11/7/10

I hoard paper...

I confess. I just like to look at it, especially handmade paper. I've had this lovely Asian paper with gold highlights for at least 2 years. It caught my eye one day when I was perusing my local art supply store. I even shared half of it with my neighbor who loves Asian art...but until today, it's just been close by in my studio where I could take it out every now and then just to hold it in my hands and gaze upon it. I could not cut into it...

But I couldn't resist creating a card with it when I saw the 365 Card Blog Super Sketch Sunday challenge today. And the paper is truly the focal of my card...if you can resist the amazing face in this stamp from Lynn Perrella called Fuji Goddess. She is stamped on PTI vintage cream with Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the blossoms in her hair with a couple of Copics and inked her face with VersaChalk cream. A shiny wrinkled bit of ribbon compliments the bits of gold threads woven into the paper.

I would love it if you tell me your hoarding stories! And thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

I hoard paper too.....and feel so sad when I use the last bit of a fav dp....

what a clean but dramatic card

Dawn B. said...

I have gotten so much better at not hoarding. I have been using all old paper since Jan 1st.. Have bought some new stuff but not much..:) This is a terrific card Susan.

Cook22 said...

A perfect marriage!
I try not to hoard - my Basic Grey Blush is the only one I am steadfastly holding on to. DH is way worse - he has a book of kimono prints wrapping paper that I bought him in Paris however long ago 9/11 was (we were in the Musée d'Orsay during the 3 minutes silence), and so far the only sheet he's used is one he scanned and printed. Talk about hoarding!! No, I'm wrong - he made an origami vase out of another sheet, but that's definitely it.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Sometimes you must keep things until the perfect idea strikes you ! I hoarded for a while, but then I began "acquiring" - now I forget I have stuff ... hey maybe that is just old age ?!

The stamp and paper are completely perfect together. Another work of art !!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the paper! Great job with the sketch! ♥♥♥

Rose said...

WOW! i can see why you were saving it. BEAUTIFUL card :)

TesaB said...

Ohhh WOW! It's awesome!!!!!

Pam said...

Love this - so artistic!