Saturday, 23 June 2012

Memoirs of a Geisha

Hi everyone,

Enjoying the lovely weather (not), well, nothing for it to stay home and do some housework craft!

The challenge this week over at Less is More is to "paper piece".  I quite enjoy paper piecing, it's exactly the same principle as doing applique - cut out the different pieces in paper/fabric and adhere with glue/bond-a-web!

So this week's challenge didn't really faze me but I did have to search through all my stamps four times until I decided on the stamp to use and of course I didn't use StazOn on the metallic paper and ended up with black smudges all over the place and had to completely start again! Anyway, here's my card ...



Whilst on holiday in Malaysia last year, I came across a Japanese pound store.  Wow, it was fab and I bought heaps of stuff, although I'm embarrassed to say there's lots of it I haven't used yet - including some packs of Japanese paper, which is what I've used here.  The stamp is by Personal Impressions. I coloured the teapot and did a bit of 'ground shading' with promarkers.

My card also fits with the challenge over at the DYSU blog (my first time of entering here) which is "Inspired by a Movie". I've gone for Memoirs of a Geisha, based on the fab book by Arthur Golden. My last post would also have fitted with this challenge (thanks Diane) but I'd posted it before the challenge was announced, very spooky.

Okay, a bit too much waffling from me today. Have a great week everyone and thanks for dropping by.

Take care
Suze xx


42 comments:

Claudia said...

Hi Suze, wow, that's just amazing, what a great paper piecing.
Thanks also for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Clauida

Dena J said...

Beautiful! This image is a lovely choice for piecing. I adore all things Japanese, and your papers are perfect.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze, I love aisian cards, the ladies always look so fabulous. Your paper is perfect and so intricately done, fab card:0) Thanks for all the good wishes, enjoy your weekend, hugs Gay xxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Suze
It all worked out in the end and really beautiful it is, simply elegant.
Wishes
Lynne

Kim S said...

What a beautiful card! So lucky that you had that paper as it is lovely with this stamp!

GinaA said...

Simply stunning, what a gorgeous example of paper piecing.

Carole said...

Great job Suze, you did a beautiful job.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Simply Beautiful XOXO Zoe

Elaine said...

Good choice of stamp - love the kimono!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a great image to paper piece Sue and looks absolutely fabulous in these papers! Vicky x

craftattack said...

Simply gorgeous! Love it! Hugs, Valerie

Kaz said...

Lovely paper piecing on your card! I think we've all done the smudgey ink!

Victoria said...

One of my favourite books. And films, come to that. Love it! This stamp is amazing and it looks stunning paper-pierced.

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Suze, thank you for yours congratulations:D.
Oooh Suze your geisha is absolutely amazing!!!, fantastic stamp, i love the geisha preparing the ceremony of tea, gorgeous papers, well done Suze.
A hug from Palma

Meggymay said...

She is beautiful, its a great card.
Yvonne

Von said...

Beautifully done Suze :)
Von x♥x

Mandi said...

Lovely card Suze
Beautifully paper pieced
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Paula Whittaker said...

a wonderful image, wonderfully paper pieced

Marrigje said...

lovely! I really love the paper you used.
Makes a beautiful Japanese lady.

Marrigje

Rosemary said...

your card is fantastic, suze! the paper piecing is amazing!

baileyrosy.com said...

I love your waffling its the main reason i visit and there usually isn't enough of it ! Fabulous card love your asian lady and I cant believe you have a stash of Japanese paper I would kill for it ! She is superbly paper pieced and so harmonious. I do believe Ms Bain your work is getting better and better if that is at all possible.

Marie

Viv said...

Such a great card Suze, well done :) Viv xx

Julia S-W said...

A wonderful card Suze - I really enjoyed reading about where the gorgeous paper came from! You have done the 'applique' beautifully and all with no bondaweb or interfacing!
Juliaxx

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Suze. That DP is perfect for this stamp. Beautiful!
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

What fab paper piecing. Love the patterns you've chosen for your wonderful geisha girl. x

Barb said...

Beautiful! An elegant CAS design :) Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, wonderful colored image.

princesskitten said...

ooooh - that's pretty

kitten - DYSU team

Deanna said...

Oh Suze this is simply stunning love the paper choices and the image~STUNNING

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful paper piecing, and gorgeous papers. Love it.
Avril xx

Karen said...

Hi Suzi - well I can't think of a better image to chose for paper piecing than this one.......you've done a beautiful job.

Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I agree with everyone - what a perfect image for those papers! A winning combination!

landerson213 said...

Stunning card! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

Lauren
laurenslittlecraftyplace.blogspot.com

Chrissie said...

Lovely card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kerry said...

Great card x

WencheP said...

Very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm popping back, Suze, to thank you for joining my site! I happily return the compliment and join yours!

Kimberley said...

Your bargain paper (canny wee lass) really suits your Japanese image - fab work.

Valerie said...

Fabulous image Suze and the paper piecing is wonderful, love the metallic paper!
Val x

Julie said...

Great image- perfect papers and such skill. You've created a special card. Love it!

Diane said...

Great image for paper piecing and your choice of papers is excellent, it looks fantastic.

Daen'Ys said...

Just wonderful this Geisha. The design papers you have chosen are so perfect for this image.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog

Daen'Ys