8 August 2013

Paperbabe Stamps August Release - MayLeeDee Kimono Digi Version

Hi everyone, I'm back again with my next sample for the PaperBabe Stamps August Release and today we have the digi version of MayLeeDee Kimono to showcase! Having another opportunity to colour her was great, I love her and I loved giving myself a challenge too by printing her out onto parchment paper! The end result is a bit bumpy and undulating where I've used some watercolour but I think it adds to the look and I don't mind it. I've coloured as I said with watercolour, distress markers this time and I've also added some pencil. For the background I stamped the Lotus Peony from the Oriental Zen set in mustard coloured ink and then filled in the petals with some Sakura glaze pens which give a pretty enamel look. There is an under sheet of parchment too and that's also been stamped all over with the Lotus Peony flower in grey ink and it gives a little extra interest where it shows through the upper layer slightly in places.

I used a Marabu Gold Relief Pen for the dots and for the pattern on the fan and her robe tie, it adds a bit of texture which I like.

There's lots of inspiration from Kim and her friends over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog, I've really been inspired by the gorgeous samples from this release and the new stamps and digi set goes on sale Friday. Thanks as always for dropping by and your lovely comments.


Jane said...

Hiya Chris
Wow what a wonderful piece of work, I love it.

Kim Costello said...

Stunning! Can't get over the wonderful effect printing on parchment, how clever. She looks so exotic the rich colours and gold touches... wow!
Thank you Chris.
HuGs Kim xxx

rachel said...

wow - this is stunning - love the gold - looks amazing x

Unknown said...

The paper goes well with this beautiful image! Very pretty card!

Sandy said...

Another one of these cards with the beautiful colors!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh that is just so stunning! I adore how you coloured her on parchment paper. I love it!!
Mel. xxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...she is gorgeous Chris, coloured to perfection and the sheen on her hair superb, beautiful edging too...Mel:)xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
This stamp is so beautiful.
I watched the video so know it is a good size. you have made her look so gorgeous. she has such a soft sweet face. I love your background too.
super job using the parchment paper.
Hugs Maz

Kelly said...

OOH! Love the deep colors and gold leaf. Your background is beautiful with her. Love what you did with this image.
Hugs Kelly

Christina C. said...

OMG..........I almost missed this phenomenal work of art!!!!!!!!!!
I adore the richness of this card and the use of the gold relief pen for those luscious accents! I've never seen a lovelier image, Chris!!!

Words and Pictures said...

Another beauty, with your amazing, subtle colouring skills, and the gilding is fabulous!
Alison x

Gio said...

Speechless!! The gorgeous geisha,coloured by a master 8 you, of course!), the lovely gold details, the background!!

Sasha said...

Chris...this looks absolutely Fabulous! Such a stunning image and beautiful oriental florals. This effect on parchment.....GORGEOUS!! x