Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Just had to share two projects I finished up in the wee hours of the morning......

Doesn't look like much, but this card took hours to complete!

When I think of Ireland & the friends I've made who are living there, this phrase sums up my feelings about them pretty well: Loyalty, Love, Friendship. Below is a true Irish Shamrock plant. A dear friend of mine mailed the seeds from Ireland a few years back. Bet he thought I'd never grow them! :-) Little does he know that I have a black thumb......but these little darlings just keep growing & growing.....about time to give them a haircut though & thin them out.

Here is a closer view. This card is full of sparkle! You can't beat the shine when you use Stickles glitter from Ranger Products. After stamping the image, I used Peerless color water paper palette to fill the image in using a water brush. The original stamp had part of the forearm but you will notice here I have cut the forearms off.....why? Well, while I was filling in the color, I didn't realize that I had blue on my thumb......well needless to say, the forearms looked bruised so I cut the bruised arms off......it was either that or toss the whole thing.....and that wasn't happening after all the work I put into this card!

Still in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day......I saw these acrylic beads and they just had that WOW factor! Rarely do I ever buy acrylic beads. But combine those acrylic beads with Swarvoski and you've got a knock down gorgeous necklace! Talk about the shine factor! When I saw the acrylic beads, I knew I had to use them for St. Patrick's Day. Inspired by the weathery mix Ireland goes through ....... The Weather of Ireland came to life. The blues for all the rains, clear Swarvoski crystals for all the ice/snow, greens for the weather produces lush plant growth, yellow for the delightful sunny days........thus the name "The Weather of Ireland".

Another shot (just in case you didn't see it the first time...snicker) of the amazing colors in this necklace!

For all my friends here & there...... Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

Dianne said...

Love the colors of Ireland. You made another masterpiece.