Friday, September 12, 2014

WC Geisha

I've been visiting with my kid sis down in Californ-i-a but am home now and getting back into the swing of card making.  I've missed it!  Now I did color this geisha while I was there.  I used Gansai Tambi watercolors and am very pleased with the layering.  I even managed to create a sort of indigo blue and white pattern in the fabric.  It amazes how much you can do with just water, brush and paint.

For the background I used an embossing folder on the reverse side (would that be deboss?) so it would appear even more like tile and grout.  I've had this in my stash for ages but have never used it until now--yay!  For finally using it, not so much for having it gather dust.  ;-)

The Details:  unknown geisha rubber stamp, Recollections white 110 lb cardstock, Pop Tone Black Licorice cardstock, Fiskars sentiment, Gansai Tambi watercolors, Cuttlebug Decorative Tile embossing folder, Scotch foam tape

I'm entering this in Addicted to CAS #47 Oriental, Addicted to Stamps & More #112 Make Your Mark, Crafty Cardmakers & More #122 Make an Impression (dry embossing), Fusion (Sketch only this time!), and Darnell's NBUS #2

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous embossing ... love the de-bossed effect ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  2. What a lovely Asian design! beautiful coloring on your Geisha - and the debossed background is perfect behind it! Thanks for playing with the Fusion Challenge Toni!

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  3. You made me giggle, Toni. It was the last sentence in the first paragraph. It's just that YOU can do amazing things with water, brush, and paint, not the collective "you" as in not ME! I can only aspire to ever do such beautiful coloring on an image like this. The detail is perfection! I love how you made it work for all the challenges and thank you so much playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. really pretty, love the use of the embossing folder!
    Thanks for playing with us at FUSION.

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  5. Beautiful, and such fabulous embossing!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

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  6. Fabulous embossed background and a beautifully coloured Geisha. Thank you for joining in our Oriental challenge at ATCAS.
    Sylvia.

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  7. WOW! From the eye-catching embossed background to the gorgeous Geisha, coloured with amazing flair and style, your card is an absolute work of art! Stunning!! Thanks for sharing at ATSM!
    ~c

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  8. Beautiful card and beautiful coloring.

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  9. Hi Toni, the image is fabulous and you've done a great job with the water colouring. She looks great against the embossed background! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

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  10. This is so elegant. Love that embossed background, and the image is gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

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  11. Fun take on the oriental, fab coloring and that embossing is such a perfect touch :) thank you for sharing with ATSM, ATCAS and Fusion !

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  12. Wow ! Awesome card! Love your debossed background and the pretty colouring! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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  13. Pretty card with great coloring!

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  14. i love how the background embossing reinforces the oriental theme. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
    jaydee

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  15. The texture goes great with this Asian image. Thanks for playing with Fusion!

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Thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoy and appreciate them all!