Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Sweet Ayako Notepad

Hello, hello peeps. Hope your week is going well.

Today, I want to share this notepad featuring Ayako by Sister Stamps. Gotta say, this was totally fun to design with the crinkled bamboo washi paper which I got in Japan. RATS, I should've bought more of them. I inked her up with Copics, distressed the edges of the background with yellow, and added some cherry blossom stickers by Jolee's Boutique. AND do you see those awesome leaves? My friend, Dora sent them to me all the way from Europe. She is such a super sweet gal. Thanks Dora.

This will also be a project for the FCE club to make for their upcoming fair in May but I'll be using a cherry blossom and different leaf punch as well as different DPs for the background.

Here's a close-up of the flowers and leaves.....
.....and a look at the notepad slightly spread open.
Happy Hump Day and a big thank you for stopping by.

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful journal Karen!!! Nice colors and coloring!

karen said...

what a great idea, they should sell well. i love the washi paper too, why is we dont buy more? i often do that then later i could kick myself for not buying more.
great colouring and image and those flowers are cute.
enjoy your day
karen x

Lynn said...

That is a beautiful note pad. Your coloring skill is enviable and something that I aspire to acquire.

coops said...

so stunning karen.really gorgeous colours and design and i love the image ;D

xx coops xx

Cyndi said...

Super cute and creative notepad! Love it!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous journal Karen! Hopefully when things slow down after this weekend I will get to case that. It's perfect for gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!!
Hugs,

Handmade Cuties said...

ooooohhhh ahhhhh...These pads are really nice and so useful too. I love it!

Mary J said...

Oh, so sweet and lovely Karen! I just love these but you can't buy them in the UK :(

Pinkllilac said...

This is gorgeous Karen the image is just adorable, love the way you coloured her.
Hugs Linda

Linda said...

Very pretty!!! Love it!!!

Little K Smith said...

Very sweet, what a great idea and an adorable image too :)
Kelly.x

Colleen said...

The notepads that you came up with for the craft fair is awesome! I am sure that they are going to be a big hit. Now I can see why you've put so much time into prepping them.