Monday, February 23, 2015

Lucky Irish Lass

     My second St. Patrick's card for this year and I have another three in the pipeline.  Most people don't make a big deal of St. Paddy's but I make cards and send them to all my grandchildren in honor of the fact that I'm Irish on both sides of my family tree and I celebrate my birthday on St. Patrick's.  :-D

     As soon as I saw this image at AuroraWings, I knew I wanted to use it for a spring green card.  I also knew that the card was going to be vintage and highly embellished, unlike the CAS you've seen from me over the weekend.  Yes, I love learning to do CAS (and do it well) but I also love vintage so when I get to do 'fussy,' I love it, too.

I based my design on the sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges,
but ran my lace and ribbon the other way 
because the card is a vertical A2.
I took my colors from DRS Designs 
but made her a redhead 'cause she's Irish. :-D


     The image is colored with ProMarkers, and cut with one of my framing dies from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was printed with a computer font and hand cut.  All of the embellishments came from my stash; ribbon and lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon, gold mesh recycled from gift wrapping at Christmas, and the bow came from a craft store originally but has been in my stash for quite a while.

Catch the Bug (1st column)

     That's all I have for today.  We got a good rain last night and we have bright sunshine today, but it's cold outside despite that.  Not freezing or anything near that, but windy so there's a bite in the air.  Still, I should be able to get some plants in the beds this weekend, unless it rains again.  At least I don't have to water before planting.  And, yes, I'm thinking of all my friends buried under six foot snow drifts.  I'll even put in a tomato, squash, or carrot just for you.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


*Vicki* said...

So beautiful NC! Love the green monochrome along with the ribbon and lace!! :)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful coloring and a beautiful card! Love the mesh on here as well as that pretty lace. Outstanding in all that green.
Have fun planting that garden this weekend!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

OMG!!! Just love what you created here. This is so eye catching. The composition is spectular. Vintage feel of this image is simply gorgeous.

Jackie Scott said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love the greens, the image is beautiful. Pretty mesh, bow and ribbon. Enjoy your garden, we just wish the temp would get above 0.

Davi said...

Beautiful NC!! I love that wonderful image with the pretty lace!! Sounds like you will have a great garden :)

Unknown said...

Fantastic NC love the image and I adore Green, anyway, fabulous colouring and detail, hugs xxx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love that image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Pop's Cards said...

I love this the colours are stunning such a gorgeous image too, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time hugs Pops x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW, this is just so beautiful, love the green.

Donna Hanley said...

Wonderfully pretty card, Connie. You manage to do all types of cards in fabulous fashion. Love the mesh and your lovely bow as well as the image. I will be expecting to see pictures of our veggies as they grow. LOL Enjoy your day.

Teresa Arsenault said...

A fabulous design that showcases the image, Connie. She is lovely.

Shelia said...

beautiful use of ribbon and lace!! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at DRS Designs this week. Good Luck!

Mojca said...

What a lovely card! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Linda Simpson said...

WOW! This is fabulous I love the gorgeous image and beautiful design.
Linda xxx

Scrappy Scatty said...

a perfect stunning card
Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time

Heather said...

A stunning card Connie, a beautifully coloured image and wonderfully embellishments!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
Heather xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love your colouring.

Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Helen x

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely image, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

Pat xx

Cumbrianlass said...

This is gorgeous NC love the image and the colours and your colouring is fabulous.
Janet xxx

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

So beautiful, NC! I love her in shades of green. Beautiful design, too. Thank you for joining the "My Lucky Colors" challenge at Aurora Wings.

Mitzi xx
Artist/Owner Aurora Wings

Unknown said...

Lovely card for the upcoming spring. I do own this stamp, too, and you have colored it so beautifully, this will be my inspiration. Thank you for joining our 'special lady' challenge at Crafty Catz and don't forget to check tomorrow who is the winner.
Anna xxx

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Beautiful coloring and all that yummy green!!! Thank you for joining the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Jen Leeflang said...

So beautiful in the green shades! Thanks for playing Bugaboo BINGO! with us this week. Good luck in the draw. We hope to see you join us again soon.
Jen L

Kelly Schelske said...

Ohhh, fun greens! Great card!

Thank you for playing along with us at Dis Digis!

Kathy said...

Connie, this is stunning, love the Irish lass and your gorgeous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh she's just breathtaking as an Irish lass, Connie! Love the vivid greens and your fab vintage details. Thanks so much for joining our "Lucky Colors" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Eve's Been Reading said...

Stunning card! Thank you for joining in the fun with us for the 'Spring Greens' challenge at Graph'It Marker Colouring Crazy Challenge!! Yvonne (DT)

Dawn said...

Gorgeous, I love the image & I love your choice of rich green!
Great card for Paddy's Day!
Dawn xx

Joey said...

This is beautiful! love the greens. Thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Jo x