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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Japanese Beauty

Good afternoon, hope you're all enjoying a lovely peaceful sunday. I'm full of lunch (we went out to eat so no cooking and no clearing up...YAY!), and having a bit of 'me' time!
My card is inspired by the current challenge at Aurora Wings - 'Clean and Simple. I love an opportunity to colour Mizi's beautiful images. I thought I'd try something a little different this time so I printed Miyabi twice and coloured one image in greyscale. I cut a strip from the second image and coloured that ...in colours :)) then paper-pieced it over the top of the grey image  ...quite fiddly to get it exact! With hindsight I wish I'd just marked the image and coloured in the central section instead of cutting the strip...the line down her face would have blended in better- otherwise I like the effect! The stamp in the bottom right hand corner is the Japanese kanji for beauty (I hope!)
Thanks for visiting
have a lovely evening.
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
aurorawings #58
craftycatz #387 CAS
watercooler #139 feminine

16 comments:

Chrissy said...

Gosh, she is beautiful Chris..a striking effect and love the shine you managed in her hair..gorgeous work.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my, Chris, what a gorgeous image! Kudos to you for getting that paper-piecing so precisely right that it looks natural. Love that special effect of the strip of colour vertically across the image. It adds such an elegant effect to an already elegant image. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is breathtakingly beautiful Chris and how creative to do the image half and half it looks spectacular, I wish I could come up with ideas like that, the CAS style if the card design is perfection, top notch make
hugs
lorraine x

Donna Ellis said...

What an intriguing and gorgeous way of using the Spotlight technique, Chris. Beautiful card! Hugs, de

Lisa said...

Hello, my friend!! I'm so happy to be back and visiting your blog to see the gorgeous projects I've missed while I was away!! Wow, this is stunning!! The spotlight technique you used looks amazing!! I absolutely love, love this!! It's spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

aussie aNNie said...

So sweet and beautifully done! xx

Babs Watson said...

It might have been fiddly Chris but well worth it in the end, what a beautiful image and coloured so beautifully too, a lovely technique and a gorgeous card.
Hugs Babs x

Helene Siermans said...

I love the effect of the coloured strip that you created. This made me want to try this, looks awesome!
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. Best of luck!
Nick

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
well this is quite different and splendidly done too.
Not seen this type of work before but it's very interesting and beautifully created.
Love that image it's gorgeous.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Well this is really fab Chris! I love what you have done with this image huggles Sue xx

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, Chris! Is this ever cool and creative! Brilliant coloring on Mitzi's gorgeous image and I'm totally blown away by the amazing effect. Thanks so much for joining our CAS challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Gail said...

Beautiful and elegant. Wonderful technique of combining the coloured strip with the B&W image. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow!! I totally LOVE this gorgeous image Chris and your utterly fabulous greyscale to full colour design is AMAZING!! What an inspired creation hun. Love it to bits. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Judy Markowitz said...

This is truly an awesome card!!!! I love how it came out! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesdays!

An Occasional Genius said...

Wow! NOt much more to be said Chris. Just WOW! xx

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Chris, this is AMAZING! Wow, what an awesome work! I LOVE it! It's certainly CAS at first look, but there's so much more going on with your coloring of the image here! I love the grey scale coloring with bright colors contrasting starkly yet with seamless transition. Thank you for joining our CAS challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx