Hello, lovely to see you visiting today. I've got a couple of days annual leave which means a long weekend off work so I'm really looking forward to some 'me time' in my craft room although I should really tackle some spring cleaning. This weeks theme over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge is 'St Patrick's Day', we are also celebrating the birthday of none other than Cynthia, our Rainbow Lady herself!! This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by
CRAFTY NOTIONS ... our lucky winner will recieve a fab mixture of goodies! I'm really jealous and the Crafty Notions shop is a real Aladdins Cave of crafty loveliness :-)
Anyway my card this week features a gorgeous shamrock image which is a freebie from Waltzing Mouse (as is the sentiment, you can find them here). The image is coloured with promarkers and cut out with one of my favourite nesties and distressed with antique linen distress ink. The image and sentiment are both matted on green mirri card edged with a gold krylon pen.
I made the background with starburst stains, I love using these inks they are so shimmery! I had to use 'Lucky Shamrock Green' and Golden dubloons for the background on a St Patrick's Day card lol. After a layer of lucky shamrock green I added random splodges of golden dubloons and sprinkled it with lots of sea salt. When you dust the salt off the dry background it give a really lovely mottled effect. Its hard to see on a photo but hopefully this shows it a little better
The swirly corner stamps are from Elusive Images and the green and gold stripy ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the gold gems are from my stash.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Luck of the Irish
Alota Rubber Stamps: St Patrick's Day green
Alphabet challenge: Stripes
Crafty Cardmakers spotlight: Make your own designer paper
Crafty Ho's Challenge: gold, green and white
Creative Card Crew: Green
Delicious Doodles: green for St Patrick's Day
ECP challenges: Green
If the shoe fits: St Patrick's day
Inspiration Avenue: St Patrick's Day
Mamie Doodles: Monochomatic green with a bit of the Irish
Sentimental Sunday: Let's go green
Sisterhood of Crafters: St Patrick's Day
Stamp something: something cream and green
Tellen's Place: St Patrick's Day celebration
Thanks for visiting, I'm really looking forward to seeing your
St Patrick's Day inspired cards this week.