Friday, May 25, 2012

May Secret Sister Swap

Happy Aloha Friday Peeps!!!  Gee, I think I'm overdue for a post so here's a quickie.

With Bon Dance season just around the corner, I'd like to share this card I made for Maria from Mililani.  I was her Secret Sister.  Here's Yoshi and Miyono by Sister Stamps dancing under the "chochin" (paper lanterns).  They were inked up with Copics.  I added little sakura (cherry blossom) stickers to Miyono's hair and on her fans, and some itty bitty ones on the twine for the chochin.  The sakura stickers are by Mind Wave which I got in Japan.


Here's a close-up of the chochins.   I added black embroidery thread for dimension.
Other supplies used:  Fan stamp by My Little Shoe Box, rocks are from portions of a Hero Arts stamp, embossing powder for the bamboo, and grass by Viva Las Vegasstamps.

If you'd like to join in on this fun swap, please click here to hop onto Kris' blog for the deets.

Thanks for stopping by.   Hope you have a fabulous LONG Memorial Day weekend.

14 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So super sweet! Great colors!

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.
Hugs
Jayne
x

Creations by Shirl said...

Aww they look like they both are having so much fun dancing below the hill side...Cute scene!
I'm sure your swap partner enjoyed it just as well...
Have a super long weekend!

Leanne said...

Aw this is super cute Karen! I love the idea and how you executed it! Lucky Maria.
Have a lovely Friday!
;)

Deloris said...

Very cute scene. Looks like they are having a lot of fun.

THERESA said...

This is just so cute, love the lil flowers!!
Thanks for letting me know you got it( SSS ), tho late, yikes, wonder where the other one went to, lol
Have a super weekend and lotsa luv

coops said...

so gorgeous karen.stunning sweet images and i really love your details :D

xx coops xx

Lynn said...

Oh, so lovely...you did an A+ job on this card! I love the images, your coloring, and your attention to details. Thank you so much for adding to my visual day....what a treat!

Cyndi said...

Very cute scene! Love all the details!

Dora said...

Hallo hallo Karen.. decided not to do one of my DT cards and am hopping along instead sssshhh ;) .. missing you lots and this card is so cute, love it xxx

Cheryl said...

I love all your little touches that you always add to your cards! Cute design and you know I didn't know that those lanterns had a name. haha!

Cely said...

very cute swap card! i'm sure your partner will love it!

Sarah said...

Such a sweet card, love your scene and layout, hugs, Sarah x

eunice said...

OMGoodness, Karen! You really outdid yourself with this awesome card! I just loved all the wonderful details you added to make this so special...clicked on the photos to get a good look to see the stitching, embossing and tassels. Love the bakers twine for the chochin, the colors really remind me of obon! I'm sure Maria was excited to receive such a neat and fun card!