Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rin and Snowman

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my card using the adorable Super Cupcake Marci from La La Land Crafts. Thanks!

Hi all! Yes, it's me again. I squeezed in some time to make a card for Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #14.


This week's challenge is clean & simple.


Don't you love this image? I am in love. I don't see Asian themed stamps a lot let alone a Christmas one, so when I saw this one I knew I had to get it! It's called Rin and Snowman.


To continue the Japanese theme, I used some beautiful Japanese Washi(和紙) that I have squirreled away. I used to really into origami and bought a few packs of those amazing handmade paper. That and the fact that I am obsessed with paper... Anyhoo. I kept the layout really simple and tried to mimic the obi(帯, waist band on Rin's kimono) with the red washi and a piece of gold embroidery floss. The white background washi actually has really pretty silk fiber thing-y in it. The Japanese sentiment stamp says Merry Christmas in Katakana and is from Hero Arts.

I am thinking about making a few more of this. Hopefully with different washi for this year's Christmas cards. Fingers crossed and hope that gets done. =)

That's all for today. Hope your Sunday is fabulous!



Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Sparkles Creations Stamps (Rin and Snowman), Hero Arts (sentiment)
patterned paper: washi from my stash
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
embroidery floss: DMC
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair and decoration: C9, C7, C5, C3, R27, R24, R22, Y26, Y21, Y11, YG67, YG17, YG13
eyes: E35, E31
kimono: R27, R24, R22, W1, W00, 0, Y26, Y21, Y11
shoes: E59, E57, E55, R27, R24
gloves and scarf: BG01, B000, B0000, R22, R20, W1, W00, 0
snowman: BG01, B000, B0000, 0, E59, E57, E55, YR18, YR15, YR12, C9, C7, E37, E35, E31
lantern: YG67, YG17, YG13, E57, E55, Y26, Y21, Y11
umbrella: E57, E55, R22, R20, R11, BG01, B000

25 comments:

cabio's craft corner said...

Well Alice, you keep this card simple, but I think it's simply gorgeous. Cute coordination between the paper & Sparkle's image. Very sweet coloring job too :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Maria Therese said...

Very cute!!

Lin said...

Wow, what an amazing image, and you've really brought her to life - such wonderful details, Alice!

Sanne said...

Cute cute cute Alice - Brrrrr it looks cold!

Dotty Jo said...

How lovely, love the manga looking image and gorgeous paper! Jo x

Virginia L. said...

You REALLY know your papercrafting, Alice (well, you are the expert!!)! I love the fact that you used the Washi paper and sentiment to match the cute image! Nobody does this better!!!!!

Karen B. said...

This card is perfect in every way!

Nat said...

Hi Alice, love this sweet card, you are so creative!! We have a new scrapbooking store I went to visit yesterday and they have some of the stamps you have used in the past. It was quite exciting to see! Have a great day :)

AnitaRex said...

Love this Asian image and how you used that paper and the placement of the sentiment! Perfect!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Shirley N said...

Maybe to you it's simple Alice, lol! Brilliant design I loveeeee this! Your image is adorable!

Monique said...

Adorable image.. So cute.. Great coloring and love this theme...:)

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Alice! Love the papers you used here.. Thanks for playing along in the SCRS challenge!

Marlene said...

What an adorable card! If I haven't mentioned it before (ok, I KNOW I HAVE) - your coloring is just gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

Aaah! I just got this stamp from Sparkle a few days ago! Caught my eye, too! Your card is so yummy, especially with the washi paper! Love!! Happy Sunday to you!

artfuldelight said...

Super cute card! LOVE the image.

1LuvnMama said...

Alice I luv this Asian card! I especially like the "Merry Christmas" in Katakana! I didn't now Hero Arts made Japanese sentiments. How cool is that! Great job and hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...I absolutely ADORE this Alice!!!!!

Kim Y. said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Alcie! I love those Japanese papers! So pretty! Beautiful coloring too!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is incredible, Alice! The image is breathtaking and I LOVE that paper!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Awesome image and beautifully done! Love the washi paper!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is wonderful in every way, Alice! I love the washi... and your coloring is superb (as usual!). I really struggled coloring the snowman. I've got to try again with yours in front of me for inspiration.

Sasya said...

aha~ ^^ the centiment in Japanese is just perfect!!! love the image too! :)

Monika Reeck said...

Love your DP it is origami paper or....I love the Images too..so cute Alice...LOVE THIS....gorgeous...

Suzanne C said...

Love that you paired the washi paper with the lovely image. Fab card!

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