Friday, April 27, 2012

Lilo's Fun Friday #25 - A Special Blog Hop...

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!!
Today for Lilo's Fun Friday #25, I get to hop along as a guest designer with the Friday Inspiration team from La-La Land Crafts!!  I am so lucky & excited to be amongst another terrific group helping to showcase the new stamps released on Monday.  I'll post a list of all the DT blogs for today at the end so make sure you leave everyone some love, they all deserve it.  You are really going to enjoy this hop. Thanks for all your lovely comments from my Monday post.  I appreciate all the love I received.  Now don't forget to head on over to the LLLC blog for all the details on how to win some stamps and then head on over to the LLLC store to purchase your images if you can't wait.

If you came here from Arlene's blog then you are on the right track, if you just popped in just because and you want a chance to win some LLLC new release images then head on back to the beginning at the LLLC blog

So today I get to showcase the adorable Kimono Marci.  She comes with a bonsai tree and a sentiment.  For today I used Marci by herself.  I think she's my favorite out of the group.   Here's another simple card made by me.


See, pretty simple, yea?  Isn't she pretty?  I love her two buns and the blank canvas of her kimono.  I originally had colored her kimono simple and decided to add some decoration to it (at the last minute).  Not bad, could use some work but I like it for now.  Used one of my favorite washi papers as the color scheme for this card.  The card base is black cs that I ran through my Cuttlebug using the cherry blossom Asian embossing folder.  Love that folder, it's huge and can cover up a large piece of cs.  The next layer up is a black & gold patterned paper I found in my stash.  Next up is more black cs and that beautiful washi paper.  The sentiment is from my blogging buddy, Jenny, it was perfect for my card. 


So for her kimono I used one of the darker colors to make simple flowers in varying sizes, kinda wanted to get a fading affect into the material.  At the bottom where the color gets lighter I added tiny flowers and some black scroll work.  Definitely going to practice and try to make it a little more visible, especially the faded out parts.  Alrighty, time for you to head on over to Jeannette's blog.  She's got a beautiful sample she's excited to share with you.  And just in case you get lost along the way here is today's line-up:

Arlene Cuevas - www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com


Arigato for stopping by today!  Have a fantastic weekend and don't forget to stop by everyone's blog from Monday and Friday for your chance to win some really adorable stamps.

Arigato to Irina and the DT for letting me be a part of this really awesome showcase!!

Hugs,
Lilo

Supplies:
Kimono Marci (La-La Land Crafts)
Washi paper (Hanko Designs)
Sentiment (Island Scrapbooking)
Black cs (Recollections)
Asian embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Skin: E50, E51. E01 (also for blush), E11
Hair: E79, E77;
Hair ribbon: R46, YR04, YR02;
Kimono: R46, YR04, YR02, R29, 100;
Slippers: 100, R46, YR04;
Socks: E40;
Umbrella: E49. R46, YR04, YR02, Y21(center to outward)

32 comments:

Shar said...

Oh my gosh love it!
So I have still not decided what set of markers to buy, when I do I can tell you it's not going to be as amazing as your creations!
Love love love it!

cebelica said...

This image is my favourite of the new release. Your card is gorgeous! Hugs! xx

glowegal said...

Wowza, Leanne! This is gorgeous!! You really knocked it out of the park, just stunning!

Denice said...

OMG, such a cutie...you did a fab job coloring her and showing her off! A gorgeous card Leanne!

:Dxx

Kate said...

What a Gorgeous Card. Love the colors.

Hugs,
Kate

Mary said...

Gorgeous! I love your colouring and the colours you used on your card.

Mary J said...

Adorable Leanne! I love use of papers and your colouring is AMAZING!!

Have a fantastic weekend honey!

Creations by Shirl said...

Great new release from LLC... Super card, great detailing and love the coloring....
Enjoy your Friday and the hop....

ckkrussell said...

Yor card is so pretty and I absolutely love the new stamps.This image in particular would work so well with the new pps I just picked up.TFS.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

OMG Leanne, this is a "winna." Beautiful washi paper to compliment Kimono Marci. Have a great weekend.

Kwilt said...

Beautiful!!! I will have to splurge and get some of these wonderful stamps!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Kathy

Danni said...

Oh Leanne!!! She's beautiful! I love how you colored her and the papers and well everything! One amazing card by one talented lady!

Tasha said...

I love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Brawley said...

wow!!! your coloring of her is Amazing!!! This card is sooo Beautiful!!!

Rachel Parys said...

GORGEOUS!!! I really love orange, I don't use it near enough! Her kimono is wonderful, the flowers are great detail! Love it!!

TGIF!

Joanne Cheng said...

Beautiful card! You really brought out Marci well as a Japanese. Very cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

~Kelly~ said...

Gorgeous I love looking at all these images with the beautiful colors the design team chooses! ~Kelly (walkelmol YT)

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! I love this image and i love your embossed background and colour combo. Mahalo for sharing! Hugs, Jill x

Colleen said...

This image is awesome. I can't wait to purchase it. The card you made is just beautiful. I love how you colored her hair. Her kimono looks fabulous too.

deb said...

Beautiful card

ScrapinShana said...

This is such an amazing card! I love all the detail and dimension, it doesn't look flat at all!! You did a fabulous job! I can't tell you how much I LOVE it!!! =)

Lillie said...

Wonderful Card! Love the colors,

Karina said...

Such a sweet image, and I love what you did with it. Perfect choice of papers and so beautifully embellished. Gorgeous creation, Leanne!
Hugs, Karina

Debi said...

OMG Leanne your coloring is crazy good! First, the texture you gave her hair is awesome! The umbrella so pretty! And the dress - OVER THE TOP! Beautiful details with the flowers and scrolls! I am inspired!

Amy said...

This is gorgeous Leanne! Love all the black & red and the washi paper adds such a serene touch! Fabulous work as always! :)

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Oh what a lovely oriental themed card! The stamp is so cute!

Venus

Nitasha said...

Leanne, your work is beyond beautiful! Love the image and the the amazing color work!

Nitasha said...

Leanne, your work is beyond beautiful! Love the image and the the amazing color work!

Tan's Hobbies said...

On word to describe this card:
AWESOME!!!

Your coloring is superb, dear!! Love the overall layout.

Jan said...

Very nice work, lovely.

Cyndi said...

So beautiful! Love the colors...my mom loves orange! Great coloring too!!

Anita said...

She is very cute! Love how everyone is making custom kimonos.