Wednesday, 13 April 2011

GC98 - Mists

There's a new challenge beginning today on Gingersnaps, where the command is *Let us spray*. Here you need to dig out your spray mists and start work on something with a Japanese flair. Here are some of the things I made this week using different techniques:




















These remind me of Gilbert & Sullivan's *Three little maids who all unwary, come from a Ladies' Seminary....*
I used the tutorial from Juliet on Gingersnaps to make the bookmark dolls, and the instructions for the fan were given in a tutorial by Petra, also on Gingersnaps.
I used one of the dolls to make the simple sprayed card here. I used a mask for the moon and the tiger before spraying with some home made perfect pearls mist in spiced marmalade, and then stamped the bush and tiger with archival black before adding the doll on the left.



















These are variations on a theme, using a misty picture from my stash. I made the card three times, just using different embellies.




















I often use one basic layout which I alter when I need to make several cards in a short time. I wrote the Haiku - a Japanese verse with 5, 7, and 5 syllables - to finish it:
*The rising sun's warmth
Dissolves the grey fleece of mist
revealing the dew.*

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

32 comments:

  1. Hi Val, lovely creations again, every day different! Hugs, Sarah & Kids

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  2. Beautiful and totally Oriental in theme. XOXO Zoe

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  3. Beautiful artwork! I love those bookmark girls and the misting is gorgeous.

    x

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  4. Beautiful Val. I love your use of colored vellum too.

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  5. Beautiful work Valerie. Gorgeous images and I really love the dolls. Wish I could "mist" as well as you.lol
    Hugs xx
    p.s. great Haiku as well. :)

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  6. Fabulous little maids, Valerie! Those cards are AWESOME. Love all the detail and colours!

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  7. Beautiful work, all around! I love your Geishas!!

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  8. these are lovely, Valerie, a bit different as I havent seen anything like this before. such nice misting too, and a haiku as well, you have been busy! CoB

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  9. These are all absolutely gorgeous Valerie and I must try and do this month's challenges as my elder daughter is about to finish her Japanese studies degree.
    Sorry to take so long to get round to you, internet now working but loads to catch up on.
    Really loved looking at all your artwork that I missed - a real treat.
    Fliss xx

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  10. Beautiful examples Valerie. Annette x

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  11. Lovely work again, love those bookmark dollies especially! Hugs, Barb

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  12. WOW! I am impressed, Valerie. These dolls are absolutely gorgeous! and I just love the way you used them for cards and the challenge. Very creative and inventive.
    You are a true artist, my friend!

    B.

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  13. What wonderful creations and use of mists. I love your folding techniques! Thank you for joining in the Gingersnap Challenge,

    Lucy x

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  14. Love your work, especially the book mark dolls, ansd your Haiku is wonderful! Hugs, T

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  15. These are wonderful Valerie, I must have a go at the geisha bookmarks. Also just want to say how fabulous your mexican collages are, so vibrant and full of life. Suze x

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  16. Hi Val
    Been away so long, I have missed so much of your lovely work. Have spent a happy time looking at all your stunning creations now. Love the Geishas. You have been so busy since I last logged on here. An inspiration always.
    hugs
    xxx

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  17. Wow! Valerie! You do amaze me! These bookmark dolls are Gorgeous! Different, and I love different! Your creativity seems to be endless!! Hugs Tee

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  18. What a great way to utilize the tutorials--everything you made is wonderful!

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  19. Beautiful creations Valerie.
    xxx Hazel.

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  20. Stunning...all your creations are perfect! Thanks for contributing to Gingersnaps with us.

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  21. Love, love, love your Japanese lady bookmarks!!! These remind me of when we were all making paper dotees a year or so ago, just perfect!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  22. these are lovely val, must find out how to do them for steven's day centre...xx

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  23. Amazing details, colour everything you are a true star.

    Marie

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  24. Love the cards and your little ladies are fabulous!

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  25. The bookmarks are adorable, and your misty creation is just gorgeous!

    :)

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  26. Your artwork is beautiful! And that's a great suggestion to use a basic layout to create more than one card from. (I'm a beginner at this sort of thing, so I appreciate someone giving tips like that.)

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  27. Everything is just gorgeous! Great work.

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  28. Oh my goodness ... what fun ... love your three little merry geishas ... and your cards are beautiful too ... so glad you got Misty with us at Gingersnap Creations.

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  29. I love seeing your dolls - they are great!

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