Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Very First Fabulous Giveaway!

The very first giveaway at A Life More Fabulous comes from one of my very favourite shops in Toronto - The Paper Place, a paper boutique that specializes in Japanese hand silkscreened paper. Each sheet is handcrafted with several layers of individual patterns that combine to form the most beautiful, intricate patterns.



One of my favourite things in the world is beautiful stationery and notebooks. This lovely thick notepad is covered with beautiful Katazome-shi paper.

Using traditional kimono-printing techniques, these elegant bold patterned papers were developed in Kyoto during the 20th century by an inspired soul. Using persimmon-dyed kozo as the stencils, and aided by paste and "Kojiro" (soy bean juice), the pigments absorb deeply into the paper to produce long-lasting colour and the unmistakable look of a print truly made by hand.

The lovely floral pattern is peony pink and scarlet, it would be the perfect place to journal lovely thoughts, finds and sketches of the summer...


To enter, just leave a comment below... and be sure to visit The Paper Place to see more of
their exquisite paper designs, let me know which is your favourite!

A winner will be randomly selected on Monday June 22, 2009 and announced here.
If you do not have a blog or a contact email on your blog, please include it in your comment.

{bonne chance!/good luck!}

15 comments:

mehappy said...

What a beautiful journal!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Oh wow. I adore beautiful papers. I love using them to make my own cards as well. And to think they are Japanese silkscreened... x

captivateme said...

I love the paper place! what a gorgeous journal :-)

Kristen Sara said...

All of these treasures are beautiful! How fun!

Bombchell said...

how lovely!

Bluebell said...

Thats such a lovely print! Congrats on your first giveaway!

down and out chic said...

oh my, we totally are on the same page!!! oh my gosh i'm in love with this shop and B is going to love it too! i'm bookmarking it right now and there's no way i can choose my favorite pattern...i feel a project coming on.
thanks for introducing me to this amazing shop!

Priscila said...

THANKS FOR DROPPING BY MY BLOG! THAT BIRD WAS SCARY :) HAHA
YOU HAVE A LOVELY BLOG! ILL BE BACK LOTS TO SEE WHAT YOU ARE UP TOO

For Your Inspiration said...

I would love to have any of the green chiyogami papers framed as art for my living room.

T said...

This would make THE perfect gift for my mothers 50th. I've been searching for something really special to get all her 9 children, 8 grandchildren and the rest of her family and people whose lives she has touched to sign in and let her know just how special she is. She is the most amazing person I know and all her life she has sacrificed and put others first. My personal favorite is the Chiyogami 605. I love the colours and the design. tereigna@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the asian theme notebook, how beautiful!

Emma said...

Hey there lovely. I LOVE paper shops - combine great paper (as a form of art) with a journal and there you have two of my favourite things. Congrats on your first giveaway. xxx.

Skitch said...

Hurrah for beautiful paper!!

Wini said...

Congrats on your first giveaway! What a pretty notebook, I love Japanese patterns :) I had a look at the website, all the designs are very pretty, hard chose a fav! I have some of the paper featured on their storefront... love how its been made in to a garment! Hope i'm not too late to enter. Wini

Anonymous said...

I want to win....what do I have to do????

Delightful Mardi

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