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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Japanese Wisdom

The start of April means the start of another 6 month design team term as well as a new set of challenges at Gingersnap Creations.

 Joining the design team Gingers this term are Gerri Herbst, Trisha Neal, Alexa Nobel, and Deb Corder.  The complete list of continuing and new Gingers, along with links to their blogs, is on my sidebar.  The Visiting Artists for April are Tina of Art Chix Studio, Valerie Jael-Tups, and Chris Slater.  This month's muse is Juliet Arrighi.  I'm excited to be working with all of these talented artists. 

April has us Gingers traveling to the Far East to explore the delights of the Orient.  This week's Chestnut Theme challenge is GC97 Geishas. You have until May 11th to link your creation to Gingersnap Creations.  You may be selected as one of the 10 Ginger Gems!

I used Washi papers and an image from Gecko Galz Asian Flair collection.  The wisdom stamp is from Stampin' Up's Kanji set. I heat embossed the words to replicate black lacquered Oriental furniture.  I took liberty with the hairpins, creating my own using floral twine and hatpins.  One hat pin was in a vintage pocket of goodies from Melissa Bove.  The other is vintage from my grandma's collection.

This tag also qualifies for Hels' Sunday Stamper Week #148 Golden Slumber challenge.  We're to include the color gold and some stamping.

20 comments:

Sharon said...

I just love this Helene!! Great new theme at Gingersnap Creations!

Michele said...

i love the look on her face! beautiful layout, stunning card! xo

craftattack said...

This is a lovely tag, and I love how you have fitted the musci to your theme again, great idea! Valerie

Micupoftea~ said...

Brings back fond memories of wearing my kimono and tabi :)

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Dezinaworld said...

Such an elegant piece of work,love your work!

Hugs June

Terry said...

She is so lovely! Beautiful tag and I do love those hat pins! Have a lovely day!

PetraB said...

The tag is so beautiful, love the image and the colours.

Alexa said...

The music was great - even if it did make me jump as my volume was set high! Great tag especially the beads.

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful, I love the butterfly charm, very elegant and the hair pins are brilliant.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just beautiful Helen, I'll try to play too.

Gerri Herbst said...

So wonderful with your choice of the striking image...love the german scrap!(my personal favorite thing.) Loved the fact that you had the Asian theme music too on your blog!
take care,gerri

Lori said...

Well done with the Asian theme, I don't think I could pull that off! Beautiful work!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tag, Helene!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful tag and great inspiration. I'm still working on my idea ;)

trisha too said...

This is really gorgeous--that paper is so rich!

:)

Jack said...

Fabulous tag, what a great theme. xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gorgeous tag she has such a mischievous look on her face. !

Marie

Suze Bain said...

This is gorgeous, love the rich gold colour scheme. x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab tag! thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... that Happy Easter made me jump!! Twas lovely to hear though!!

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