Friday, 25 April 2014

Stampendous and Dreamweaver Play Continues!





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The Big Day is finally here - the Grand Finale of our Dream-pendous blog hop starts now! This week the Design Teams at Stampendous and Dreamweaver are playing together to create beautiful stamped and stenciled offerings. We've chosen the lovely Blossom Beauty to be our 'mascot' for the hop - and as a true lady she's been wearing different outfits and hairstyles throughout the week. The projects are superb - if you haven't seen them yet, they are definitely worth having a look! To see my first project of this hop, click here.

The offering I have for you today is one of those projects, where you have a million ideas in your head but you'll never know where they will end up :). My inspiration is an altered wooden fan with a lovely oriental theme.



The inspiration behind it was the photo below, which I stumbled upon and totally fell in love with. I wanted to recreate the eclectic Geisha look with a striking colour palette.



First I painted the fan with a turquoise DecoArt acrylic paint and after it dried I stenciled my background motif with a Pearl paint dabber (Ranger) using Surfboard stencil. Next I randomly stamped the flowers from the Blossom Beauty and coloured them with PITT markers. I also added some small stamped flowers (from the Asian Umbrella set) using a gold ink. Finally I swiped some Boss Gloss along the edge of the fan and heat embossed it with the Aged Gold embossing enamel.



I drew my Geisha's hair myself but you can choose an easier option - free hair style templates that you can download here

As you can see I used the surfboard stencil for the make up as well :).

For my hair embellishments I fussy cut the umbrella and and the flower spray, coloured them in and added as shown.


My kimono is a combination of a (now) redundant top, a stamped fan and a lovely oriental looking applique I bought last year at a flea market in Ghent :). 




To complete my design I added lots of flowers and other embellishments. Many 3D DODZ later, my project was finished!




No blog hop would be fun if there were no prizes. So of course - we have prizes, too! There will be three bundles for grabs - and the teaser picture is below. All you have to do is to comment on the posts shared this week as part of the Dream-pendous play. The more you comment, the bigger chance you have of winning!



Playing today:





Asia King (that's me!)
Tenia Nelson

I hope you enjoyed my oriental inspiration piece. Don't forget, if you wouldn't like to miss my future posts, you're only one click away from adding my page to your favourite blogs :).

Thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely comments! Have a super creative weekend!

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Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Big Stamp
Tando Creative #4 - Recycling
Vintage Stamping Challenges #19 - Anything Goes

51 comments:

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful design. Love how you did her hair and face, very unique. Your coloring is gorgeous.

ricki kalp said...

Wow!! You really can make this anything you desire! Love it!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous! Love the Geisha! Your fan is beautiful - wonderful texture!

Ros Crawford said...

OMG I'm speechless!! This is terrific! You really captured that inspiration photo ... well done to you!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy AMAZING! What an incredible work of art! So much detail and creative genius at work here!

LynB said...

Wow! Thanks for showing how working outside of the box can be so awesome! What a wonderful finale to the blog hop!

Karina Barrios said...

Hello, beautiful work that he has done the whole team! I was in love, until today I had not seen anything done by you, are truly inspiring.
King Asia have a very nice blog, I definitely love it and am now a faithful follower.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful work, a big hug from my beloved Venezuela.

wendyp said...

Wow!!! Asia, this is stunning!!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW
Your Blossom Beauty is GORGEOUS and your fan an EXOTIC DELIGHT!!!
LOVE the colours, LOVE the design and the TOTAL AWESOMENESS of it ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial too :)

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE LOVE This!!!!! :)

marylouh said...

Beautiful. You took a picture and re-created it into a work of art. The fan can be displayed, to be enjoyed by all. thanks for sharing.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Absolutely beautiful and full of secrets to discover! Again a unique use of the face.

Kailash said...

You are an amazing and very creative artist. Gorgeous project!!!

Barbara Nies said...

One word come to mind - AMAZING!

Yolanda said...

AMAZING!!! I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing

Cynthia Xavier said...

