Thursday, July 28, 2011

Crying Geisha Girl

I finally had some time to put together a simple Stampscapes scene.  The crying geisha girl stamp is from Non Sequitur.

The images were stamped on glossy paper in StazOn Black then I tore a post-it note and sponged in the grass area with Distressed Forest Moss.  Next, I punched from another post-it note a 1" circle mask for the moon.

The background was sponged in Adirondack Cloudy Blue, Adirondack Sailboat Blue, Adirondack Denim and SU Night of Navy.  Her kimono was sponged in Adirondack Pink Sherbet, Adirondack Raspberry, Adirondack Wild Plum, Adirondack Purple Twilight and Adirondack Eggplant.  Stampin' Up Pixie Pink was used for the flower in her hair.

To make the tree trunks look more life-like I sponged them with Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso.  Sponging around the moon was done very lightly with ColorBox Frost White.

I finished the card with a Spellbinders Border Trimming Die in Night of Navy with a Kaiser Rhinestone in Dark Purple.  Star Dust Stickles were added to the flower in her hair.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Crying Geisha by Non Sequitur (F4008NS), Stampscapes Tree Trunk Trio  
Paper:  Grape Jelly, Night of Navy, Glossy White
Ink:  Trees & Geisha - StazOn Black; Sky - Adirondack Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue, Denim, SU Night of Navy; Kimono - Adirondack Pink Sherbet, Raspberry, Wild Plum, Purple Twilight, Eggplant; Flower - SU Pixie Pink with Blender Pen; Grass - Distressed Forest Moss; Trees - Chocolate Chip & Early Espresso; ColorBox Frost White around Moon
Accessories:  Star Dust Stickles, Kaiser Rhinestone in Dark Purple, 1" Circle Punch, Spellbinders Border Trimmings Die, Post-It Notes
Techniques:  Sponging

17 comments:

Bea said...

Beautyful Donna!!

Sunray Gardens said...

That is really lovely Donna.
Cher Sunray Gardens

A Vintage Green said...

Looks like a watercolour painting. The hint of colour in the dark trees is a great touch. Beautiful.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Donna. Love this image.

KarinsArtScrap said...

just one word Gorgeous.
beautiful made donna.

greetings karin

Pam~ said...

Stunning scene ... terrific work Donna! This card is absolutely beautiful!

Diane Clark-Sutton (Ldyglfr62) said...

Love your coloring. Your card is gorgeous.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Donna this is absolutely fantastic. I'm amazed at how you put this all together. Incredible work.

Chris said...

Wow! This is a powerful card! It is beautiful! I can feel the grace in this card!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
This card is fantastic. I would not have thought to use a stamp of a geisha girl and look how she just draws you to her sorrow.
Judith

Sherry Kushibab said...

This is the kind of card I find myself staring at, enjoying the colors and the simplicity of the scene, yet wondering what is going through the mind of the geisha as she covers her face. Lovely and provoking.

Rhonda Langley said...

Nicely done! Love all the shading of colors on the geisha!

~Chris~ said...

Lovely Card. I love the coloring/shading..

gale said...

Beautiful card. That poor, sad geisha!!

Anne Marie said...

Donna, your scenes are always so stunning! This is so soft and serene, with so much detail. Just beautiful!

Carrie Sampsel said...

I LOVE these cards and this one is just beautiful. Almost like you're there. Fabulous job Donna!!

Polished Moxie said...

You call it simple...I call it elegant. You are always creative with your scenes. I'm sooooo jealous!

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