Thursday, November 13, 2008

Loved "Memoirs of a Geisha"

I loved watching "Memoirs of a Geisha" for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. This movie is so beautiful! The colors, the story, the actors...I could watch it again and still love it.

My inspiration came from the handkerchief The Chairman gave Chiyo when she was a little girl. Chiyo/Sayuri protects this handkerchief as if it's her most prized possession.

The inner white square on this card is my interpretation of the handkerchief stamped with the Kanji symbol for love.

I love origami and washi papers. I have several stacks of them. This was a good reason to use some. I first made a kimono using the instructions from this YouTube video. I didn't use the kimono, because I kept thinking about the handkerchief.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Kanji (SU-retired)
Paper: Japanese Origami Paper (Hanko Designs), Basic Black, White (JudiKins)
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black
Other: Detail Gold embossing powder (PSX), Pink Pirouette felt flower, gold brad (Making Memories), ribbon, Asian brass medallion, gold thread, foam tape, 1 3/8" and 1 9/16" square punches


Enjoli said...

I lovvvvve this card!! It's so beautiful! =)

Erum Tasneem said...

Such a gorgeous paper!!! LOVE it!

Catherine said...

another great card :)

Melissa Sauls said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Wow, it's just artwork in itself. I LOVED that movie too. :)

Traveling Mama said...

What an amazing and unique card! Love it!

Brooke S said...

I love your take on the card. The paper you used it so beautiful. Great job on the challenge! Thanks for playing along...

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Sonia said...

I love the ORIENTAL theme... you card look gorgeous, love it!!!

Crafty Mom said...

I love this card too! It's so simple, but elegant. Yeah, I loved that movie too.