Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Perfect Sentiments Challenge #69 - Going Green

Finally it's March! Spring is nearly here along with many of us claiming Irish roots. Our challenge this week at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge is a color challenge perfect for spring or the Irish:

Going Green with a touch of Gray


Our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish who is providing 5 digis for one lucky winner!

I used their digi called "Lucky Leprechaun."

I typed the sentiment on the card front after seeing some great Irish Blessings on the net. Here's a link for some Irish Blessings - http://tacomaweekly.tripod.com/Irish-Quotations.html

I embossed the darker green with some four-petaled flowers reminiscent of shamrocks. I stamped small shamrocks on the sentiment banner and larger ones on the light green patterned cardstock that I placed with the flowers. The green flowers had sparkly brown centers that I covered with green sparkles. The white flower is from a large consultant set that I've had since 2009. I surrounded the green brad with darker green bitty sparkles. The photo doesn't show that I also colored the coins in the gray pot with a metallic gold marker.

Inside the card I included an Irish blessing that's a Tuesday freebie at Michelle Perkett Studio.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion #102 - Luck of the Irish - St. Patrick's Day projects
Clear It Out - St. Patrick's Day theme and use up green supplies from stash (green checked ribbon from 2005 and green brads from 2009)
Great Impressions - the color green
Hiding in My Craft Room #87 - Greens
Oldie But Goodie - Feeling Floral - white flower and green brad from 2009
Scrappy Frogs - Green/St. Patrick's Day
Sweet Stamps #107 - Green
Twisted Tuesday #45 - Spring plus Green

6.5" x 5" St. Patrick's Day Card Recipe:
Paper - Graphic 45 "Tropical Travelogue;" Close To My Heart Topiary, Slate, and White Daisy cardstock
Image - Robyn's Fetish "Lucky Leprechaun"
Stamps and Ink - CTMH In the Month of March and Topiary Ink
Alcohol Ink Markers - CTMH (mixed Buttercup and Sweet Leaf for the light green), Topiary, Copics- E00, N0, N2, N4
Accents - CTMH green sparkles, gold metallic pen and Just Blooms (white colored Big Pinks retired); gingham ribbon from old stash, Martha Stewart flowers (green)
Tools - Spellbinder's Nestabilities "Lattice Rectangles," and "Scalloped Rectangles;"fiskars embossing plate,



Jennipher said...

Vickie, you pulled this together so nicely! Love all the green flowers and the perfectly colored image.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the cheeky chaps face!
Hugs Shell xx

Vickie Y said...

Cute card! Love the Irish Blessing. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Paula Bee said...

This is so cute! Love the little guy, he is adorable!

Laura W said...

This is great! Love the image and sentiment. Thanks for the link, will go check it out for some more sayings :)

Laura W said...

Opps, forgot to say...Thanks for playing at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog, good luck!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. The image is so cute and your coloring is amazing. Love the layout and the flowers you added.

Debs said...

Fabulous card - so colourful.
Thanks for playing along with us at OBAG this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card love the sentiment and blessing-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
Carol DT x

Jenscrapstoo said...

A Wonderful Irish card!! Love the image you have used!! Love the use of GREEN!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Cheryl said...

Wonderful! I love the sentiment you used and the various shades of green.

Thank you for joining our challenge at Great Impressions Stamps .


Esther said...

Adorable!!! Inside and out!!!!
Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!!!

Karen said...

Well put together card. Love all those green blooms. Love the Irish blessing too. Thanks for sharing with us at Scrappy Frogs this month.

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Such a sweet card, I love your finished touches inside and out! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Luck of the Irish" challenge :)

Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for playing along @ CIO challenge awesome take on it this week hope you stop by and play again,,,LYNN <<(><

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining in with my 'Feeling Floral' challenge over at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x