Monday, July 28, 2014

TTPH DT: Japanese Oiran in Kimono

Hello Everyone!

I been finally doing summer activities with my family and unfortunately it has put some of my crafting to the back burner LOL but no worries I'm still trying to do a bit here and there... hopefully when my kids' summer vacation is over I get a little more time to do crafty stuff if homework doesn't suck up my time. :P

Okay so I was asked to make a card with an Aurora Wings image and of course I said YES because I love her drawings/paintings they are just gorgeous detailed works of art. So when I received the image I was like whoa whoa whoa that's a lot of work to color. LOL Either way coloring puts me at ease and it's quite relaxing the only thing is what colors to choose to give it the look it deserves.... Another thing is I know I didn't give it justice. I will have to make another card with this image again in totally different colors... well I might keep the peonies the same color lol. OH YEA so... well... what happen was.... I thought those purple flowers were AFRICAN LILIES lol they are so not that! They are actually SPIDER LILIES... whoops. I should have looked at the name of the image first right?

Well here you go... I'm showcasing Japanese Oiran in Kimono Spider Lily) (just click the link and it'll take you right to Aurora Wings Etsy shop.)

This is a 6x6 card and I printed two of these images on a 8.5x11 Spectrum Noir Premium cardstock. Oh yea on the Landscape side so I can make sure the height would fit a 6x6 card and be able to be matted. So it's 5x 5 3/4. As minimal decoration I wanted the side panels to be gold.
I left most of her face white so it looks like white makeup then I use a tiny bit of C3 for the darker areas then used C1 for the lighter areas then went in with "0" the Colorless Blender to make it lighter since I don't have anything lighter than C1 in those tones. Then I added some pink/reddish make up and of course colored the lips red trying to be very careful not to go into the white areas.
Probably the easier parts to color were the peonies and were my favorites to colors :)

I colored my entire image with Copic markers. I chose lucky red for the Kimono... it's just the color that first came to mind and I'm even sure if the flowers match it but oh well I had fun coloring. :P
The red cardstock base is from Recollections and the Gold cardstock is from DCWV Metallic Premium Stack. Hope you like my card and hope you are inspired to color one or many of Mizi's beautiful images.  

Thank you so much Mitzi for providing our DT with your beautiful creations. 

Thank you everyone for stopping by.
Katya Bess

Entering my card at:
Flower Power
Anything goes
Anything Goes
Less is more
Anything Goes


  1. Wow this is so precious. Great colours and great colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  2. This is one beautiful card...the colouring is outstanding....well done..


  3. Katya what a beautiful take on Mitzi's image...beautiful and vibrant and just plain gorgeous....and leaving the card plain to show off that lovely image that you so painstakingly coloured was a great idea! xx

  4. Super card Katya however we do like to see plenty of 'white space' for the Less is More Challenge, do check the guidelines if you're unsure
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  5. Your colouring is simply fabulous Katya !! I have become a follower of your blog too !!

  6. Gorgeous card Katya thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT xx

  7. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is superbly coloured, but as Anne mentioned we are solely a CAS Challenge and like to see lots of white space on submissions!
    Thanks so much and DO join us again.
    "Less is More"

  8. Stunning colouring! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for entering our challenge over at That Craft Place. Erin xx


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