Monday, April 27, 2009

Made Up Geisha

Mei Ann says, KAYA!

Woohoo! I thought I will not be able to meet the deadline due to my crazy work schedule. I love stamping and could not let this challenge pass by without participating. Thanks BJ! I really had fun working on this LO. You made me think hard to come up with non-professional stamp item. I hope you'll like it as much as I enjoy making it.

I love anything associated to Japanese culture particularly the beautiful Geisha of Kyoto. I can't get enough of the mysteries surrounding their lives ... that of beauty and sacrifice.

Non-professional stamp item was made from a piece of lace that I attached to a wine cork with a glue dot.

Papers: Basic grey {urban prairie}, {element boarder sticker}, Making Memories {small dots}, and various Chiyogami papers
Stamps: Hero Arts {Japanese dolls collection}, Inkadinkado {Asian Influences}
Embellishments: Making Memories shimmer alpha, gems, rick rack trim, cherry blossoms stickers, Prima paper flowers, button, Martha Stewart butterfly paper punch.

Acrylic stamps - The bamboos and pagoda were stamped directly on the LO. The green flowerettes stamped on the bamboos are the results of the piece of lace I attached to a wine cork for easy stamping. The Japanese dolls/geisha are stamped on chiyogami papers to create an authentic kimono effect. I trimmed them and attached them to the head of the dolls that were stamped separately on a piece of white card stock.

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Candy said...

Great idea with the lace and wine cork! Really quite different!

bjay said...

the geishas (you and the other two) are just too cute!

you even managed to stay authentic with your design elements! ang galing ng non-stamp item na lace :)

marking said...

Love the LO and all the elements.

CraftFairy said...

Very innovative!