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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

K is for Kakemono and Kimonos


Good morning all, over at the Craft Barn the Alpha Challenge the letter is "K", this past week has been a good week for getting things done and here is my "K" dictionary page completed. The word I was going to choose was kimono but there have been a few kimono pages already so my "K" word is kakemono - a Japanese hanging scroll, with a few kimonos thrown in for good measure.



The scroll was made using a piece of thick hand made paper which I put through my Big Shot with some corrugated card to give it a reed mat effect.  Thin strips of bamboo with beads on the ends were added top and bottom along with some gold and silver cord, the ivory lookalike stamped disk and a tassel.  The stamp (Aspects of Design from the Stamp Man - Oriental stamp sets) was stamped onto vellum paper and coloured with watercolours with a little gold highlighting the butterflies in the kimono.



The definition was highlighted by placing stripscof stamped bamboo around it.  The various stamps were stamped and coloured with watercolours and the letter "K" stamped, coloured and added to the page.  The scroll was placed over the stamping, which I got rather carried away with, dropping the panel stamp before lining it up so the second panel is lopsided but the scroll covers it well!









Once again thank you all you lovely ladies who have left me comments, I am off now to post this and have a look at what you very talented ladies have done with the letter "K".

31 comments:

Laura said...

Just hopping round some K pages.
This is great, I love how you have highlighted your word
:)

Annie said...

Such beautifully crafted pages. Such attention to detail shows in your work. I love the bamboo framing the definition too. So nicely done!

daisy said...

Your scroll is beautifully made & what a clever way to add texture.

ionabunny said...

Fantastic. Love the scroll, the embossing and the little tassel details

Craftyfield said...

The kakemono is an art piece on its own, love the clever idea with the corrugated cardboard, works a treat ! But the rest of the double spread is equally good, the stamping and the watercolouring are superb.

BJ said...

Gorgeous Japanese page and well done finding a different word to use too. BJ

Annie said...

wonderful pages, great words too. I went with Kimono but I have never come across your other word. Love it xxx annie

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Sylv this is absolutely beautiful! I love the gorgeous way you have decorated these two pages.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is stunning Sweetie x

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love that there is art within art. The lovely scroll with the fabulous texture and beautiful watercoloured woman is amazing. The detail with the beads and tassel are delightful. Love the stamping and the way you tied the letter K in with the rest of the pages. truly beautiful.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Beautiful pages.I love the colours you have used and all the details just combine to make an amazing spread.Well done.

jane stillman said...

Two great pages, love how you have highlighted the definition with the bamboo stamps

Barbara said...

Wow Sylvia, as you might know, I'm not keen on Oriental......I love this project though. What a fab way to use your stamps. Love the bamboo stamp which you've used to highlight the word x

Jan Ltc said...

This is wonderful well done xx Jan

Maggie said...

Gorgeous pages loving your "K"

MaggieH

Fran said...

Gorgeous xxx

Sandy said...

Beautiful pages - absolutely grand - I love your hanging scroll --- beautifully done!
Sandy

Kate M said...

What a great idea - love your choice of word - the scroll is great.
xx

Zoe said...

Stunning work Sylv! Love the scroll great idea xxx

janmorris3 said...

Very clever design Sylv and I particularly like the reed mat effect for the scroll. Janet

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh this is wonderful Sylv...so detailed.. love the addition of the scroll ... Beautiful pages :) x

Dawn said...

Amazing pages Sylv, I adore your scroll, such fab attention to detail my lovely.
Thank-you for your sweet visit too, much appreciated.
Huge hugs x

Frea Konings said...

Hi Sylv, wow your pages are smashing. Love thease Japanese geisha's and that scroll is such a lovely detail. Hugs Frea

Maisie Moonshine said...

Beautiful pages. MMx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are gorgeous pages, great details.

Elaine said...

This is beautiful - love the combination of the scroll and the Japanese background images!!

GrĂ¡inne said...

So very beautiful ... love the light colors and the elements you used for illustration. Suzanne

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely , lovely! Gorgeous japanese geisha and a lot of fine details!

Lesley said...

Lovely pages and your scroll is fab! Great word choice! xx

coco said...

Wonderful oriental art page, so beautifully done... Love it ! Coco x

The Craft Barn said...

Second kakemono... which is a word I had not seen/read in a long time
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy