shiori ningyo

Another bookmark doll, this time much larger.
I am hoping that you can see in this photo that this is a kickstand card, which is to say, the background doesn't go all the way down - only the bottom of the kimono is holding the front of the card up.  The top of the doll is glued in place on the gold background.  the white you see is on the inside of the card.

Why?  Because the card base is cut from 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock.  when I completed the doll, I realized she would need a 7 inch tall card, and it occurred to me that there different ways to achieve that goal.  I cut the base as a 3.25 wide strip, and scored it at 4 inches for the front, and 7 inches for the back. 

Anyway, I didn't intend to make such a big doll, but scrapbook paper can be heavy for this.  Washi or origami paper would have been better.

I made this for the Gingersnap Creations geisha challenge (and check out Petra's super cute shiori ningyo!), but am also entering into the following challenges:

Critter Sketch Challenge - fancy folds
Karen's Doodles - fancy and feminine
Stamping Vacation - playing dress up
Sir Stampalot - ladies and fashion

Juliet Arrighi

19 comments:

Elaine said...

Love this, so very different and beautiful :)

Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

Elaine ♥

Sanna Saksija said...

Wow! Great idea!

pinky said...

Thats amazing, never saw one like it before:) Thanks for playing along with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Netty said...

Terrific bookmark and so beautifully made. Annette x

Lynne K said...

This is wonderful! So unusual. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Lynne x

Sally H said...

What a great card! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

marsha said...

How gorgeous and creative! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge Blog, hope you will come back and play again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha

Michele Pacey said...

How sweet she is! I didn't understand any of that "card-speak" but I love how she looks!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super cute bookmark! Thank you for playing at Critter Sketch Challenge this week!
Hugs,
Georgia

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful. Do like that its a kickstand card, so very creative.take care, gerri

brenda said...

A super make Juliet.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month.

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is so beautiful a real treat very dynamic piece.

Marie

Craftyanny said...

ohhhhhhhhh I like this. Very different. A smashing card.
Thanks for joining us this week on Karen's Doodles
Anne x

Merry said...

This is lovely...wonderful origami. I have been trying a little myself this week. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Vacation.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Beach Cat ! said...

Oh my gosh, this is just plain exquisite!

Suze Bain said...

This is really lovely, such a clever design, works perfectly with the geisha. x

Shar said...

I love your Geisha! Awesome! Such a fab design!

Francesca said...

Absolutely beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca