Sunday, 10 January 2010

Geishas with Chalk Resist Background

















This morning I went outside to give food and fresh unfrozen water, to the birds and I discovered that one of us had left the back door open all night. Eeek! Living in a big city, security and the need to lock doors is important so, I think we were lucky. However, I don't think too many burglars will be out in this cold weather and I was amused to read, last week, that  2 thieves who did risk it were caught, very easily... they were tracked by their footprints in the snow back to their own houses! Yeeehh!!

Today I enjoyed messing around with chalk inks to make a background and thus fulfil the challenge for an Asian swap, which my good friend Leo is organising. I liked the background so much that I made 3 cards from it and stamped the images with the geishas UMs that I designed for stampattack. Not sure which one I'll send in for the mingle but I think it may be the 4 geishas in a row. 
When I did the drawing for this one I asked my husband what he thought  of it and his reply was "Bum, bum, bum, bum!!" ( 4 backsides in other words!!) so that's what I always call that image!
For the background I stamped a Japanese script with Versamark then clear embossed it. I sponged chalk pads over in two shades of blue and a little yellow and, after drying, the chalk polished off the embossing to show the script.










8 comments:

Stempelientje said...

I usually don't like orental things (exept orienatal cats!)but these cards look s good!!

fluffy said...

hey ho jo!

Tinkertaylor said...

Fab background I've not been sucessful with resist so I think I'll have another go.

funkycrafter said...

great blog. i have gone over the whole thing again. the papers on your jan 01, 2010 entry are simply fantastic. as i live in the middle of america it is unlikely i will ever have a chance to take one of your classes. if you would consider giving me a brief summary of how i could practice trying to make papers this cool, please e-mail me at funkycrafteratgmaildotcom. thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art on your blog.

Glennis said...

Fab cards - I love all of them

Neet said...

My fave is the lone geisha at the bottom - love the ginko leaves.

Martina2801 said...

This piece is just brilliant, fantastic, totally awesome, wow, what more can I say. Love it.

cockney blonde said...

Love them all Jo, couldn't choose a fav, x