Unbelievable, I've never seen anything like this before. The details and colors are amazing. You completely took this project to another level. Absoutely AMAZING!

barbara macaskill said...

AMAZING! Love every detail of this gorgeous creation! As I was looking at it an idea jumped into my head and now I am going to have to run to my craft room and see if it comes out of my head like it looks inside it.
Thank you for the inspiration!

Lea said...

Well, now that I've picked my jaw up off the floor, may I just say this is absolutely, stunningly, "fan"-tastically gorgeous! O-M-G!! Asia, you have outdone yourself! I love everything about it. I laughed when I read that you used the surfboard stencil over her eyes! If you wouldn't have said that, I never would have known! This is truly an amazing piece of art! I have an old fan I pulled out of someones trash pile that I plan to re-do. I may have to CASE some of your ideas! This is just amazing!

Andrea Barskiy said...

OH MY LORD... Of all the projects I've seen, THIS is my most mostest favourite one!

Jan Castle said...

Last on the hop, but by no means the least!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! Love everything little detail - so creative!!!!
Jan

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is stunning! I love how you turned Blossom Beauty into a Geisha! Perfection!

Carolina Kathy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I am so impressed! Thx for sharing your talents.

Carolina Kathy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I am so impressed! Thx for sharing your talents.

Val said...

Wow! Absolutely stunningly beautiful. Xx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning project. TFS

Sue D said...

Great job achieving the oriental theme.
Sue in Ohio

Deb Moon said...

You did an amazing job of making her all your own. Love this stamp!

Jean said...

This project is the grand finale of the week. So very very beautiful!

Jade Passmore said...

I am so inspired by your gorgeous oriental inspiration piece! The work you did is phenomenal. Thank you for sharing.

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is gorgeous. Love the beautiful lady and all the fabulous embellishments. Wonderful design :)

Dan said...

What a lovely project! I particularly like how you customised the stamp to take it in your own unique direction. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Judy said...

What a lovely fan. I love how you used a different medium to showcase your idea. Thanks for sharing with us.

Pam Hornschu said...

Your brain must never shut down for the day! Just amazing.

Heather Thompson said...

Stunning and breathless, So life like, What an great creation. I am just wondering how hard it was to stamp that fan. I would have screwed up a hundred times probably before getting it right. Thanks for sharing.

Greta said...

I could never dream up something like this--amazingly beautiful creativity!

BurningRubber said...

I love how you used the design on the fan in the picture on her face. It looks awesome.

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! Absolutely over the top wow.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cool piece! I love that you turned her into a Geisha! This face is just so versatile!

Robin B. said...

So pretty! I love the Geisha, thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

Wow, this fan is amazing! And I loved picking out what inspiration you used from the photo and where. I love the stamping and stenciling on the fan, beautiful work! And your lady is just as amazing, I love the surfboard stencil over her eyes. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Joanna said...

Piekny. Piekne kolory. Kimono wyszlo wspaniale. Wlosy narysowalas cudne. Fantastyna praca.

Sherry Butcher said...

Like the fan. Love the colors, the flowers and layering. TFS.

Linda R said...

WOW!! This is amazing my friend. You have outdone yourself. Really awesome work..

Hugs~

Con said...

FANTASTIC! so close to your inspiration too. pinned, thanks, -con

snazzyjj said...

Love all the work you did on this project including researching the fan and lady's face.

Alrik Gerlach said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous and SO creative!! You knocked it out of the park.

Lisa S. said...

I am blown away, seriously. There are not enough adjectives to describe this Joanna. It's fabulous in every way. :) So going to CASE this for my DD. Cheers xx

butterfly said...

What an amazing creation - and so fabulous to see the inspiration photo that led you to it, and the steps along the way. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

Love the drama of this! Great work. Jenny x

Sue Chesley said...

Your creativity spills over so beautifully! Thanks for sharing your link for your first project - I love your calendar!!! Both projects are swoon-worthy, Asia!

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