Kokeshi dolls are Japanese wooden dolls for children that have been crafted for over 150 years. One characteristic of these dolls is their lack of arms or legs. These dolls come in many colors and are full of personality.
This release of Alex Syberia digital stamps has three kokeshi dolls and she has given them thier own names. Fumiko, Akemi and Mitsuki.
There is also a very special giveaway for you guys in this post. Don’t forget to check all the way down at the bottom of this post for more details!
Today I have two cards to share with you featuring these adorable dolls. As soon as I saw this new release I was super excited about these beautiful doll images.
Whenever I think of anything Japanese it automatically reminds me of Cherry blossoms, so I wanted my cards to have cherry blossoms in the background.
I colored Akemi using copics in red shades R24 R27 and R39, her hair in black copic marker, and some parts shaded with C9 and C7. Her skin is colored in E00 and E04.
For my first card, I took a panel of craft card-stock piece. I then cut it using two of the large Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut a border. The inside piece of the panel I embossed using Spellbinders embossing folder.
I used Altenew Vintage Flowers Die to cut some smaller flowers in three sizes and the large stem out of white piece of scrap card-stock. I colored the flowers in using distressed oxide ink in color Barn Door. The stem is colored with distressed oxide in Deep Mahogany.
I attached the stem on the embossed piece with art glitter glue, then I arranged the flowers some added with liquid glue and some on foam tapes, creating a look of a blooming cherry blossom. I then added some Ink of Stella clear pen on the flowers and her dress. The middle of the flowers are embellished with white Nuvo drops.
Finally the panel was added on a top-folding A2 size card base made out of craft card-stock and the rectangle border adhered with foam tapes to create a frame around it.
I colored her using copic markers in shades of light blue, pink and red. Her hair is colored in black. Her glasses in light blue.
For the background of this card I took a panel of light pink cardstock blended Red Barn distressed oxide ink from the top fading towards the middle.
This card also would look lovely with cherry blossoms on the background. I decided on blue flowers for this one to match her kimono. I used the Altenew Vintage Flower stem die to cut the stem and colored it with copic in E34. I used the flower die from Spellbinders Small die of the month for March 20 to cut some flowers. I colored the flowers with the same blue Copic I used on her dress.
The sentiment is from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp set.
The sentiment and Mitsuki are added on the background using foam tapes.
Finally added some ink of stella on the flowers and Mitsuki’s kimono.
It was wonderful creating cards with these super adorable Kokeshi dolls illustrated by Talented Alex Syberia, and I am so honored to be designing for her.
Here are the other cards I created using this release.
Here’s where you can buy these stamps along with the other images with this release.
Here’s a link to her Instagram page to view all her beautiful creations:
Here is a link to her blog.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope this inspires you.
To celebrate this release, Alex is giving away 7 $10 gift certificates. Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced on Alex’s blog on 05/23/2020.
Here is the full list of participants of his hop to celebrate this wonderful release by Alex Syberia
Jyoti Adhikari >>>You are Here
Colleen Balija>>>Your Next Stop