The sketch is by Mojo Monday #73, I just rotated it. The inspiration for the card is from Cinema Saturday's Challenge #18, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon...I had never seen the movie and with such rave reviews on the challenge board, dropped the $5 (found it in the bargain bin) and watched it. Now I'm not a martial arts kind of gal and I remember when the movie first came out and all of their "flying" really fascinated me. It was an interesting martial arts movie, but it was also a love story, so that where I decided to draw some of my inspiration from...and the picture I found online. I loved the flower in her hair and the blue and reds in her outfit.
Admittedly, I have no asian themed stamps, so I had to make do with what I had. I decided roses right off the bat, both roses are actually from one single silk flower I took apart (actually I had 5 roses when I was done with the flower)...I then added a punched star (see close up photo for details) for the green bottom of the rose and then added the "ferns" behind them. The sentiment is cut out of Nestabilities Label 1 and then I cut out a frame with the same dies and gave it a little dimension with pop dots as well as putting the blue ribbon through it and popping that off the card as well...that was a little harder to do because my glue dot wasn't cooperating and I had to put a brad underneath the rose to hold the paper in place...it worked though. Recipe below...enjoy!