Pages

Friday, 26 November 2010

Kimono Challenge


Here is 'Kimono Girl' (an ATC) I made for the current challenge being set by Shelley over on her blog Wild Frog's Artwork & Creations.

  She says "Please join me and submit any type of artwork that contains a kimono. Folded, stamped, digital, painted, etc. New artwork or old artwork that you still have laying around. Anything goes!"

Shelley has a tutorial on her blog for a simple kimono but ages ago I bought some paper kimono patterns which I've never used and thought this was the idea opportunity to have a go with them.  As usual though, any instructions other than absolutely straightforward sends my brain into turmoil,  and I failed at the first hurdle!  However, I looked closely as the picture which came with the instructions and just did it my way (regrets, I've had a few, but then again too few to mention ...... oops sorry, got carried away!)

Not bad for a bodged effort - lol.

Shelley's challenge runs until 2nd December and she's offering a grab bag of some unmounted rubber stamps to the winner! 

14 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Sherry. She is devine. Dang now I'm singing along like Frank Sinatra. Only just got 'Grocer Jack outta my head. It's freezing here and the news says snow expected for Hampshire. Praps i'll go see if Mum needs a hand with her mobile. Lol

Ira said...

Your kimono girl is so adorable! Just look at her hair and eyelashes! So pretty! TFS, Ira

Shelley said...

Beautiful kimono! Thanks for entering my challenge!

Createology said...

Your kimona is beautiful. How fun to utilize some of your crafting supplies and create something so wonderful. Happy weekend...

Sam said...

She is beautiful Sherry! Love the way its been folded.

Deborah said...

What a sweet ATC!I'd never know it was bodged - you should have kept quiet LOL

Healing Woman said...

I sure wouldn't call you cutie a bodged effort. She's just adorable and the pattern you used really turned out.

Meggymay said...

She is gorgeous, love the expression on her face. Great ATC

Gini said...

Ah but Sherry, the absolute joy of this whole creating gig is that you are the only one who knows it didn't go to plan, to everybody else she's a cute Japanese Girl in a wonderful textural kimono!
I love the double distress technique as well but most of all I am WOWed by your restoration of the old footstool, simply sumptuous Sherry!
I now have the honour of being able to say I have seen inside Sherry's drawers and very interesting things lurk in them ;-)
Gini
xx

Sophia said...

I just love your kimono girl and what a cute blog you have here! :) I found you via the matchbox #20 of yours that I received. Hee Thank you. I look forward to getting to open it!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a beautiful Asian girl, her kimono came out Wonderful,not botched at all.

Terry said...

Oh you did a fabulous job on the Kimono challenge! Beautiful colors and I love the face! Wonderful!!

PetraB said...

A beautiful kimono. The colours and textures are wonderful.

WendyK said...

Fabulous ATC Sherry, love it.