I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Lotus Geisha

Project 22 of my Simply Betty Stamps Challenge: Color every image in the Simply Betty Collection. That's over 500 images not including the new releases this year. I'm doing the happy dance because I am past 20 images. I'm still very motivated, but I have a long way to go, especially with a brand new line of images and some re-releasing of retired images. I have been looking forward to coloring the new geishas, especially this exclusive Lotus Geisha for the Simply Betty Stamp challenge. Come join my blog and cheer me on while I work my way through the Simply Betty Catalog.

I really wanted to use more of a coral color for the hair, but I didn't have the right color combinations, so I went with a brighter orange, which I think looks fantastic with the purple. (I was heavy handed with the pens on the hair - something I have to work on). I used a variation of orange and purple throughout the coloring: YR09, YR07,YR04,YR01, YR00 and V09, V06, V04, V01, V000. For her skin, I wanted a very light tone, and used E000, E00, E01. 

The frame and butterflies are cut from Spellbinders die cuts. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers, the Be Virtuous set. 

Come and Get it Challenges - One for the Girls
Suzy Bee's - AG with a Sentiment
Fussy and Fancy - Girly
Simply Papercraft - AG
Aud Sentiments - AG with a Sentiment


  1. So cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. wonderful image love the colours you have used and the butterflies.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  3. Beautiful and pretty card. Love the combination of colours and pretty design! Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge challenge.Neva

  4. Lovely card - I like the sentiment.

  5. Fabulous and thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge xxx

  6. Lovely creation and wonderful colours!
    Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.


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