Fan and Kimono Collage

This week is another Far East Challenge at the Gingersnap Creations Blog where I am a visiting artist for the month. The theme for this challenge was Fans, so I've created a Fan and Kimono Collage.

Fan and Kimono Paper Arts

I started with a patterned piece of pastel green scrapbook cardstock paper., which I tore and distressed at the bottom, and did some decorative corners at the top. Then I stamped on an Asian paper lantern image and a dragonfly image in black ink.  I also added a patterned circle, which is supposed to represent the sun. Next I created the Kimono out of some pretty cardstock, layering the paper and adding black as an accent color. I also added a black flower gem to the back of the Kimono before I attached it to the background using 3-D O's to make it appear in relief. I added a folded paper fan to the sun image, and I also added a gem to the stamped lantern.

I think this is my favorite piece so far of the Far East projects I've done as a visiting artist. I just really like the Kimono, and I like how all the colors and patterns work together in this piece.