Monday, October 31, 2011

Taste of the Orient.

Tara chose this card for A Cut Above Award!!


My granddaughter has a long standing interest in things Japanese or Oriental. While thinking about her the idea of creating an Asian/Oriental card came to mind.  This card is for two challenges Our Creative Corner and the Paper Players.  The challenge at OCC is to create a card using 'faces'.  The challenge at The Paper Players uses this great sketch.


The stamps are from Hanko Design.


The "Xi Shi Lady" was stamped on white CS and colored with Copic markers. The lower skirt was stamped on DP paper 4 times, using one segment from each stamped image the skirt was fussy cut and paper pieced together. The trim on the bodice was also fussy cut. The cherry blossom branch was stamped, colored with Copics then, fussy cut and attached to the top of the card. A few extra blossoms were adhered to give the illusion of falling flowers (similar to the falling leaves in upstate NY).

The Dollar Store has some cute rhinestones to use on nails...well they were just the perfect size to embellish this lovely lady.


These were also used for floral earrings and the teardrop ring on her finger.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

16 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh WOW Marie - this is amazing!! The work you put into this is fabulous. I love the embossed background. Beautifully done my friend.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Marie! Love the beadwork detail!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The details are stunning! I LOVE your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! What a gorgeous and unique way to use the sketch. Beautifully done! Thanks for joining use at The Paper Players this week!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Beautifully inspired by the sketch! Love the bling! Hugs xx

Lisa said...

The dollar store...are you serious!!! Wow what a great eye to spot these sweet card making embellies, they look divine on this wonderful card of yours!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is incredibly unique & creative! Jusst wonderful! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh Marie, this is gorgeous! Your paper piecing is stellar here and the coloring of the main image stunning! Your take on the sketch is so very clever too! Wonderful card...so glad you played along with my sketch at The Paper Players!

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful, Marie! Your lady's dress is absolutely amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Lesley Croghan said...

What a terrific way to use the sketch! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!
Smiles,
Lesley

Anne Marie said...

Marie, this is stunning! Wow! Your details are unbelievably fabulous...I have to keep going back to look at them. You did an amazing job with this one! Thank you for playing along at BOTH the Paper Players AND Our Creative Corner this week! :) Hugs!

Julie Marshall said...

What a creative take on this sketch and the paper piecing is just amazing! What patience you have ;) Thanks so much for sharing with the Paper Players this week!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oooh, I love how you put the embellishments on her dress! Thanks for playing along this week at Our Creative Corner!

Christy Q said...

Wow, Marie - this is phenomenal! I love the detail in the skirt and the fussy cutting you did to achieve it. This is also a great interpretation of the sketch - I really love how you utilized it.

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS, Marie! The fussy cutting is AMAZING as is the bead work on her kimono. GORGEOUS creation!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on the award...so well deserved. This if FABULOUS!!! I love all the detail on the dress, and your fussy cutting is perfection!