Monday, March 6, 2017

Magic of a Leprechaun

     The magic of Spring is right around the corner and, for those of us who are Irish (and a few who are Irish one day a year!), the month of March also makes us think of leprechauns, with a magic all their own.  This fun image is from Fabrika Fantasy and, with my Irish heritage, I just had to use this fantastic leprechaun on a card.

     This is going to be a really fast post and I'll pre-schedule it to go live while I'm sleeping.  Colored with ProMarkers, cut with a Memory Box stitched, scalloped-circle die, and mounted onto a ribbon background.

     The dark green ribbon is covered in glitter and sparkles beautifully  I used most of that ribbon for Christmas projects.  Both of the ribbons were just scrap pieces left in my ribbon box from other projects.  The striped ribbon was from a sewing project I did over a year ago.

     I added no embellishments at all so that it would remain very CAS and easy to mail.

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     OK, I'm heading to bed.  It's raining again and I can hear the wind blowing outside but it's snug and cozy under the covers so the fur babies and I are off to get warm.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

Very pretty sparkly green ribbon and this little guy is a cutie! Great card whether you're Irish or not.

Donna Ellis said...

WOWOW! Your coloring is FANTASTIC, Connie! I love the striped background in the ribbon, and all the glitz so appropriate for a leprechaun! hugs, de

Dorothy S said...

This is so cute!
I have a question for you - would you mind sending me an e-mail and I will respond? edschultz11 (at) gmail (d0t) com

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, love the ribbon background and the Leprechaun is wonderful.
Linda xxx

Di said...

Oh Connie, this is adorable! What a cute leprechaun and I love your use of snippets as well.

My granny was Irish. so my Mum was half Irish - which makes me one quarter Irish :) That might explain why I like shamrock sandwiches :) Joke!


Di xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a cute image and some super looking ribbons.

Sue xx

Christi Conley said...

Love LOVE love this! Your leprechaun is quite the fellow, your coloring is superb (as always!) I've been having a bit of downtime, but, I can feel my muse getting itchy. Erin go Bragh my friend ~ stay warm!! xoxo

ScrappyHorses said...

Ok, that background is ALL ribbon! I get it! I saw this over at Outlawz and had to come over to see how you did that amazing background! So fun! We've had lots of rain and wind here, also. Raining today and again tomorrow. I guess I can't complain the winter here was very mild. Hope it clears up where you are!

Unknown said...

Fun card, Connie. Love the image and that ribbon is gorgeous. Wishing you a good day/evening.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is this! Being Irish, I love to see all of the Irish card ideas : ) and images! I love your pleat looking BG- and your fab coloring! Wonderful card for all Iriah, and for those who are Irish for a day!

Anne Temple said...

Love this! You've colored him beautifully too and the background is wonderful.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a fabulous image, love it and your colouring, a Great card.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wowzers, this is great, fabulous leprechaun Connie! Your colouring is super.

Judy McKay said...

Such a cute card. Love the image and your card design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our RIBBON GIRL challenge blog
so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

MaryH said...

Saw your cute little guy at the Snippets Playground. Love this cute image, and St Pat's images are not easy to find. He's colored beautifully, and I really like the way you've done the background, with the wider strips trimmed with the narrow ones. Great texture! Perfect theme colors too! TFS & Hugs

Rae Ann said...

Love the ribbon background you created! Such a great way to use up ribbon scraps. The stitched dies are a great detail.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.