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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Asian Garden


Good morning everyone!! I hope everything is OK in your little corner of the world!!! Before my Dad was admitted to the hospital last week I had taken everything out of one of the bedroom closets. My plan was to sort the toys, sack up some of the clothes for the church garage sale, and do a real good cleaning, however, it's all still sitting there all over the room waiting patiently for me to get my rear in gear...LOL!!! Since I have to work today and tomorrow  it will just have to sit there till next weekend...unless the good fairy decides to pay me a visit....I can only hope...LOL!!!  Anyway....

It was my turn to host the TLC challenge on Splitcoast this week and since the challenge landed on my birthday (yesterday), I decided the challenge would be my favorite technique...paper piecing!!!

The sweet little Geisha Girl from Hero Arts Japanese Garden set was  paper pieced with Konnichiwa papers from Basic Grey. The shading and black details on the kimono, the face, hair, hands, and shoes were all colored with Copics. The background paper is also from the Konnichiwa collection and the paper pieced lanterns are from My Cute Stamp's NiHao set (I noticed they are having a 50% off sale on all their stamps....whoohoo!!). The felt *grass*, sewing, ribbon, and button finish it off.

This is also for a few other challenges:
1.Desert Islands Crafters - use 3 of 10 (I used bright colors, button, twine)
2. A Gem of a Challenge - pink, green, and blue
3. Crazy 4 Challenges - gardening or in the great outdoors
4. Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays - ribbons and bows
5. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - stitching

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

18 comments:

Sasha said...

Such a sweetie. I love your oriental themed card, Joan. Beautifully stamped and coloured x

Dawn Easton said...

Loved your card when I saw it yesterday on SCS. Sweet image!!!

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable! Love all the dimension and those papers are perfect. Happy belated Birthday!

Annette said...

aww I so love this...what a fun....cute cute card...

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really sweet Joan, I like the sweet image, the lanterns and the papers.
Kevin xx

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday Joan! Your card is as cute as can be! Hope to get a chance to play! Have a day filled with all the joys you so richly deserve!
Hugs!

Basslady said...

this is so adorable and cute!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Becky said...

Joan, this is so cute! Love the paper piecing and the background is just so perfect with this image. Great bow too. :)

jimlynn said...

If the good fairy shows up....send him here too! LOL!
Precious card and love the little lantern banner.
Lynn

iReneM said...

This is such a lovely card, Joan. Great paper piecing and superb stitching.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
x

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Joan, what a super-cute card, i love the girl and your paper piecing is a joy to see....fab work! Good luck with getting the fairies to come and tidy away your stuff for you, I've been waiting for them to visit me but so far no show, LOL. CoB

Tammy said...

Phefff, that good fairy you're hoping for is lost in space! She's way, way overdue at my house! Love, love your card today! Sweet image!

Cindy said...

I love this card so much! I just bought this Hero Arts set and can't wait to use it. Thank you so much for the creative inspiration - your cards are just awesome!

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card Joan! Love the added piece of felt. Beautiful job and design.

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful card Joan, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Sue said...

Ooh I love this Joan! the girl is really sweet and I love those lanterns. What gorgeous paper and stunning colours! :-)
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sandy said...

I love this Joan - really very special!
Sandy

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx