Friday, September 3, 2010

Fun with Funky Kits Manga Stamps!

I became a stamping fool a couple of years ago, and since then, I have amassed quite the collection. I started with the Studio G dollar stamps, moved into clear inkadinkadoo sets, then fell upon what I call my ultimate favs for my stamping joy. These include most anything by High Hopes, Lily Of The Valley, Kraftin' Kimmie, Elisabeth Bell, Belles n Whistles, Tim Holtz and just about every stamp offered by Funky Kits.
My son loves Japanese anime, and I love to watch it with him so I can get ideas for coloring with my copics. The colors and blending are just amazing on these cartoons.  Here's a brief description of Manga

The word Manga can be translated as, “humorous pictures.” Manga became very popular in the 20th century when laws prohibiting the publication of those kinds of items were lifted. It has since become a huge part of Japanese culture. Unlike in America, Manga is read by most people in the country. The artists and writer of Manga are well respected for their work, much like the writers of literature in America.

Recently, Manga has become popular in America. It has been a very successful new medium that has become very popular with young people. Manga, and the Anime that it has inspired, has been seen on T.V., in movies, and has even influenced the art styles of certain American artists like Ed McGuinness, Brian Wood, and Frank Miller.

In Japan, a lot of Anime is based on popular Manga, but in America, it is usually the other way around. Most of the times, publishers will wait until an Anime has been released through stations like Fox, Cartoon Network, and The WB. Then the Manga will be published in conjunction with the release of the cartoon.

My favorite stamps from Funky Kits are the Mangas.

Funky Kits is releasing it's  new Christmas Mangas and will be having a Blog Hop tomorrow starting at Sugar Nellie. They are also giving away the best blog candy. Check them out and enter! I decided to post a couple of fun cards that I made with last year's Mangas. I know it's early, but I figured why not join in the Manga Holiday Spirit!

Some Manga Christmas ATCs.

A Christmas Card

 Door Hanger

I hope you enjoyed the sweet little Manga girls as much I as enjoyed stamping, coloring and creating with them!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Colleen! Those are beautiful!!!! I love these stamps and your coloring is amazing!