Friday, January 20, 2012

Lilo's Fun Friday #15

Good morning and Happy Aloha Friday!!
Woo hoo!!  Who else is ready for the weekend besides me?  I bet we all are right?  Are you doing anything fun?  Well if you you are, I hope you share. :)  As for me, hopefully it will be a relaxing weekend.  Maybe get some crafting in that's not DT related or watch a movie or paint a wall or four.  (hehehe)

Anyhoos, enough rambling!!  Today for my Fun Friday share I used a new image from... Sister Stamps, release #5!!  Yay!  As you know I recently received some happy mail this week, I needed another Thank you card for a guy so it was easy to choose  to ink up cutie Keitaro.  He's one of 3 new valentine images from Sister Stamps and he is adorable.  (For more info on the new release and where you can buy the stamps head on over to the Sister Stamp blog.   ATS is now carrying them as well).

Keitaro card with origami heart & samurai hat
Jenny's sister really did a terrific job with Keitaro.  The details are awesome!  I love his samurai hat and the origami heart.  I had to try to make them myself!  I did go online and searched for links to make origami hearts and a samurai hat.  I love origami.  So many cool things you can make with one sheet of paper.  I found a website with free downloads of instructions.  If you're in the mood to paper fold click HERE to be directly linked to Origami That's Fun & Easy.  I used mulberry paper to make the heart and samurai hat. Here are a few pictures of the card...

Sentiments read: Domo ARIGATO Gozaimasu!  Thank you very much!

I love the chain of hearts too!  Can you see I spelled out ARIGATO inside the hearts?   It was a really nice surprise that I could fit that inside.  Me likey!  Now I wish I knew how to make one of those heart chains.  I guess I could Google  or You Tube it and maybe I will once I have more time.  Used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the backdrop and some origami paper to accent behind Keitaro.  For my layout I used the Desconstructed Sketch #35:

Here is a close up of the bottom part of the card featuring the sentiment.  I cut out a paper heart and added some blue ribbon to mimic the top of Keitaro's hat.  Hand wrote the sentiment on kraft cs and mounted it on to some of the same origami paper.

Paper heart cut out on the sentiment, see the cool zig-zags,
I used pinking shears for that!


I love how it looks like he's on a banner.  I cut a small strip of kraft and adhered it to the bottom to break up it up so as to follow the sketch.  I had a hard time with his hair.  I know it's only a small space to color, but my E29 was giving me problems and I really didn't want to color all over again.  No biggie for me so I left it.  See the zig-zags on the bottom?  I used pinking shears for that!  Hey you can find lot of craft tools if you just use your imagination.  :)

Alrighty, time for me to sign off.  I hope you enjoyed my share for today.  Have a terrific Friday and Domo Arigato Gozaimasu for stopping by!!  (hahaha!)

ATS - Color challenge
Deconstructed Sketch - #35


Supplies not listed in post:
brown memento ink, dark brown cs, kraft cs, Xpress It paper, blue paper ribbon


Creations by Shirl said...

Such a great Keitaro... his very handsome and love all those pretty papers you used on the card....
TFS on the origami site, I viewed it and will be playing with some of their great projects they have.... I love to do origami the easy kind anyway... LOL!!!
Have a super Friday and crafty weekend..

Mimi said...

AWESOME card! Leanne, this is such a fabulous guy card! Great papers and colors are just perfect! TFS the origami link and great job folding the hat and heart! Have a wonderful weekend! ;)

Jennifer Shults said...

This is awesome! I love your card and those adorable little hats! thanks so much for joining us for this week's sketch!

Sparkle Smith said...

This is just darling!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Ho da cute. What a clever idea and such a coincidence that there are 7 hearts to fit "arigato." That samurai hat is so neat too. You rock.

Jenny said...

Thanks for showing us that Keitaro can also be used for non-Valentine cards!

glowegal said...

Aww so kawaii! I love Sister Stamps!

Mary J said...

Oh yay, I am so with you Leanne - welcome weekend!!!!

I think your makes are wonderful! The origami ihat and heart are so professional and your card is adorable! What a great take on that sketch too!

Rachel Parys said...

Awwww.. he is sooo cute! Great card! That origami is awesome! Never had the guts to try it myself. Thanks for stopping by last night. Things got pretty crazy for while, but it was a lot of fun. My keyboard was smoking by the end of the night! I need to get some serious crafting done now.(I have been dying to color my little Wryn from TI!) Have a great weekend

Cyndi said...

love this card with the new image! I should be getting mines soon! love the colors you used and the sentiment! have a great weekend!

Kim Y. said...

This is fun and cute! I am falling in love with these new stamps! Gotta get some soon! :)

Nady said...

Ta carte est très jolie! bravo!
Nadyne xx

wheatgerm said...

I like the foldings

Expressions & Inspirations said...

Great job on your card, Leanne! It looks awesome. TFS :)

Colleen said...

Leanne, this card is awesome. I love the origami samurai that you made and how you colored the stamp image with your Copics. BTW, thanks for taking time to comment on my blog. My daughter's party went really well. We all had a great time. Now it's time to relax before I start my next project. :) In case you are interested... I just posted some pictures on my blog today of the party. Have a good week!

sweet said...

Great card! Love the color you picked and the origami is awesome!!!

Denice said...

This little guy is too sweet, and so is your card! I've been checking out the Sister Stamps for a've almost got me convinced! lol!

Tracy said...

Wow!!! This is just gorgeous. Love what you've done here. Such a little piece of art! Great use of the color challenge too. *wink* Thank you for joining us at All That Scraps.