Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Konnichiwa

I just adore this new set "Konnichiwa" from the 2011-2012 TAC Inspiration Book and Catalog. Aren't the little girls just darling?! I love them! We were given this set at seminar!!! And, Angela Kelley taught us how color and shade the hair with copic markers. I'm so excited to have learned this technique.Isn't it neat? I'm still so very new to coloring and shading but am working on it so appreciate all the tips and tricks! :)
We had a Japanese foreign exchange student many years ago when I was in high school. Sayuri was wonderful and taught us some basic Japanese and we taught her some crazy English slang - LOL! When I saw this set, I immediately thought of all the good times we had with her. A good friend still keeps in regular touch with Sayuri and fortunately she and her family came through the tsunami and earthquakes without any damage earlier this year. whew!
To add a little something to the card, I punched some scalloped circles and cut them apart - don't they make a neat detail on the front and inside of the card. There are so many different looks you can achieve with one punch.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderfully creative day!

8 comments:

Danni said...

We were on the same wave length!! Great minds think alike!! Awesome cards and I love the way you did the scalloped circles!!

Susan said...

You did a great job on these darling cards! Your coloring is really good. And I love the scallop bits - great touch!

Sandy said...

So adorable! Can't wait to get mine!

Chelsea said...

Great cards. Love your bright colors!

Glittered Paws said...

You did a great job with your coloring - Chelsea worked a while with me at seminar and I think (or at least hope) it helped. I love this set.

Angela K said...

Awesome cards, love what you did!! Your coloring is fabulous too!!

Julie Robinson said...

wow - your coloring on these is just amazing!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

oh goodness, those really ARE darling Seleise!! Love your coloring of them too. My fave is the one hiding her face behind the fan. Too cute!! *Ü*