Saturday, 14 March 2015

I have had so much fun creating a set of Asian influenced cards using the fabulous Geisha digis from Simply Betty Stamps . They are a new release today and I am sure everyone is going to want to snap them up. I already have another set printed off to experiment with...Betty has given out some tips on colouring the images faces different ways and I am going to experiment with some new skin tones.
My papers for all the cards today are from 'Bird Song' by Graphic 45 (I have had this one for a few years now and finally used some of the pad...I have a sad addiction to G45 papers and am happy just looking at my stash!)

Cherry Blossom Geisha
Copic colours used:
Skin: E51, E53, E93
Hair: 100, W5, W8
Obi: G17, G24, YG63
Skirt: B0000, B93, B95, B97
Flowers: E93, RV13
The flowers are a mixture of fussy cut cherry blossoms and mulberry flowers. In the background is white lace and some Bella bling cut to fill the background. Spica pen is used to add some sparkle to the eyelids. The paper is distressed with Vintage Photo distress stain.

Koi Geisha
Copic colours used:
Skin: E51, E53, E93
Lips: R29, E93, E18
Hair: W10, W8, W5, 100
Leaves and Obi: G24, YG63, G17, W5
Water: B0000, B93, B95, B97
Blossom and Dress: E93, RV13, RV21, RV31
I used pliers to cut the loop from the top of my charms before attaching them to the card with glue. The bling on this card was from Portocraft and the Martha Stewart punch I used in the background is called 'Bangle Chain'. All flowers were from my stash.

Umbrella Geisha
Copic colours used:
Face: E00, E02, E93
Hair: W5, W8, W10, 100
Obi: YR21, E35
Umbrellas: Y19, YR65, E35
Butterflies: YR21, E35, G17, B21, B97, B93
The bling for this card was by Basic Grey. The tassel trim was by Prima. The stamps and background strip were from the G45 Songbird paper pad.
Thank you for stopping by and seeing my latest creations and don't forget to stop by Betty's website and get your own collection of Geishas to colour! You can get lots of great ideas for using them from the design team at


  1. WOW!! Jackie all three of them are gorgeous!! Love Love the design papers and your beautiful coloring.

  2. popped into see the zombies but WOW the geishas are utterly fab love your colouring the cards are fabulous love them