Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello Friend!

Hello!

Today is my Friday! Woo Hoo!  Heading out of town for my cousin's long anticipated wedding.  I'm sure it's going to be beautiful and fun.  Hanging out with the cousins to celebrate this special occasion is going to be a blast but also bittersweet as we'll be missing some beloved relatives.

Here's a happy card for today...


Isn't she pretty?  I purchased  this stamp set a while ago and recently found it as I was going through some boxes trying to look for some papers & flowers.  It's from Crafter's Companion and has a total of 9 stamps on it.  I was excited to dig in to these right away.  I have two other cards that I will share later on, for today this pretty little geisha girl gets the spotlight.  I used some pretty washi papers from Hanko Designs that I have been wanting to play with and decided to accent with blacks & reds.  Black lace, black mattes, red cardstock you get the idea.  Here's the full version of the card, front view ...


 I wanted to use more of the washi paper so decided to make an easel card.  Here's a side view...


She was colored with Copics as was the lantern, which is also part of this set.  It's funny cause I realize that the tea pot looks tilted!  Not sure if that's how I stamped it or I just cut the scene out crookedly.  Maybe instead of tea there's hot sake inside! ;)  hahaha! For the bottom part I mimicked the top but used red cardstock and dressed it up with some flower punches, a computer generated sentiment and doodles here and there. Here's a close-up...


Yes, I did fussy cut the sentiment, it looks more whimsical to me.  What do you think?  I used my white gel pen to add some fun dots around the paper.  I'm diggin' the bright colors, reminds me of summer.  The sunflowers mimic the ones on her kimono.  You can't tell above but I went over her & the lantern with my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, it looks beautiful IRL.  This is the best picture I could get... 


Hope this made you smile.  I'm looking forward to sharing the other cards in this set soon.  Since I'm talking about cute Asian stamps did you happen to see the new Sister Stamps release yet?!  If not, the ladies are in the middle of previews and boy are they adorable!  For all the details head on over here.  Well friends I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your days. I appreciate all the love you give me and hope I've done the same for you.  Until next time, Mahalo for stopping by, have a great day!!

7 comments:

Denice said...

She is gorgeous....I bet the glitter looks fantastic IRL!
Have a great time at the wedding....sounds like a lot of fun.
:Dxx

eva said...

so pretty! i love her kimono and these bright colors! have a great time at the wedding!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Love this sweet image....so kawai'i. Ohhh, the washi paper is pretty too. Have fun at the wedding!

Lynn said...

Oh, Leanne this card makes me smile. It is so charming and the colors are perfectly chosen to enhance the happiness factor. Great attention to details! I'm going to look for that stamp set because I know someone who could have been the inspiration for the image. Yes, you've been very consistently leaving me wonderful comments that really do give me a dose of affirmation that all crafters need. Thank you, friend, for commenting and sharing your talent with blogland.

Kim Yu said...

I love the stamp! She is super adorable!! Awesome card too, Leanne!

Sonia said...

Love the image. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL creation.
Great job!
-Sonia **Sony**

Kathy Dinh said...

This is so cute! Makes me smile just looking at it! TFS~!