Friday, March 11, 2011

Luck o' the Irish

Hi girls (and fellow crafters)
I can finally make cards again (or rather use my scalpel and stand for a limited period of time - I like to stand when I am crafting... weird I know, but hey it's my preference) so I have put together some of the images I have been colouring in while I have been recovering from my op and I have made some cards with them that I thought I would share with you.

The first one I am going to show is a card I have made for Karens Doodles Challenge Blog and this week's challenge is to 'Go GREEN'. So I thought what better time to make my good friend Kathy a Happy St Patrick's Day card.

Here's what I did:
I covered my white base card in a little green DP and then cut a circle in the centre using my new circle cutter.

On the inside of the card, I covered the circle with acetate, and then cut a larger circle into some holographic mirri card to use as the back (and the seal) of my shaker. I then went around the circle with foam pads and added gold stars and silver hearts to the 'hole'. I then attached the holographic circle to the foam pads and pressed down firmly.

Now it was time to finish off the outside of the card. So I used Karen's Doodles Lucky Leprechaun and coloured him in the following promarkers: Pear, Grass and Forest Green. A little Cinnamon for his cane and Pumpkin and Cinnamon blended together for his beard and his eyebrows. Then I got my gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen and coloured his buttons and buckles with it.

I cut around the image leaving a thin white border and mounted it to the front of the acetate with foam pads. Hope you like him, I think this image can't help but make you smile?

Thanks for stopping by, hugs xxx


Chris (catt871) said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!!!! What a GREAT shaker card, I love it!!! So clever!!! THANKS for joining us at Karen's Doodles!

Nancy said...

OOOOH I love this shaker card, Fae:O) The background looks awesome, and your colouring is fabulous! Love that you have left the thin white border around the image. Great work!
Thank you for joining Karen's Doodles, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)