The Library Challenge

Challenge 4 at the library has Memoirs of a Geisha as it’s inspiration book. I have not read this one and know nothing about it. However you do not have to know the book to take part in the challenge because you can use the cover as inspiration.
    With such a striking cover I went with the colours for my card and got out my very old acrylic stamps. It was good to get back to physical stamps rather than digi stamps for a change.







Materials used: 
Oriental lady and writting acrylic stamps from stash (not sure of origin but may be Dimension Fourth and they are now sadly out of business)
X-Press It card
red and black card
gold pen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
white 7×5″ card blank
black Polychromo pencil for lady’s hair
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
kimono – R29, R39, R59, R89
C3, C5, C7, C9, 100

The lady and writing are stamped with the black ink, coloured in and trimmed down. The panel is then edged with a gold pen before matting and layering on red and black card.

If any of you have read Memoirs of a Geisha I would love to know what you thought of it.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
The Library Challenge #4 – Memoirs of a Geisha
Artistic Inspirations #198 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #33
Crafting From The Heart #202 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #66 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes 
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #148 – Anything Goes/Use A Real Stamp


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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4 Responses to The Library Challenge

  1. Carla says:

    Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  2. Jo says:

    This is gorgeous, Pippa, Jo x

  3. Marina says:

    What a fabulous oriental card and I’m so glad you weren’t put off by not having read the book. I read the book many years ago and I loved it enough to buy a copy for a friend as a gift. Thanks for joining The Library.

  4. Suze says:

    Lovely card. A clever idea to use the colours as inspiration. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

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