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Monday, March 4, 2013

Irish Eyes are Smilin' - Challenge at Digi Darla's

This is today's second post.  For my Guest Designer post for The Shabby Tea Room, please scroll down.

Hello and top o' the mornin' to ya!

It's time for another challenge over at Digi Darla's Challenges, and this week's theme for Challenge #52 is "Green Cards."   

I look forward to seeing everyone's interpretations!  One winner will receive 5 Digi Darla images, and any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images, so you could conceivably win 8, yes, eight Digi Darla images.  Very cool!

My card is using the lovely DD Irish Beauty, which you can find here.

I colored the image with Copics, adding the tiniest speck of glitter to the buckle on the lass' hat.  There might be 6 whole glitter flakes, the buckle is so tiny, but one must attend to the details, right?  Besides, nothing but nothing is too small to be glittered in my opinion.

The background and edges of the image panel are colored with chalks for that soft, sunny look.

I've dry embossed the two dsp panels with the same embossing folder, but the different patterns give a completely different look. 

The four leaf clover was made with four small hearts adhered to a glue dot, then painted with CI paints, striped with a Copic marker for the veins, then painted a bit more on top (with Sage and Evergreen).

The pearl here and on the small tag were pastel green before coloring them with the same Copic marker as that used on the clover.

I used two colors of ribbon plus some linen thread for the embellishment along with a picket fence die cut and the small tag, both the fence and tag of which I colored with more CI paints (Ivory and Sage).  I LOVE CI paints for the soft shimmer they give.

And that, lovely readers, is my "green" card today.  Thank you for joining me, and please head on over to the Digi Darla challenge and see what the other Design Team have created, then feel free to join us this week.  We'd love to see what YOU come up with!

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Irish Beauty (Digi Darla), Tiny Flowers and Tags (Flourishes)
Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Whisper White, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Extras: Dies: Labels One, Decorative Labels One (SB); Classic Tags (Flourishes); Picket Fence (Dienamics), Petals a Plenty ef (SU), dimensionals, linen thread (SU), ribbon, pearls, CI Paints (Sage, Evergreen, Ivory), Copics, glitter, chalks.

Challenges entered:

Oozak - Anything Goes w/Spring
Simon Says...Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #122 - Dies or Punches
Crafty Ribbons #40 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
C.R.A.F.T. #196- Embossing
Really Reasonable Ribbon #67 - Show Me the Green & Ribbon
Allsorts #196 - For a Lady
Dynamic Duos #42 - Dark Green & Yellow
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

MFT - Sketch #113


Kristie Goulet said...

Shea, this is truly a work of art! I love green and how you used the different hues on this card! You rock!

Michaela said...

What a super card, Shea. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the yellow and green together. My hubby is Irish so this card would certainly make his day, mine too, 4 leaf clovers are suppose to be lucky.
Michaela xx

Denise Pustelniak said...

This is truly a beauty! Love that embossing!

Erna Logtenberg said...

cute card! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos this week!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Shea - stunning colour.
Thanks for playing along with the Divas this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing this week at Craft hope to see you next week

Melody said...

Sweet image and I love all the green!

catherine said...

This is lovely and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

JD said...

Beautiful card!

Paper Profusion said...

Lots and lots of gorgeous work in this card Shea and it looks fabulous! Irish eyes are smiling at you. Nicola x (in Dublin)

Kimberly S said...

What a pretty card, and lovely coloring on your image! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge. :)

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Karen Day said...

Such a perfect seasonal card! Beautiful colouring - glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

This card is just incredible Shea. The layout, the embossed papers, that gorgeous image that you have coloured so beautifully, the colour choices in general, your flower--every aspect of this card is just fabulous. I'm going to run out of adjectives soon to describe it. My favourite part is the piece that you have the image sitting on. I am going to assume it is a diecut? Anyways, wonderful, wonderful job!


Kristi said...

Wow! I'm totally in love with this card! From the colors to the image to the layout and everything in between! You are so talented!! oh and your coloring is excellent too!

Annie C said...

Shea - Gorgeous! You are such an artist! Good going, my friend!

Heather said...

LOVE this Shea!! I love how the embossing does look different on the two pieces, love the top ones pattern! Sweet image, and fabby coloring!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

cebelica said...

Wow, this is very pretty. I love the fresh colours and the embossing. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. I hope you'll play with us at our new challenge too. Hugs! xx