Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm sorry that I'm posting this a little early. I've had it ready to go for a week now and I can't wait any longer. LOL

This is my first ever blog hop and I'm very excited to see what everyone creates. My card came together pretty quickly because as soon as I saw Claire's beautiful shamrock digi stamp I knew I was going to attack it with my Copics.


I tried to make all of the shamrocks look different so I used a few different shades of green and just started coloring. I cut out the image and mounted it with dimensionals on Rustic Cream, New Leaf, and purple cardstock from my stash.



The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's mini set Luck of the Irish--so is the tiny shamrock that I stamped randomly in New Leaf ink all over the Rustic Cream base.

I'm embarrassed to say that I've had my Copics for quite some time now and I rarely use them. I usually gravitate towards stamps that are solid images that don't require coloring, but I guess when I find the right images I can be inspired enough to get them out. (Thanks again to Claire!)


Thank you for coming to visit. I hope you enjoyed my first ever blog hop card. :-)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


30 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Mary - I love this! What a great background paper you have created, and you really did an outstanding job coloring the digi image! Happy St. Patrick's Day, chickie!

Genevieve said...

So pretty, I love all the wee teeny weeny shamrocks :)

Bonnie said...

Oh this is so pretty! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love your background paper!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! Love the custom stamped DP & you did a great job coloring the bunch of shamrocks!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful card Mary! and your shamrocks look wonderful - you achieved such depth with your coloring!

The shamrock bg stamping adds a little whimsey to the card and the distressed edge looks great!

thanks for participating in the blog hop today!

Angela Mclean said...

A very lovely card.... love the coloring and particularly your home-made background paper.
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Claire Brennan said...

Wow Mary, your colouring is leaping from the screen, so beautifully done!!! and I love your background pattern! Happy St Patrick's Day to you and Joe and thank you so much for hopping with us!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Your shamrocks look like I have my 3-D glasses on....amazing. It's all the different colors of green just pushing each one closer to the front. thanks for using the copics.

Dolly Mixtures said...

Such a perfect combination...Walzing Mouse Stamps and papertrey Ink. I love the torn edge on your central image- gives it some Irish rustic charm! Happy St Patrick's Day! :) Angela (aka Dolly Mixtures)

mycardz said...

VERY pretty card! I just love these two colors together - purple and green. The shamrocks are so striking against the white cs!

anya said...

Mary, this is just beautiful. You should use your Copics more, your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for hopping with us!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful card today Mary, the purple is so rich looking your bundle of shamrocks look real.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, love the purple and gold it's so vibrant, Pauline x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mary!! Love the dimension and your colors are so rich and gorgeous!!

Cammie said...

Your coloring is beautiful; you're going to have to use those Copics more. I love how you created the dp with the tiny shamrocks.

Belinda said...

Mary, totally awesome! Love your coloring -- definitely use them more! :) Love the purple and green combo as well and the distressing! Perfect! Happy St Patrick's Day!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is so cute - I love the shamrock BG you created! Nice coloring - keep those Copics close :-)

Laurie Marmon said...

Very nice coloring. I agree, this image just screamed to be colored, didn't it? Love the green and purple! I like your little shamrocks on the card base too.

Cheryl said...

I love purple and green together. This is a beautiful card!

Kelly S. said...

I love the dp you made and your coloring is fantastic...this purple and green thing has me itching to try it myself, just beautiful!

Marge said...

GORGEOUS presentation!!!

Kathryn B said...

Very Pretty! I like how you made yur DP paper!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

I love the green and purple -- that bunch of shamrocks just JUMPS right off the card! Gorgeous :)

Jennifer Holmes said...

I love that tiny little shamrock! What a great card!

Betty Benton said...

Your background paper is terrific! And you definitely need to pull the Copics out more often -- you did a marvelous job with this image!!! It's gorgeous!

Betty Benton said...

Your background paper is terrific! And you definitely need to pull the Copics out more often -- you did a marvelous job with this image!!! It's gorgeous!

Betty Benton said...

Your background paper is terrific! And you definitely need to pull the Copics out more often -- you did a marvelous job with this image!!! It's gorgeous!

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful job and the distress on the background is a great touch.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Amazing job! The colors you chose are just perfection - so rich and vibrant!! And, I love the background paper you created with the little shamrock - great!!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card Mary!! Such wonderful coloring and the purple is so pretty with it! :)