Sunday, September 13, 2015

Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving day)

Today's card is about Chuseok. Chuseok is one of the biggest national holidays in Korea. It is on the 15th August by the lunar calendar and this year it will fall on the 27th of September. Chuseok is korean Thanksgiving day. Family members gather to give thanks to ancestors and to Mother Nature for providing a bountiful harvest. And the full moon is one of the symbols of this special day.

This week's cue word at CASology is "Moon" and the theme of the one layer card at Less is More is "Wishing". So I thought a greeting card for Chuseok will be perfect for these two challenges. And I used the sketch of the Freshly Made Sketches 203 for this card.

I chose a kraft card base for a natural look of my card. To start off I drew some branches of a persimmon tree with ripe persimmons using colored pencils. To create the moon I masked the persimmon tree and the sky and colored the moon through dabbing a silver ink pad directly on the card base. I then scattered some black and dark blue embossing powder on the moon and heat embossed it to show the craters of the moon. For the sky I masked the moon and blended Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks around the moon. 
I wrote the sentiment in korean by hand and it says "Happy Chuseok!"  Lastly I added some Irresistible pico Embellisher on the persimmon tree. 


Less is More 241: One Layer Card (Wishing)
Addicted to Stamps 161: Anything goes

I hope this card fills the conditions for a CAS card.
Thank you for visiting! 
Have a great day! 


Gloria Lee said...
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Gloria Lee said...

오타가 있어서 수정하려는데 수정이 안되네요...
너무 멋진 추석 카드네요!
달도 정말 멋지지만 손으로 그리신 나뭇가지에 탐스럽게 매달린 감들...너무 이뻐요!!
저는 색연필은 아무리 해도 이렇게 멋진 채색을 못하겠던데 대단하시네요^^

Skye said...

A beautiful card. I love your persimmons and the embossing powder gives a great effect to the moon

TaeEun said...

항상 응원해 주셔서 감사해요 ^^

Hannelie said...

Your moon look so realistic ! Fantastic job!
Thanks for joining Casology... we love to see you play along!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your card is just fabulous :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is so striking, beautiful, clever and ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!
Great take on our challenge at Less is More, Superb OLC and such a delightful scene.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Joyce said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, and I enjoyed learning about Korean new year and all the symbols for it. Interesting, as Jewish new year starts tonight, but also varies year to year because it is on the lunar calendar. Your beautiful, hand written Korean sentiment looks like a piece of art. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.,

Tracey McNeely said...

Gloria what a beautiful card and Happy Thanksgiving, thank you for the history lesson :) I love the sentiment written in Korean! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

TaeEun said...

Thank you Joyce! It is the korean Thanksgiving day :) The New year's day is on Jan. 1st by the lunar calendar. But now I know why my son has no school tomorrow!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so beautiful. The moon, your sponged background is absolutely amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tanja said...

great take on the challenges and a beautiful card - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

Wei Wei Wang said...

This moon scene is stunning! Love your inking! Thanks for sharing at ATSM.

Karyn Penno said...

TaeEun this is such a beautiful work of art, and the background story makes it so special! It was great to learn a bit more about Korean Thanksgiving. And I'm so impressed by how you made the moon, it looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Chrissie said...

This is simply terrific TaeEun!
Beautiful card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Linby said...

stunning card.

Anne said...

Wow this is an amazing card, you are very talented, love that silver moon on kraft!
Thank you for joining us
Less is More

Neets B said...

You've created so much atmosphere here,the kraft background was a perfect choice.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More