Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Clover Pixie for St. Patrick's

     I love doing St. Patrick's Day cards.  I know it's not a big holiday for most of us - certainly not Christmas or Easter.  But I'm Irish on both sides of the family tree and I was born on March 17 so how can I not love it?

     I also love taking images which weren't really intended to be for St. Paddy's and turning them into something fun and green.  That's what I did with this darling "Clover Pixie" from AuroraWings.

I started with the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday
but took a liberty with the placement of one of the 
doilies because the flower embellies were better
showcased that way.

     I colored with ProMarkers, then cut the image with a die from Gina Marie.  Notice the 4-leaf clover shapes in the die cut?  I used two small, purple doilies and mounted everything onto cream CS.  I made one of my hand-sewn bows from sheer ribbon which was white and I 'dyed' it with a green ProMarker.

     I added the crocus embellishments because they were my Grammy's favorite flower.  She always said that they cheered her more than any other flower because they were always the first sign of spring, poking up through the snow, arriving even before their leaves had started, determined to show the world that spring was on its way.  :-D

AuroraWings (1st column)
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Sentiments
Digi Choosday
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Color
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Simon Says Stamp and Show

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Connie, love your interpretation of the sketch too.
Linda xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! this is gorgeous Connie, love the colours and how you have coloured that lovely image.

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness! I LOVE her "hair"! Colored to perfection and so pretty.

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is so, so fabulous! Gorgeous image and wonderful colouring, and I so loved the story behind your creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW! This is fabulous, Connie! LOVE your coloring of Clover Pixie and I think she's just perfect for St. Patrick's Day. And what a lucky day for your birthday, being of Irish ancestry and all. Gorgeous design and the purple doilies makes that green just sing! Thanks so much for playing Bingo with us at Aurora Wings. xxD

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

This is so gorgeous, Nana Connie! The purple doilies really complement the green in the beautifully colored image here. That's so lucky that your birthday is on the St. Patrick's Day! How awesome! Thank you for joining us for the Bingo challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

Terri Winske said...

She certainly is a beauty! I like how you made a non-traditional image into a St. Patrick's Day card....what a great idea! I still have a few SPD cards to make....thanks for the inspiration!! So glad you joined our challenge this week at PIP Challenges.

Krafty Kaylin said...

Way to make the sketch do what you wanted and what was best for the card. Thanks for playing along with us at TSOT.

Heather said...

Wow, what fun colors! I totally stretch sketches all the time myself, I think your choices were spot-on - such a fun fairy image! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous card. hugs, Teresa

Jane Savage said...

So gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Dropping by with heartfelt love, and thanking you for sharing your pretty artwork. Please forgive my copy and paste today. But I want you to know that I’m thinking of you with fondness. Hugs, de

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Emma Williams said...

Very pretty card and the image is so beautifully's lovely and thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

Anna said...

Wowww love it!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!
Anna Dt

Donna Scholz said...

Beautiful card, Connie! Love the colors!!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. -Donna

Dawn Sirdefield said...

What a super job. I love how the purple doilies set off the image and the placement of those crocuses. Such a great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Aurora Wings this time, good luck.
Dawn (DT)

Pssequimages said...

Congratulations on your win, Connie. What GREAT good luck she will bring your recipient. Gorgeous!