Friday, February 17, 2012

Lilo's Fun Friday #17

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!

Welcome to my new blogging buddies Norma, Tan, & Carol!  It's so nice to have you here, I hope you get inspired.  ;)

Before I get to today's LFF #17, I wanted to say Arigato to Nadine and Thanh for linking up.  Although Nadine didn't want the stamp (she was the guest designer for Sister Stamps so she already had Miyako) I was so happy that she linked up.  That means the winner of the Miyako stamp is Thanh!!  Woo Hoo!!  Thanh be sure to email me your snail mail address so I can get Miyako out to you.  Here is what she had to say about the Sister Stamps line:
"I would love to win a Sister Stamp because I've been so excited to see some Asian stamps that really represent the Chinese/Asian culture. I love the lion dance ones and the fans and lanterns. Even their eyes are perfect. ;) I have had to hold off because of Christmas presents, but look forward to putting in an order soon. Thanks for the chance to win. :D "
It's so true what she said.  I whole heartedly agree.  Now here is my share for this week.  I have been wanting to use some of my neglected Copic colors.  Especially the blues.  I had a fun time with the FBW #190, Anything with Wings challenge post so I thought I would make another one using one of my creative friend's handmade dragonflies and cute little Kiyomi from Sister Stamps.

Here is a very simple design that doesn't really need a lot for it to work.  The card is actually 4x4, I just enlarged it a bit so you can see the details.  I replaced the butterfly that comes with Kiyomi with the dragonfly.  The dragonfly in orange really gives this a pretty amazing feel especially because it's so much bigger than Kiyomi. Sorta looks like she's in the distance and reaching to pet it. 

Dragonfly created by Sesame Bijoux

 The dragonfly is sitting on a (Tim Holtz) mini paper rosette.  The rest of the card is dark blue cs (Recollections) layered with an origami paper (Aitoh) and the frame to match. 

Kiyomi is colored with Copics (list below) and I kept it simple by leaving her band white as well as her collar.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, keeping the focus on Kiyomi and her new dragonfly friend.

 If you are interested in my friend's, Jenny Chen, handmade dragonflies or handmade jewelry please visit her Etsy store, Sesame Bijoux.  And if you are interested in buying any of the Sister Stamps visit the Sister Stamps blog for a list of vendors on their side bar.

Well that's it for me today.  Mahalo everyone for stopping by in your busy schedule and for all the lovely comments.  Hope you have a fantastik weekend and for those of us with a 3-day holiday... woo hoo!!  Enjoy it!!


Supplies not listed above:
White cs (Xpress It); Memento tuxedo black ink (Tsukineko)


Kate said...

This is so pretty. I love the dragonfly and paper you used. Great coloring.


Sara said...

Ooooh this is super cute!!!! I love that beautiful dragonfly =)
The image is adorable and your colouring perfect!!!
Have a great weekend!

Creations by Shirl said...

Gorgeous Leanne- love that color blue you used so bold and rich looking...
pretty layout and that wee dragonfly is awesome...
Have a super duper weekend.....

Linda said...

Hey Lilo! This is such a beautiful vibrant card! The colors are gorgeous and I love the simplicity of the layout! Have a wonderful weekend girly! xoxo!

glowegal said...

Gorgeous! The blue looks so rich and luxurious and pops so well with the orange dragonfly and pretty origami paper!

Rachel Parys said...

What pretty blues!!! And the dragonfly is super cool! Great card!!!!!

eva said...

hi leanne, thanks for your digi tips! maybe i'm not too patient to let my images dry, pretty blues on kiyomi and love the paper! i think i actually have that origami paper too. have a great weekend!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Aw Leanne!! This card is just AWESOME!! I love it to bits!! Love the image, she is damn pretty, the coloring is superb. Love the background card and the dragonfly =)

Cyndi said...

Very beautiful! Love the origami and your coloring! And love the handmade dragonfly! Have a great weekend!

Denice said...

Adorable Leanne, the dragonfly is perfect! My SS came in the mail last's time to ink them up!!!
Hope you have a great day,

Linda said...

Love the blue and the orgami paper!!! Perfect combo

Shelby said...

Beautiful work and fantastic coloring! I just love love that dragonfly...looks amazing.


Thanh Vo said...

LOL Leanne, I think I just sent a reply for another blog... so you may need to delete that other comment of mine!!! LOL GO figures that I would do that ;)

Squee! Another cute Sister Stamp image. Which ones do I choose when I finally make a purchase!!? lol The origami papers you used are perfect.

Thank you, for such a sweet giveaway! I'm so excited to receive it and look forward to sending off that email. Hugs.

donna mikasa said...

Super cute card--love the small size--and that dragonfly is an awesome addition! Hope you had a fantastic weekend, Leanne!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty blue colors! I love how you colored her hair. So pretty!