Monday, February 24, 2014

My Besties Rose Blossom Geisha - Aussie My Besties challenge

I am so very honored to be chosen to be the Guest Designer at My Besties Aussie Challenge blog.  If you've not visited this challenge blog you should go and see the beautiful work that the Design Team does there.  It's always so amazing and you can get so much inspiration for making cards.

This challenge is for 2 weeks starting today and the theme is "Life of Pearls and Bling"

I wanted the team to be proud of me so i made this lovely image into a card..she caught my eye on Sherri Baldy's My Besties Etsy store right away.   The name of this image (and few of the images are named) is called Rose Blossom Geisha.
I have been to Japan one time..and one of the ladies there gave me a piece of their kimonos..it is blue, maybe more of a cornflower blue, but similar to this.  Whenever i think of Japanese paper umbrella's i think they are colorful and i went with a red so it would all be pleasing with the color scheme.

I've used many dies on this card, the upper left corner is a Memory Box sunflower outline with a Doo Hickey snowflake for the center.  the Other flowers are Marianne dies along with the outlined leaves.  The brown branch and leaves are a Memory Box die.  The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.  The frame is a Tattered Lace die.   The embossing in the back ground is a Embossilicious folder.

Copics used:
skin/lips- E50, 02, R35
hair- C5, 7
kimono- B91, 93, 95
head band/waistband- RV21, 23, 25
collar, fan- YR20, 21, 23
umbrella- R35, 37, 39
underdress- V01, 04
leaves/umbrella handle- YG03
flowers- C1
eyes- B63
Stickles/diamond
Metallic Glaze pens, pink, green,purple
Gold glitter pen

Challenges:
Crafting When We Can challenges- Lots of Bling
Glitter n Sparkle challenge- Funky Colors
2 Sisters Challenge- Embossing



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