Monday, December 12, 2011

Sweet Asian Girl

I don't usually do Asian cards; I am challenged in that area. Nothing seems to go well for me.

Sooooooooooo... when my sweet friend Paola (Sama on SCS) opened an Asian card swap, I joined with great trepidation. What to do? What to do???

I decided the first thing to do was to go hunting for a new stamp. After all, isn't that what all addicted rubber stampers do? LOL! Because I live far away from LSS, or even big box craft stores, I utilize the internet for many of my stamping purchases. I found a darling Asian girl stamp set on ebay at a good price, so I bought it. I think the little Geisha girl is adorable!

I colored her with my Copics, in mostly very soft colors, thinking that lended a more Asian-feel to the card. I used Asian papers from DCWV (I purchased the Asian paper stack from JoAnn's - online, of course).

I hope Paola wasn't too disappointed with my attempt. I still have much to learn before I feel comfortable with the Asian-styled cards.

Image: FLOMZ

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Cardstock: Stampin' UP!

Designer Paper: DCWV

Embellishment: Stampin' UP! Black Grosgrain Ribbon


Darlene said...

Jeanette, you did a MARVELOUS JOB ON THIS CARD!!! I just LOVE the soft, subtle coloring of her robes, it shows off her cute face more and then there is the rich, soft hues in the DP!! For someone claiming to be unsure on Asian cards, you totally NAILED this swap! Great job my friend!

April said...

This is just darling - like you would ever make a bad card!

Lori said...

Oh, she is so sweet - the colors are perfect!

jimlynn said...

WOW! Jeanette, this is just wonderful! Love your coloring on her and that touch of pink in her hair. LOVELY!

Em said...

Cute image! The colors match the background paper. Nice card.

Melina said...

love this sweet little image. great panels behind it too :)

~Paola~ said...

First and foremost a bit of 'scolding' my dear friend...
HOW can ANYONE be ever disappointed in ANY of your cards, no matter what theme they may represent??!!
Seriously Jeanette!! This card is the proof (if U needed any) that U can do ANYTHING your heart desires...AND do it SPLENDIDLY too!! The image is ADORABLE and colored beautifully and softly...Love the d/p....ehhe must confess I own the same too *wink*
Please put your trepidations aside hunn...THIS card is TDF!!!
I am already looking forward to what YOU will create on NEXT Asian Flair swap in 2012!!!:o)

Barb said...

This card is stunning Jeanette--the image is very cute and the paper is so pretty!

And, I agree with everyone else--you could NEVER make a bad card!

Marilyn said...

Such an adorable and sweet image and I love the layout and papers.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- I love this Asian image- such a beautiful card!