Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Sorry for the late post, but I wasn't expecting to make a card. Deciding at the very last minute to get into the spirit of it, I decided to make one. I was lucky enough to have a stamped image of Winter Marci who was perfect for my card. I used Copics to color her face (I only had skin and blush colors with me) and the rest was colored with pencils. It had been quite some time since I used colored pencils (as you can tell) so I was having fun with them. I didn't have too much card wise, so kept it within three colors. Black, green & some white. I had a 5-petal punch at work and some SU stamps and luckily some green ink. (score!) Randomly stamped some green and white paper then punched them out. Went with a rainbow design for those flowers. I chose to cut around the rainbow of green and white flowers to give the card a different fun look. Punched out more green flowers and cut one side into a stem to look like 4-leaf clovers. I used the same green ink to smudge the edges. (Wish you could see the shimmer from the ink, I believe I used a Brilliance one, looks pretty cool.) Used another strip of green and cut it into a little hill and smudged the edges as well. Scattered the clovers on the hill and some around Marci and ta-da!

Don't forget you can purchase this cutie as well as any of the new images at the La-La Land Crafts store here. Okie dokie people, Bones is on so I gots to go!!!! hahaha.. Hoping to post a really cool card I made for my co-worker's husband. She and I collaborated on it. She came up with the idea and I designed it.
Hope you had a great St. Paddy's Day! :)

Here's an Irish blessing for you:

Irish Blessings to my ohana and friends
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back...
May the sun shine warm upon your face...
the rains fall soft upon our fields...
...and, until, we meet again...
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Happy St. Paddy's day!
Hope you're wearing green!!!



Nady said...

Ta carte est très jolie et j'aime beaucoup la forme! bravo! hugs
Nadyne xx

Mimi said...

Girl you amaze me! How do you pull it off at work?! Great coloring with the pencils and cute "rainbow"! Thanks for the warm wonderful birthday wishes!! It really made my day special! Hugs, Mimi :D