Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Arigato for Treasure!

Arigato is Japanese for thank you. I know this because I have my son and he has streeeeetched my horizons and perspectives as few other people in my life have. Because of my son, I have been to Karate lessons, learned various Japanese phrases. Because of my son, I have learned more than I would ever want to know about Japanese culture. Because of my son, I HAD to have this Samurai stamp!!!
The Samurai was stamped with Frayed Burlap Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The distress ink stays wet (wetter than most dye inks) enough to heat emboss--so I heat embossed it with clear ink. I then watercolored with various colors of distress ink. I like the aged look of the result--little spaces of white around most of the lines. In my research of Japanese paintings (using Google Images) I saw a distressed look--as well as MANY shades of blue.
Stamps: Samurai, Arigato & bamboo background by Rubbernecker;
Ink: Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap for stamping Tim Holtz Distress Ink--and more for watercoloring;
Paper: watercolor paper, Chocolate Chip (SU!); DP by Basic Grey;
Accessories: Adirondack Paint Dabber-Gold; sponge, brads, foam tape, Coluzzle;
Well, it’s Tuesday and you know what that means – it’s Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker. Make sure you visit the Rubbernecker BLOG to find your clue to the treasure and to check out the weekly sale products. You’ll also want to visit my fellow Design Team Members to see what they’ve been up to:
Arigato for stopping by here today!!


Savor the Journey said...

I love what you've done with this image! You've created the perfect presentation for him!


Shelly said...

What fun images, I love that arigato background. Gotta go seek it out!

Candy said...

Awesome Jules!!

Sherry Cheever said...

WOW Jules, very cool!!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Totally cool!!

JAR said...

Cool background and colors!!
I hope you are feeling better!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very unique image, great coloring Jules. I like your story of your new becuase of you son. hee hee

Heidi Blankenship said...

You did a wonderful job on the Samurai and the water coloring looks fantastic too! I really like how you did the background. Your story is so sweet about your son! I have boys so I can totally appreciate the story!! We have done the Karate lessons too! ;)

Anonymous said...

WOW Jules, this is very cool!!! Great job. Linda Duke