Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Geisha Girl

 CAS Mix Up challenge this month is Paper Piecing.
The lovely Linda is hosting and on the reminder post she shared with us
a cute Geisha Girl card.
She commented that it would be fun for her
to have a whole wardrobe of Kimono's.....

My card isn't cute but that was the inspiration for my card,
using a really old Geisha Girl stamp.


The Geisha Lady was stamped first onto the background white card and
then the paper piecing built up around her.

I embellished with perfect pearls, glossy accents
and a tiny bit of colouring on the fan.
I painted an orange/gold card for the matting and layering.
Hard to photograph with the pretty shiny paper......
I have left the card without a sentiment as I loved the image just as it is.....
Paper piecing is something I rarely do, so thank you for the challenge Linda.

I have stamped the main image.
My mixed media elements are heat embossing and hand embellishing.


With the changes with Feedburner and Emails
I have been trying to update everything.

I will be following you all but trying out different options,
just in case you see that I am unfollowing you etc........

Challenges I would love to enter
CAS Mix Up - Paper Piecing
Thrilled with my Top Pick - Thank you so very much x

44 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Wow - gorgeous colors, papers and shimmer on this lovely card Mac! xx

HilaryJane said...

This is gorgeous, I just love all the little details you have added and yet it is still such a simple card, wonderful shine too. what sort of paint did you use for the mat as it looks amazing? I assume it is metallic but whatever it is, it is a brilliant finishing touch and it picks up the colour from the kimono perfectly xx

nancy littrell said...

Stunning geisha girl paper pieced image, Mac. The shine is so beautiful and all your paper pieced elements gorgeous and elegant. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Trina P. said...

Wow! The perfect pattern papers to paper piece your Geisha girl image. Beautiful card.

Pat said...

How beautiful Mac and love the pearly blue tone of the background and the Geisha's obi, and embellished so prettily with the perfect pearls and glossy accents and love the orange/gold shimmery finish to the matted layer which looks fantastic. x

Maria said...

Oh, my! Absolutely lovely! The shine on the geisha girl is stunning! Gorgeous color, so pretty!

Loll said...

LOVE your paper pieced card Mac!! The layering really gives the geisha girl depth. Especially love the shimmer of the blue. Great accents too! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up, my friend! xx

BożenA said...

A unique card. I think the lack of sentiment makes this card a bit of a mystery. The stamp with Geisha is beautiful, delicate, very feminine, adding glossy paper to the background looks wonderful. Another surprising project, unforgettable and very artsy.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous image and the stamp looks familiar but can't think what make it is. Love how you've finished it too. Have a lovely week, Angela xXx

Jeanne H said...

Another gorgeous card by you Mac. Each time you post I am in awe. Thank you!

roffeycreations said...

Beautiful Geisha Mac - very pretty papers. Love the shiny blue - Stay well Cheers - Maurs xxx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful card, Mac! Your paper piecing is amazing and hard to believe you don't do a lot of it! I love the variety of papers and shine on this beautiful lady! I think she's ready for a frame, my friend! Thank you for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Jan said...

STUNNING!!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

I Card Everyone said...

Mac, you took Linda's idea and ran with it - beautifully!! Your Geisha is gorgeous, and you've made her a wonderful gold-embroidered kimono!
LOve the shine!
=]

Marcia Hill said...

Another absolute STUNNER Mac!! What a beautiful image to start with of your geisha girl, and then the addition of your shiny and metallic paper piecing bring this beautiful card to another whole level! I love, LOVE the metallic blue you used...so striking against the other colors! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Your geisha girl is gorgeous, you nailed the effect and colours with your paper piecing ♥

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous. Wonderful look with the Perfect Pearls. Beautiful Asian design.

Greta said...

Elegant & gorgeous, Mac!

Susan Joyce said...

Great image Mac and I love how you paper pieced it with the shiny DSP. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up this month.

aussie aNNie said...

wow so beautiful love these colours too. x

My Paper Epiphany said...

So so beautiful! A wonderful mix of patterns and colours, with beautiful shimmer! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation at CAS Mix Up:)

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Mac - so elegant and CAS, yet with lots of wee details to keep the eye busy while absorbing all the beauty.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is so elegant. The paper piecing looks wonderful and the card just shines. That is a lovely image.

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! My Goodness, another Stunning card Mac, I love the shiny paper and goodness knows how you did it so neatly, The Geisha is a very elegant figure and so beautifully shown off, this should be framed.
Hugs
Faith x

Cat Craig said...

WOW those are some beautiful papers and perfectly fit to your image. Gorgeous.

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi, Mac hope you are well it's been such an age since I popped by. Love the card and the paper piecing is fantastic hardly ever done it myself far too fiddly but yours is gorgeous. The colours and shimmer are so vibrant just perfect for your gorgeous Geisha .

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Mac, it's been such a long time since I passed by and I'm so glad I did. Your paper pieced Geisha is just stunning I've never been one for it myself far too fiddly but you did an amazing job and those colours ! I adore the shimmer you certainly did her justice.
I hope all is well with you

Marie

wannabcre8tive said...

Mac, your Geisha girl is beautiful. Great coloring and Paper Piecing. Paper Piecing has always been a technique I love doing. Love the paper that you painted, it is wonderful.

Susan said...

Incredible paper piecing on such an intricate image! Love the shimmer of the aqua blue background.

TK said...

Wonderful card! Love the shimmer, shine plus all the other little details you highlighted.

Linda said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this month's challenge.
Your geisha is absolutely stunning. Great job with the paper piecing, and the background looks amazing, the shimmer is perfect for her.
I think I have this stamp somewhere in my stash, she is beautiful and perfect for this challenge. Thank you for playing along at CAS Mix Up!

Zoechaos said...

I have this stamp but not used it for a while. Love what you have done here the colours and colouring are just right while the paper piecing is exact, never easy to do. It is a great card and like just about everyone else I love it! xx

Diane said...

The gorgeous colors, papers and shimmer make a beautiful design.

Hugs Diane

cuilliesocks said...

OMGosh Mac, how beautiful!,It's a gorgeous image and your paper piecing is fabulous, such a lovely card design too, I love it, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful and elegant. You make everything look so classy. Hugs Mrs A.

Leslie Miller said...

This is a gorgeous paper piecing creation, Mac! A lovely old stamp to begin with, very graceful, and finished with papers that seem made for it. You picked up the orange-gold shine beautifully. Thank you for playing along with us at CAS Mix Up!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your Geisha Lady is gorgeous, Mac! She truly IS, because I, who is from a Geisha Lady country, say this. :-)
You captured the shimmer from the metallic blue sky and obi so well, and her kimono and branches/leaves are perfectly paper pieced. Amazing card!
Hideko xx

Ina G said...

Paper piecing perfection Mac. So beautiful and so striking. A gorgeous Geisha girl!

Anita in France said...

So rich and elegant, Mac ... and the most precise paper piecing ... all the texture and shimmeriness on this geisha are fantastic ... it's positively touchable! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

I don't know how I missed this Mac... It's incredible! The colours the beautiful paper pieced geisha girl... just amazing! You ought to frame it!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so stunning...looks amazing
I'm trying to figure all that out too....haven't switched mine over yet. Right now with all I have to do it seems a bit overwhelming.
take care mf.
xx Karen

Jo said...

Geisha Glory Goodness. So much detail into one beautiful card xx

TK said...

Congrats on Top Pick, she really is stunning, and your pick was another great reason to visit and adore her!

Sally H said...

Wow, Mac! What a stunningly beautiful creation! I love it!