Friday, July 27, 2012

WMSC #108 - Omamori

Happy Saturday!  We made it through another week!  Time to grab a cup of coffee and have a look at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge week in review.  Who won Top Mouse last week, and are you up for the challenge this week?    The sketch this week is by talented  DT member Belinda Chang Langner.   
I was in my craft room pondering this sketch when my daughter walked in and asked what I was doing.  Sometimes she and I play a little game together.   I will ask her what color she feels like today or  what she sees in the sketch.  Then I  try to see if I can make the card look like her "vision" of what she thinks it should be.    Well on this particular day my daughter told me that she saw a Omamori pocket.   I looked at her and said "of course you do... why didn't I see that?"  I had no clue what an Omamori was so of course I did a little research.  Omamori are Japanese charms that are given as a gift to another person as a physical form of well-wishing for luck or protection.  Who says American kids aren't multi cultural?

So I turned the tag into a little envelope with my wish for my daughter on the tag inside.  In keeping with the Asian theme I used colorful paper, and embellished with cherry blossoms.  with my daughter's initial on it.
Here is a close up of the tag.  I stamped the tag in teal and then masked off the edges.  I stamped the inside of the tag with Sakura flowers and my good luck sentiment.  I tied hot pink craft thread through the holes in the tag and put beads on one, and a tiny tag with my daughters initial on the other.  I wound the thread through the cherry blossoms to help support the tag so it would lay nice.
I hope you like our combined efforts on this one (her idea and my mad stamping skills :))) and maybe you learned a little something too!   I know I did!  I am looking forward to seeing what you came up with for this one!  Have a great day and see you at the WMSC blog!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Asian Gardens, Vintage Labels 25, Large Doily, Victorian Alphabet
Dies:  Spellbinders Foliage, Standard Circles, Scalloped Circles Large Labels 11, Labels 25, Quickutz Revolution Branch
Paper:  Echo Park For the Record Collection "Apron Strings"
Solid Paper:  Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Kraft, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse
Extras: Eyelets, Hot Pink Craft Thread, Pink E Beads, twine, cherry blossoms (Ribbon Reel), gems
Ink:  Stampin Up real Red, Momento Teal Zeal, Rose Bud, Angel Pink, Versafine Black Onyx

18 comments:

Marevka said...

Удивительная открытка! Очень жизнерадостная!!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful, colorful creation Jeanne! love the paper and the sweet tags!

Cathy Weber said...

What a fun game that would be...I can only imagine Carly would come up with some horribly awful idea just to stump me, but your daughter came up with such a great idea! I love the flowers on this, the great stamping with all those different colors and you used so many different stamps on this one too! Really loved this one Jeanne!

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, first of all, what a great story to go along with the card! Your daughter sounds like she definitely has an eye for design! And this card turned out really great! I love all the bold colors and the great tag.

Jill Norwood said...

Love these colors and the great tags you made for the card! This is so wonderful!

Kristi S said...

wow Jeanne, this is lovely! I love the layout and the colors!

hugs,
Kristi

Deborah Frings said...

What a super idea - love the tag - so bright and beautiful! Great card!

Marybeth said...

Well ,I never heard of an Omamori pocket either. Looks like your daughter helps to give you great ideas. Just beautiful …love the tags with the beads. Cant wait to play.

Lisa M said...

How fun is this!!! I wish I didn't have to get in the car and drive again today, I could look at your blog all day. Unbelievably pretty stuff. :)

Joyce said...

Your daughter sounds very sweet and smart. What a fun game you guys play. I loved learning what an Omamori is, and yours is so sweet and pretty.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card! And I learned something new--I had never heard of an Omamori pocket either! Your daughter seems very creative. Love the fabulous tags and all the bright colors! You combined so many beautiful elements on this one!

Lisa S. said...

I not only learned something new I heartily agree with you on American kids being multi cultural. My DD loves all things Japanese and this would be perfect to make for her. You always provide amazing inspiration here Jeanne and this card is now my new(est) fave. :) You do realize with each new post it changes. ;)
Have a wonderful week,
Lisa xx

Vickie Z said...

Love all the bright colors!!! Yes, I learned something new and yes, I believe american children are cross-cultural!!! My SIL recently made a comment that my youngest daughter is "going around the world" with her dating!!!

Liz Thomson said...

Alot going on in this card but it works so well and the colours are great well done.

Christina said...

Love the story behind your creation, Jeanne. The colors are so bright and inspiring, and I love that you gave it an Asian flair!

Anne-Elise said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous with all the details! So much to look at! Love all your tags with the beads and the flowers! Your daughter had a great idea!

Ren-Yi said...

what a lovely story, Jeanne. i'm so impressed by what the kids learn at school nowadays! i hope it's everything she envisioned, because it's a stunner from my side! i love how you guys combined both your creativity together. that said, when do I get to borrow her as a creative soundboard? ;)

Grá O'Neill said...

Great idea for a lovely card. The flowers are beautiful & the colours are gorgeous :)