Year of the Rabbit

Every once in a while, I make something that I love so much, I can't even wait for the glue to dry before I share it.  This is one of those projects - an ATC to celebrate the Asian year of the Rabbit. 

Once I had it in my head that I wanted to do an oriental woman holding a rabbit, I knew that I had no choice but to draw it myself.  I had rabbit stamps and geisha stamps, but none that went together.  By drawing it myself, I guaranteed that they would both have the same style. 

I want to say something to those of you that think you can't draw.  I filled two solid pages of drawings before I did one that I liked enough to scan, and then I did even more to it after I scanned it.  That's how it is with drawing.  You don't just scribble something on a sheet of paper that looks perfect, you have to keep doing it over and over until your hand does what your brain keeps trying to tell it to do. 

There are a gazillion layers on this ATC.  There are two backgrounds, 4 punched circles for the hair, and so many little pieces for the outfit, it's crazy.  

What's even crazier is that I need eight of these for a swap.  Aaack!

Challenges:
Stamp R Us - animals
Be Crafty - new year
Alphabet - L is for Lady
Simply Create - punches

Juliet Arrighi

19 comments:

Chris said...

JULIET!!! This is so incredible I just can't get over it. You drew this?!? It's perfect (I bet there are some other good ones on those two sheets!)...and the hair is brilliant, and of course I love the TAC paper for her dress. Wonderful...don't ever give this one up!

Shar said...

Wow! This is awesome, Juliet!

Vicky said...

fabulous, you drawing is fantastic,love the colors and layers too :) well done

rush said...

you're right, juliet...to make the elements "match" in style, you must sometimes make your own. love the bun-bun.

Netty said...

A lot of work but so worth it, the results are fabulous. I love your Nature Goddess as well. Annette

yvonne said...

Absolutely gorgeous but I am sorry to say that in order to enter into the Anyone for Anya challenge you need to use a Greeting Farm or CC Design image
Yvonne x

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stamps R Us!

glitzygirl said...

Well done, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, Blessings Hilde

Beach Cat ! said...

Oh my gosh, this is quite incredible. But you know that already. What a touch of genius. I like this MUCH more than your van Gogh style.
Have fun making 7 more ... and don't forget to make one for yourself!

Beach Cat ! said...

You know, you could share your image as a free digi on your blog ...

Beth Norman said...

This is stunning. What is more stunning is the fact that you drew this yourself.

Helen Ann said...

I love this, wow can't believe that you've drawn this yourself - I'm so jealous wish I could draw like that. fab card

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog

Hel xox

Beach Cat ! said...

Yours is elegant.
Mine ... not so much.

http://catstamps.blogspot.com/2011/01/year-of-rabbit-and-copy-cat.html

Suze said...

Juliet, this is stunning !!!!!!wish that I could draw, well done you :-)

Rein said...

Wonderful ATC!

Lynda said...

Wow Juliet this is the most stunning ATC - you've combined both elements of the challenge too - brilliant! Thanks for joining in with us at Daring Cardmakers.

Love Lynda xxx

Kathy said...

This is lovely - clever of yout o get the rabbit in there too. Thanks for celebrating the Chinese New Year withThe Daring Cardmakers this week

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is gorgeous! Yipee- I hope I get one of these!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Stamps R Us challenge- we hope to see you again!

Trish Hughes said...

wow, very pretty, thanks for playing along with SC!!!