Friday, March 9, 2012

Orange and Green for St Patrick!

Isn't everyone a little bit Irish this month! I know that I do come from Irish stock, and am proud of it too...(but I'm also proud of my Scottish stock too!)  I love Irish music, folk, more classical, and music to step dance to. I've been known to do a jig or too, and down a few pints of the Black Gold (Guiness, not oil)! And my favourite comedies at the Father Ted and Mrs Brown's Boys.  Like all good Irish folk, our family has the gift of the gab, and I've family who could talk underwater with a mouthful of marbles.  I stop for a breath now and then.  My dear Da indoctrinated me with Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers as a child, so I grew up with some fantastic songs in my head.... and still sing them today.

Okay so, following the Trail of the Shamrock, our challenge this week at the  Card Crafter's Circle is two fold - you can choose one or combine the two!
Orange and Green 
St Patrick's Day

Our sponsor this week is the awesome KPM Doodles..... I just adore these images!  I'm so glad there is no weight gain in digi stamping!

Ingredients: White Semigloss Cardbase; Bazzil Cardstock; ProMarker, Aqua; Stardust Glitter Pens; Satin Ribbon; Pea Green Rhinestones...

Using the St Patrick's Day set from KPM Doodles I repeated the 4-leaf clover for the background, and coloured with a Promarker Aqua, for a watercolour effect. I layered another clover on the Flag image and coloured the clover, the Green (for Catholics) and the Orange (for Protestants) in glitter pen.  The White of the flag representing the hop of lasting peace between the two is left  neat and uncoloured.  The flat is lifted with foam tape.

I added an orange matt to the clover bed, trimmed a green matt to lay beneath, fixed a piece of vintage orange satin ribbon to sandwich between, and gussied up a bow-tie to dress the side (it's a faux bow, so it sits flatter).  After I adhered it all to the cardbase, I added green rhinestones to the corners.

I am also entering this creation in the challenges at
Paper Sundaes - #110 Green or Good Luck (11/3)
Pixie Dust Studio - #117 Show Us Your Irish! (14/3)
Delightful Challenges - St Patrick's Day  (14/3)
Scrap Creations - St Patrick's Day

Do visit us at the Card Crafter's Circle blog, check out this week's challenge and the awesome inspirational creations from the Design Team.... these girls ROCK!  Thanks for peepin'!

8 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

You're awesome Pauline! I love the details you've given your shamrocks. Great glitter on the flag!

Pauline said...

A fabulous card, full of Irish cheer!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is making me feel so Irish! Thank you for playing along with Delightful Challenges Design Team this week!



Victoria said...

Fab bright and cheerful card!

Jenny said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Green/Good Luck challenge at Paper Sundaes with such a bright and cheery card. :)

Kristen said...

Great St. Paddys Day card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Mary J said...

How super Pauline, I love this! Thx for joining us at the Pixie Dust Studios!

Mary J x

Debbie said...

LOL Love the comment that some "could talk underwater with a mouthful of marbles"!!
Cute card! I like all the clover in the background!