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Category: Oriental

A bit of Manga for Ceara

It is Ceara’s 18th birthday soon and I know she likes Manga style art and I have tried to emulate Ceara’s hair colour (although it changes every time I see her) hence the kind of red/purple mix – and would you believe it – she has gone brown again!
The digital stamp image is called FuwaFuwa created by CupuDOTexe: printed then coloured using copic pens. I heat set the ink just in case is smudged while colouring with the copics.Inks: black document, Memento rhubarb stalk (for edges)
Card: white card, Yuzen paper, origami paper, purple pearlescent card
Stamps: Elusive images Bookmark plate (greeting), digit stamp FuwaFuwa
Other: gem, stickles, copic pens, ribbon, mizuhiki cord, lucky kitty and blossom stickers, origami crane (for longevity)

Tegan’s birthday tag

I have been rather busy and am just catching up with posting my crafty makes here so I hope you had a fantastic birthday Tegan! I made her a tag for her growing collection and I love this little Japanese girl stamp.

Inks: black document ink
Card: white and black
Stamps: Hero Arts four dolls, Judikins bamboo, Dorrie doodle Oriental cherry blossoms
Other: heart brad, lucky rabbit sticker and tiny flower sticker, glitter pen, black tassel

ukstampers Sunday challenge O for Oriental

This is my Oriental tag for the ukstampers Sunday challenge No. 58 O for Oriental. The Faux cloisonné article by Carole Cann in the Craft stamper mag Jul9 09 was my inspiration for this. As usual I didn’t have the same materials and I thought I could use gold leaf instead of gold fun foil. Well I could, just not in the same way that Carole used the foil. I had to use sticky stuff embossing powder to get it to stick properly but I got there in the end. The edging to the tag was done by using gold leafing glue on a dry brush and stoking it roughly on to give a kind of feathered edge inside. The tag was then sprayed all over with the glimmer mist. Little particles from the glimmer mist got into the wee spaces and it looks a bit like a crackle effect. I didn’t have a leaf stamp that went with the design so I stamped a few dragonflies and used the wings as leaves. The small piece that looks like filigree is paper lace that has gold leaf put onto the sticky back of the lace.

Inks: versamark
Card: black, turquoise iridescent, purple pearlised
Stamps: Hero arts Four dolls (small flowers), free stamp from Craft stamper (large flower), Non sequitur Oriental collage elements (dragonfly wings for the leaves)
Other: gold leaf, Judikins Sticky stuff embossing powder, H2Os to colour, Glimmer mist Sweet pea, Diamond glaze, gems, Grunge board O, cloisonné bead, turquoise wire with gold findings, Lakeland paper lace border

CBC 7 Years Young

The CBC forum will be 7 years young on 12th March so my bookmarks for the March bookmark swap say just that! Check out the CBC forum for the birthday bash weekend activities – it should be fun.
These were made using Tim Holtz alcohol ink splatter technique.

Inks: various alcohol inks, black document ink
Stamps: Tim Holtz foam stamps Chronicles, Cute companions Patchwork numbers (years young), 7 (unknown)
Card: white glossy, black
Other: can compressed air, black ribbon with beads

ATC swap theme WOMEN


I have just finished these for the CBC ATC swap theme of women. The calligraphy translates to beauty and grace (I think). I made the background papers by spraying colours onto watercolour paper but I made them months ago and now can’t remember which colours I used.

Inks: black document ink
Colour on images: Prisma pencils and neon green and orange pens, highlighted small areas with a gelly roll glitter pen (with aqua brush)
Stamps: Ist Oriental woman stamp (unknown origin), 2nd Oriental woman stamp from non-sequitur – Oriental collage Ellements (52C), and Chinese calligraphy stamp collection from Barbara Aria, Stampin up background stamp ‘sanded’ (for the lines on the first ATC)
Plus a couple of fan stickers.


CBC Bookmark swap


I made these today for the CBC bookmark swap and they also fit the CBC Crew Challenge Pens, pencils and paint.

Ink: white stazon
Pens/pencils: Prisma pencils, copper pen and Sakura gelly roll glitter pens
Materials: black card, gold eyelet, black ribbon, tube cloisonné beads, laminate
Stamps: Oriental bookmark stamps from Graphicus

Just stamp the bookmarks in white (on black card) and colour the white parts with Prismas and pens. use a water brush to lightly brush a glittery effect over parts (sakura pens scribbled onto paper and pick up the glitter using water brush) then laminate, punch a whole for eyelet, add ribbon and beads.