a touch of japan

The other day I was digging around for a specific stamp and came across this one which I’ve had forever and only used a few times. I’ve been told that it is depiction of a famous Japanese painting. I remembered that the challenge at Shopping our Stash called for a woman, so with these 3 I guess I meet the criteria of the challenge.

My initial impression was so off that I canned it and began again. It has been so long since I used a larger wood block stamp that getting a good impression was a challenge on its own. In the end I went over the stamped image with a black fine tip pen because I couldn’t get the hair dark enough. It was stamped onto Bristol CS and then I coloured it. For the skin I used Ohuhu pens but the rest is done with pencils. Because my stamping wasn’t perfect I decided to make a black frame to cover up the poor frame lines of the stamp. The focal panel was added to the PP which is from StampinUP, and then onto the card front. Stamps are from Hampton Art and Stamps in Motion, (I don’t think they are in business anymore).

I had this card partially done on my desk for a few days, but got busy with other things. Having had my tooth extracted yesterday, I’m not allowed to do any gardening or vigorous exercise for a few days so today was the day to finish it. My pots are ready for plants finally, but as putting in the plants involves some bending I’ve decided to wait until Sunday to plant. It is also becoming very hot outside and the forecast is that the heat will continue, so I guess summer is here unofficially.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend everyone.

14 thoughts on “a touch of japan

  1. Lovely! The paper you chose is perfect for the ladies. Take care! My sister got a tooth removed last week and had to visit the dentist this week. She got dry rot and it was painful.

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    1. Thanks, I really like that paper myself. I’ve always liked golds flecked through other colours. Tooth is so far okay – a bit achy but to be expected. As it is a top tooth, there is less risk of dry socket, but I had a bone graft done in case I want to do an implant.

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  2. Beautiful coloring for your ladies and agree that the background paper is really great with that shine. I take a lot of my wood mounted stamps off the block and use them in my misti and then stick them back on the block. I actually unmounted all of my Stampin Up stamps and tossed those blocks. Enjoy your planting.

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    1. Thanks Gayle, I keep meaning to remove the blocks on my stamps, but somehow never get around to doing it. The planting will hopefully be done tomorrow. It has become very hot and is expected to be hotter still tomorrow and Monday.


  3. What a wise looking trio of women!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for playing along with our “She’s A Lady” challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!
    -Deb Horst, DT #SOS496

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