Monday, February 9, 2009


Living in Japan, I just can't help myself when I visit the local craft store and stand in front of all that beautiful washi paper. It comes in so many colors and patterns and is in huge sheets on bolts like rows of colorful fabric.
You may recognise this flowered washi from my Abe Lincoln birthday card. It is such a beautiful pattern enfused with pink, purple, turquoise and yellow flowers on a black background further enhanced by gold threading.
To make this layout, I simply cut the washi papers into 1/2 inch strips and wove them together. Once I matted the photo of Miwa, the rest of the page just came together.
The vines are made with Fancy Pants clear stamps. I cut them out once they were stamped and traced the lines with Black Diamond Stickles.
The row of gems along the bottom are from the 100 yen shop and are meant to decorate a cell phone. Oh, the fun things I find in Japan! Miwa's name in kanji on the bottom is also a sticker I took off of some packaging.
Journaling: Miwa, who can resist your big brown eyes? Everywhere we go, it's "Kawaii!" One look at the picture of Miwa, and I'm sure you can tell that kawaii means "Cute!"


Kristy said...

Gotta love the Kawaii... When we were in Taiwan, it was the oh...Ke Ai (Cute In Chinese). Great job with the Washi.

Kelly C said...

Beautiful layout! Congrats on your win at LTSB!