Friday, February 25, 2011


According to my quick search, that is the informal way to say "hello" in Japanese before noon.

The card I am sharing today is a combination of three challenges, two using paper piecing and one using a sketch.  The stamp set is on loan from my friend Bobbie at church (Ohayoo, Bobbie!).  As soon as I saw this little girl stamp I knew I wanted to add the pins and from there I had a lot of fun playing with her. 

I stamped the girl on black and pieced the hair, on a solid from the BG "Olivia" pack for the bottom edge and a floral from the BG pack for her dress.  Not sure the twine is very Asian, but the color was PERFECT!  I gave her a red lip and some beautiful pins for her hair.

The banner is from Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific" set and the "thank you" greeting, "arigato" was stamped using Lawn Fawn's "Harold's ABC". 

Here's the BG Sketch:

Lawnscaping #4: Paper Piecing  (this is my second entry)
Moxie Fab World: Paper piecing  (they have other challenges running simultaneously!)
Basic Grey Challenges #38 Sketch  (just found this place and I have lots of BG to play with)

Paper: Basic Grey "Olivia"
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABC", Hero Arts "Four Dolls"
Ink: Memento black, Distress Fired Brick and Peeled Paint
Other: Swirls Cuttlebug folder, Twinery "honeydew", pins from my mom, pop dots, Cricut "George" for oval,               flower punch, gems from HL

Thanks for coming by today!
I am just tickled at how this turned out!
"ne" or bye!  ~Kelly


Karen B. said...

This is so cute and fun, and oh so personalized. I love the addition of the twine, too.

Christiana said...

Very cute! I've been thinking of doing an "arigato" card for a while! My friend Ken from work is teaching me Japanese and I'm teaching him German. I would LOVE for Lawn Fawn to come out with an international "hellos and thank yous" stamp set, but in the meantime, Harold's ABCs and Jessie's ABCs work well for that. Love your card! The paper piecing is fab. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great job on this card and all three challenges! TFS =)

Brandi said...

This is so cute!!!

Stella said...

This is cute and gorgeous; I love the combo of pink and green. That little Japanese girl looks so cute and sweet!

Lynnette said...

I love these colors, so bright and cheery. Great job on paper piecing. Fun card

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantastic card, I just love the BG papers you have used which are just perfect for your little Asian image.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges and hope you can join us again soon.


Jo x

Cath said...

Hey Kelly! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)