysler building is my all time fave building in NY :)

  13. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper, love it, great job!

    Leanne DT OCS!

  14. That sunburst is inspired Asha - isn't the Internet wonderful? I was also researching before I made my card!!
    Claire xx

  15. I love the bold design Asha! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Stitching challenge x

  16. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge this week... HUGS...SK :)

  17. You already know I love your coloring ;) but what caught my eyes besides that was how you situated the 3 black pearls in a seemingly random fashion - lovely effect.

  18. Love the effect of the colors and sunburst on this card. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.Elizabeth (DT)
    The Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge


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