Jul 1, 2012

Geisha Gal

"Geisha Gal"

Oriental is the theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight!

While sitting and wondering what on earth I was going to do, a girlfriend rang and asked me if I could make a Japanese card for her to give to a friend.
Go figure!!!
So, there was no getting out of it....


When I gave it some thought about what makes a card oriental,
 I kept coming up with red, gold and panels.
And I know that sounds simplistic, but at least it was a starting point. 

The fans are stamped onto some glossy card that has been worked with AI's.
Then UTEE'd, with some flecks of gilding flakes added between layers.
The panels are worked up with barn door and wild honey DI's, water splattered, sprayed with forever red glimmer mist and then stamped on.
The geisha girl panel was stamped first, masked, and then the colour added afterwards!
She was carefully coloured with copics.
(scary moment!)

A little bit of kindy glitz here and there, a tussle or two added, and the card is done!

Please, pop on over to FSC and checkout the awesomeness of the fashionettes...
So many different ideas on what is oriental! All sure to inspire you to join in the fun.

Enjoy!

I am entering this card in the following challenges ~

19 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful oriental card Dot, Annette x

Terry said...

Oh she is a beauty, Dot! Love the bits of glimmer and the red is so hot! Beautiful card and the panels really add that special touch! Happy Weekend!

Shirl said...

Sounds creepy to me Dot ... such a brilliant idea with the panels and your colouring of the Geisha girl is pretty cool.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a wonderful oriental themed card, love all the fans and the blings.

Meggymay said...

Wonderful card, love the panels , the image is beautiful. That was fate being asked to make a card in this style.
Yvonne x

Eileen said...

Very beautiful ... I love the theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful your Oriental card Dot
Beautiful colors .

Greetings Janny

Claire said...

Stunning card Dot, i love the vibrant colours and your geisha is so pretty
claire xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Dot, love the panels, love the inkyness! Beautiful image, and what perfect timing to be asked for this kind of card.
Avril xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, fabulous card, love the idea of the panels and your gorgeous geisha is a winner and what pretty little fans, so cool. XX

Ellie said...

A beautiful card! I love your use of colours for this particular theme!
xxx Ellie xxx

zandra said...

Love your image and those fans are fantastic. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT. Hugz, Z

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, love this, Dot!! Isn't the Asian theme fun to work with? I adore your creation!!
XO
Cindy

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous oriental creation, Dot!

Martina2801 said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Your oriental card is fantastic! Beautifully created!

Have a nice weekend, Dot.
Hugs
MARTINA

lynne said...

Hi Dot
This is gorgeous, the depth of colour and beautiful stamping.
Isn't that funny that you were commissioned to create an oriental card.
Wishes
Lynne

Yvonne said...

Thank you for entering your beautiful card with us at Chocolate Coffee and Cards challenge blog! ~Yvonne DT

Julia S-W said...

A beautiful piece Dot. I love the colours and the fans are gorgeous.
Juliaxxx

craftymum said...

Gorgeous!. Thank you for entering our "Distress Ink" challenge at HSC. We hope you will enter our new challenge " Kanban"

Hugs Sarah x