"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18.2

Friday, April 29, 2011

I prefer sushi, but Geishas are nice too

No, I didn't fall off the seesaw - I've just been busy with some swaps and things. What's that you say? Oh, okay, I'll admit it - I've also spent a ridiculous number of hours looking at other blogs! So there.

However, I have actually spent some time in my art room creating art! Wow, what a concept. Some things I can't post until they have been received by my swap partners, but one I can share with you now is a 4x4 I made for a 4x4 challenge at Gingersnap Creations. For more information about Gingersnap Creations and this challenge, go to: http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/gc97-chestnut-theme-challenge-geishas.html

The theme was "Geishas" and I thoroughly enjoyed making this one. All the images I used were found online, mostly from Google searches. It's difficult to tell in the scan, but the geisha and the fan in the lower left corner are mounted on foam to give them dimension. I supplemented the flowers in the background print with some tiny flower decals meant for fingernails! Found them at the dollar store and they were perfect for this card.

I also like to make the backs special, so I made a Shoji screen to hide my personal information. You just pull on the tassel to open the screen, which BTW was a bear to make, but I really like how it turned out.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my art, and if you care to leave a comment, thank you very much!

PS: Will be posting details very soon about my de-stash plans. Stay tuned...


  1. Very nice, I like what you did and that you found so much on Google. Hugs Amy

  2. Incredible piece. The colors are lovely. Your attention to the back detail is amazing. Beautiful piece. Thanks for playing at Gingersnap Creations!

  3. i ♥ the shoji screen!

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous and the back is as beautiful as the front. Fabulous. x

  5. Well, this is fantastic! This piece is really so pretty, and the screen detail in the back takes it that extra step.
    Thank you for joining in the geisha challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


  6. OMG!!!! This card is A M A Z I N G!!! I LOVE your screen on the back...VERY CLEVER!!!!! The card is totally stunning!!!!

  7. Aw, shucks you guys! Seriously, I appreciate your comments so much. Thanks for taking the time to visit.