Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Lots of Leprechauns!




I just adore this leprechaun from Whipper Snapper Designs! I never made (or even bought) a St. Patricks Day card before but felt compelled to do it this year. I found this guy on WSD and made four cards. They are each very similar. I don't have a lot of people I would send these cards to and since this is the first ever St. Patricks Day stamp I've bought I needed to use him for all of them. I had so much fun coloring his jolly face and that cute little body doing a jig! So the leprechaun and flower border are from WSD. The sentiments and other small images are all from Studio G...those $1 clear sets you can pick up at Michaels and A.C. Moore. I bought 3 of them so I have several small images for backgrounds (like the beer mugs!) and embellishments and envelopes. The brads are from American Crafts and the shamrock button from Dress it Up. The rhinestones are Kaiser Craft. I used stickles in lime green and lots of Sakura Star Dust accents on his buckles and pot of gold and on some of the sentiments. All images are colored with Copics. The ribbon is all from Michaels. The design paper is from Reminisce, Shamrock Burst (white with green dot pattern) and the green polka dot paper I totally can't remember! I will update if it comes to me! White cardstock is from Papertrey and all colored cardstock is Bazzill.


In the above image I colored his face then grabbed the wrong Copic when I went to shade and made a mess! I tried to used the colorless blender to take off some color and went over it again with the base. It got so pink that I was going to just toss it but instead I put it to the side. I went back to it again later and decided I might salvage it. I though about trimming one of the images so I figured this one was already compromised I might as well use it! I ended up really liking it after I trimmed it and I just love the border stamp. It was longer than the card so after coloring I trimmed it to fit. I still have a tiny piece that is waiting for me in my scrap pile! I made the background by placing several clear stamps on one block and stamping them repeatedly. I added stickles to the shamrocks. You know, the more I look at it, the tag is just kind of floating in the middle. Why would I do that? How on earth did I not notice that before? Oh well.


Here's another one:




And here's one more:




And finally the last one!


I've been sewing again too. Still very simple, I am not ready to get fancy yet! I had one tangle and thought "oh here it goes" but I got it straightened out. I'm just glad my lines are basically straight!

15 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

these cards are fantastic, that leprechaun image is adorable, love WS stamps. Happy St. Patrick's Day

Julia said...

Love your cute leprechaun Danielle! great St. Pat's cards and wonderful job coloring them - I enjoy your blog! I found it through SCS

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Janine said...

How CUTE !!! is this guy !! Great job on all the cards.

Rose Ann said...

All of your leprechaun cards are so cute!! Your coloring is wonderful as well! Great job!!

Ashley Bowen said...

SUPER Cute!! That's probaly the cutest leprechaun I've seen in years! Loveit! Hugs! Ash~
www.ashleyscreativecorner.com

Joan and Amy said...

Wow, I love all of these. They're fantastic. Joan

Catherine said...

love that leprechaun and love the stitching.. nicely done!

Shane Belceto said...

Looks like you are a pro to me these are great!

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The Lucky Clucker said...

Hey I LOVE these cards!! but I know what you mean about not having anyone to send them too! St. Paddy's Day is not a big send-cards-to people day - at least for me - do a blog candy giveaway with them!! or better yet.....send them to me!!!!

Candy said...

Fantastic job on them all!!

Ila said...

I love these cards!!..Fabulous colors, accents and your sewing is Wonderful!!

Velta said...

Oh My! This place is too wonderful!!! I am so glad I happened upon your blog. Your work is incredible! The coloring is absolutely perfect! K...I am subscribing :)

janet said...

These cards are just marvelous!!

Debbie Olson said...

Wow! Your Copic coloring is excellent on these! Great layouts too--beautiful job!

Debbie Olson said...

Love the Leprechauns! Your Copic Coloring is fabulous. :-)