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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

New Term & New Theme - Gingersnaps Creations

I cannot believe that I am now entering my third term on the Gingersnaps Creations design team.  Pop along to the blog and see the newest DT members and contributing artists.  This month, April we have a new overriding theme - the Far East; and this month's Chestnut challenge is "Geisha".  Now I dont have any oriental stash at all - so I called upon Christine Costello (what would I do without her!) who kindly allowed me use of her Stampington Puccini Muse - this is one gorgeous stamp!
For the base of my card I have used a black Bazzill cardstock and then mounted with carob Bazzill card, upon which I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil to ink through with burgundy and brown inks - I was hoping to achieve an oriental cherry blossom sort of look.

Puccini was stamped onto tissue paper, which I had sprayed with a selection of gold, olive and raspberry coloured mists - though I do like texture think I may have been a little heavy handed with the PVA. Oriental charms were added to finish along with a sentiment.  This is my first easel card -  sure it will not be my last as I did enjoy it and I have seen some amazing easel cards out there in blogland that I can only hope to aspire to ... but we all have to start somewhere!  I think it because I don't over embellish ... and use mainly inks and paints but maybe I should invest in some embellies because I always gush when I see them!
Hope everyone enjoys the "Geisha" theme ...remember no pressure at Gingersnaps - you have a whole month to post your work!

11 comments:

Michele said...

wow, simply lovely! xo

Sharon said...

Wowsers Sue! Absolutely stunning.. Your cherry blossoms came out beautifully using the stencil, and that stamp is amazing. It inspires me to get out my stash of Asian stamps that I haven't used in ages.
Sharon G.
aka Celticrafter

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely, the cherry blossom looks wonderful, very effective. I love this stamp and looks great on your creation. Tracy x

Gerri Herbst said...

So beautiful and delightful. The folding technique was incredible. I loved your color story and the image you choose. So gald to be creating with you at Gingersnap Creations. take care dearie, gerri.

2amscrapper said...

I have yet to make an easel card. Yours is wonderful--such beautiful artwork!

Joyce said...

Hi there! I don't know if you received my other comment so leaving one here. I would love to have the instructions for making the box. I can't find your email so hope you get this. Email me at joylvgs@shaw.ca. Great use of the tissue paper!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful subdued dignified Geisha ! What a fantastic card, love it
Marie

Suze Bain said...

This is beautiful, I love the muted, aged colour scheme you've used and the embellishments are fab. x

Shar said...

Amazing card! Love it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic easel card, love this Geisha image.

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow...this is stunning...the colours and papers and technique is more than enough here, too many embellies would've wrecked the look. If you trust your own instincts you can't go wrong.
Dot xxx

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