Friday, March 6, 2009

TGIF!

Hi everyone, I am so happy it's Friday! Thank you all so much for your support, I am still excited about my first ever Guest DT position. We are still down to one computer here at our house. It is a pain! DH's laptop is in the shop and he has been so busy all week that he hasn't had the time to boot up the other computer. At any rate, this reliable one in my craft room has had a lot of activity on it with everyone coming to use it. Poor thing, it usually just visits blogs, SCS, PCP, and online stores. haha!
For today, I have a card to show you that I submitted in my Club Anya DT application.
Here is my Geisha Anya, in full regalia. :D There is an amazing DP pack out called Far East by DCWV. It is a no brainer when it comes to Asian cards as they have the most incredible designs. This particular page features a beautiful Geisha and all these flowing scarves and blossoms around her. I used a part of it as a background for Anya, and although it is a little busier than my normal cards, I decided to use it anyway for my application. It was kind of like using a beaded sequined gown for a pageant instead of my usual sweats. HAHA!
I hand beaded her obi belt and headdress with SU beads. That was probably the most time consuming. I also came across a handful of umbrellas that I bought for a summer swap. This one was a good match but I altered it a little to make it look more like a geisha's parasol as opposed to an umbrella in a Pina Colada. ;) Here was the most stressful part of it all - at the last minute I decided to freehand her lips with my copic. What a dork! That should have been the FIRST step! I realized after I did it that IF I messed it up, I was in serious trouble. Fortunately they came out the way I wanted to with my first attempt. I will never do that again.
Before I leave you all with wonderful weekend wishes, I wanted to share a blog that I found through Ashley's blog that is giving away a Cricut! YES! You read right! An actual Cricut. Danielle of Life One Layout At A Time is giving away a Cricut and a Bind It All to the 1000th and 1500th post on her blog entry. Please tell her that I sent you! :D
Click on here to post a comment:http://lifeonelayoutatatime.blogspot.com/2009/02/this-is-cricut-giveaway-link.html And good luck! I would LOVE for one of my friends to win! Happy weekend to you all, I hope it goes by nice and slowwwww...
*Love and Aloha*

10 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

She is sooo beautiful.

Tammy said...

WOW...I LOVE IT!
This turned out so fantastic!

Becky said...

This is beautiful, love all the little details you did here.

PaperCrafty said...

Jones~I LOVE IT!!! All the details are wonderful!

xiumaiyuki said...

She's soooooooooo pretty! I can't wait to get her in rubbah form. Congrats on making the guest designer for TGF. you truly deserve it!!!!

Janna said...

wow, wow, wow!!! Joni this is just incredible! I am blown away by all the detail you included! IT is absolutely stunning! i can't believe you handbeaded her obi and her headress it is is incredible and i adore the paper! I have to go see if i can find it! I hope that your computer gets fixed soon. It is hard to have to share the computer! LOL!

smiles,
janna

Melissa Craig said...

Joni - please go visit my blog. I left you some love there.

Ashley said...

This is so pretty! Congrats!

Anita Hovey said...

Your Geisha is just gorgeous! I love the beads in her hair and te little drink umbrella!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

this is beautiful!!!