Friday, 8 April 2011

GC97 Gingersnap Creations - Geishas

I have decided to step out of my comfort  zone and enter this month's challenge over at  Gingersnap Creations.  One of their guest designers this month is  Valerie-Jael Tups, who does some fabulous altered art and it's she who has inspired me to enter this challenge.

I'm really only being brave because the theme this month  is 'Geishas'.  I love all things oriental and I have quite a few oriental stamps, so here is my entry:



Geisha stamp  is embossed in black and coloured with Sakura pens. The Mount Fuji stamp is embossed in copper and matted onto black cardstock.  I've used a couple of oriental patterned papers and embellished with origami 'lucky' stars.  The card is placed onto a felt placemat which I bought in Asia.

Just for fun, here are the other geishas I have in my home ...




the last one's an appliqued wall hanging which I started at a class a few months ago but which hasn't seen the light of day since (really must get my sewing machine out again!)

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting
Suze x

13 comments:

Gerri Herbst said...

So glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and stepped into creating a wonderful piece! Your art is so lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Gingersnap creations. gerri

Aileen said...

This is gorgeous Suz, I can see it hanging on your wall. (time to finish your large piece!!)

2amscrapper said...

So happy you stepped out of your comfort zone and into the Gingersnap Creations challenge. Your geisha art is beautiful. You own some lovely stamps. Helene

Yvonne said...

So many GORGEOUS entries, Suze! I love how the black brings out the richness of your pieces!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning Oriental card Suze - love the Geisha image and the amazing background detail. Thank you so much for suggesting the challenge for my Less is More card - may give it a go (although my card is VERY bare)!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

craftattack said...

This is really beautiful, well done, you took a good step! Love your other Geishas, too. Thanks for the nice compliment, it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Valerie

trisha too said...

You are so right--Valeri-Jael is fabulous! I'm glad you took her encouragement and joined in at Gingersnap Creations; your geisha piece is lovely, Suze!

:)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Your work is amazing I didn't enter the Gingersnappers because I was worried about my quality but you have no such reason your art is amazing have become a foller thanks for the inspiration

Marie

Tina said...

I love your Geisha piece. It is so elegant and lovely!

Julie Forest said...

Whoa, Suze! I'm blown away here! Your card is absolutley fabulous! Love the origami lucky stars - perfect touch! And you oriental stamps are fab! Those patterned paper are gorgeous, too. But what really blew my mind was the appliqued wall hanging...wow! It's stunning! :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous pieces of art, all of them.

Sharon said...

Just beautiful - I love everything! Wow great work!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Beautiful and colorful!