The bamboo is made (per jen's instructions when I begged via email) by drawing a line with a marker, then going back with the fine tip of a darker marker (hey, that rhymes!) and drawing lines across the wider marker lines. I just re-read that and it makes absolutely no sense, so just look at the bamboo - I drew it. In my case I used a very fuzzy Certainly Celery marker, then went back with the fine tip of the Old Olive marker to make it look like bamboo. A little aside: One thing I love about the DC area is there is bamboo growing everywhere. I understand it is much like a weed, which by definition is "anything you do not want growing in your yard". But it is beautiful and very green. So anyway, I layered the white on Celery, then Black. Yes, they are crooked...I know ... surprise!
Next I had this idea to make a Kimono out of a piece of the Washi Paper Stash I have, and after mangling a few pieces of other paper trying to remember the pattern and how I'd altered it the last time I did one, I gave up and decided to take my paper of choice and do a simple panel instead. Done!
I added the Double Happiness charm from my Charm Stash and secured it with a brad. Unfortunately, I decided to do this after I'd stuck the panel to the card with about 300 Dimensionals (kidding - it was only 6, but they really stick good!) and I had to peel back the top of the panel to get the brad in, then put on more Dimensionals to re-adhere the panel. Sigh. Good thing I get those babies at a discount, huh?
The sentiment is from SU's Artfully Asian set which is retiring, and I could not be sadder. It will not appear at any future workshops, but it is staying in my Keep pile of SU stuff because I like it!
I really like how this card turned out, and I might even make a few more of them!
Thanks for stopping by! And check out the previous post to see who won my Milestone Challenge. :-)