Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Geisha

Ages ago I bought this cute CC Designs digistamp, I've finally got around to making a card with it!
 Lucky for me All That Scraps, where I got my little Geisha (and one of her little friends) has an Anything Goes challenge, so I'm entering it.  I've coloured with Prismacolor Pencils, adding some Stickles to the centres of the flowers on her dress, I've tried the "blotchy" Copic background that I've seen and admired on quite a few cards in Blogland; I can see the comment on my report now "needs more work"!  I like it though, at least it's a bit of a change.  The whole time I was making the card up I was humming Sukiyaki, it made me think of a movie I LOVED when I was a girl; it was called My Geisha and starred Shirley McLaine - My Time to Craft wants us to be inspired by a Film or Song, I've been inspired by both!
I've used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, always a good source of sketches :-)   I used the yummy paper from DCWV Far East mat stack and some cardstock from my stash.  Corrosive Challenge has Favourite Colour Combination as their challenge theme, I love all colour but do find I use this combo a lot - maybe it's a secret favourite, lol.  Sweet Stampin' has For a Special Lady as it's theme, I hope this card counts :-?
I cut the image panel using a Classic Oval Nestie, and the mat using Floral Ovals, popping each layer up on foam dots.  Joanna Sheen has Lots of Layers for their challenge so I'm entering there.  I finally got around to using my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, I've had it a while but no time, no time!!

I also made up the little stick pins, I used beads from a necklace I bought at a market for peanuts, and some I got in Malaysia last year - they're very bling-y in real life.  
The ribbon is from my stash, I love this double sided stuff!  Gem of a Challenge wants us to Add a Bow, which I did, and Crazy 4 Challenges wants to see lots of Texture - there's plenty here from smooth card to glass beads and even a little bit of embossing on the flourish.
I finished the inside of the card using elements from the front, I punched the flower from some of the Far East paper (it's card weight really) rolling the petals over a stylus to give them some shape.  
The centre of the flower is made up of more of the beads used on the front.

The Pink Elephant and Bearly Mine Challenges both have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'm in!
That's it for my just for fun card (sometimes it doesn't feel like you get many of those in, lol)  I'll be back in a day or so with something - I have some news on the weekend.... hope you'll come back and check out what it is :D
On a personal note, I'd like to thank all the lovely people out there who left good wishes for my little Rocky in his recent misadventures: he is well and truly on the mend - he can go onto "real" food (his normal food) from tomorrow, though we have to reintroduce it over a few days.  He feels ready for action, in his all time favourite game he chases a laser light up and down our house; we call it "get the bug", but doesn't realise that he isn't healed enough yet so he sits gazing mournfully at the drawer we keep it in.  The sedate walking on a lead that he IS allowed just ain't cutting it, lol.  We did cave a bit yesterday and drove out to one of "our" spots so he could chase the kangaroos... there weren't any around thankfully, as he took off and if there had been any he probably would have run to the point of collapse - he hasn't worked out yet that they ALWAYS win the race :)
Anyway, that's it for now.  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Vicky said...

Another beautiful creation hun...and loving the colours too..:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Donna, love the gorgeous image and design.

Donna x

Heide said...

This is so stinking cute! Love your use of papers and colors. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Donna. I love that Geisha and your pins are inspired. Thank you for sharing with us at SSW. Holly xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is so pretty and those pins and ribbons set it off beautifully
Thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly DT

mulberry station said...

Oh Donna, your card is stunning. Such a beautiful color combo and I love the added stick pins. YOur iage is just adorable. I love everything about your card. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Joanna M. said...

This is REALLY lovely. Love that CC Designs image. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Jeannie said...

This is just beautiful and the papers and the stick pins are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, how totally adorable! Fabulous image and such gorgeous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh she was so worth the wait, this is so super cute! I love your fabulous coloring and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at ATS!!!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, cute card.

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Donna :o)
Looking forward to working with you at Di's Digi Designs.

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image and beautifully coloured. All the embellies finish the card off. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.
Kim xXx

Dawn said...

Hi Donna, Beautiful card - I love the colours and those gorgeous papers are so perfect for the sweet image.

So glad to hear Rocky is doing better!

Hugs, Dawn

Unknown said...

Love your work! What brand of die is the floral oval frame?

Craftdee said...

Noelle, I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it's too hard (I don't have time at the moment to create a profile etc) The answer to your question re the Floral Ovals is that they are Spellbinders Nestabilities. Hope that helps, Donna

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the colours & the layout is fab!

Glad Rocky is feeling better & hopefully well on the mend to chasing those kangaroos lol!
Hugs Shell xx

Doreen said...

gorgeous card. The image and the papers are amazing
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin` this week
Doreen xx

Natali said...

Beautiful card with sweet image and amazing colouring on it. Gorgeous colour combinations and just love touch of lovely pins.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Mother`s day/For a Special Lady” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
pc: I have some candy on my blog if you are interesting ))

Tracey Manderson said...

Great card, i love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, Good luck and hope you will join us again

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing along at Joanna Sheen! xxx

HelenR said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' Helen x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.

Di said...

Just amazing and Welcome to my Dt!!
big hugs Di xx