Thursday, 17 March 2011

St Patrick's Day card for Wlatzing Mouse Blog Waltz

Hello everyone,
                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                   
Happy St Patrick's Day and its time for another Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz. I confess that I don't have a single St Patrick's Day image in my stash so I was delighted that Claire kindly gave us a couple of images to work with for this waltz. I admit to having lots of trouble thinking of something special to do for this card so in the end I opted for a simple layout that lets the free image take centre stage. I had visions of using 40 shades of green but settled for the 5 shades I had in my stash! I decoupaged part of the panel and used glossy accents to highlight the shamrock.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I I typed the sentiment on the computer and used a gel pen to create a faux ribbon effect. I stitched the edge of the panel on the sewing machine and added a couple of buttons to finish it off.

I'm off to Harrogate today for a few days so I won't get to see all the entries until I get back but have a great day waltzing. I shall be visiting the Great Northern Papercrafts show whilst I'm away so I'm hoping to come back with some new little goodies.

Thanks for looking.
Hugs
Carol x

I had problems with this post in Blogger for some reason and don't have the time to play around to get it right, so I'm sorry that the layout is a bit messy.

20 comments:

  1. Love all the shades of green on this - nice coloring of the digi image - have a nice day away - the Papercrafts show sounds like fun!

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  2. Love your layout and your real stiching!

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day Carol! Lovin' all the green and layers!

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  4. This looks terrific! I love what you did with the freebie Claire gave us and the gel pen DOES make that strip of paper look like ribbon! Nice job! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. This card made me smile! Not only do I love the buttons and stitching, but you're chosen sentiment is great!

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  6. Great card, Carol! I love the texture and dimension!

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  7. Fab sentiment - and lovely soft olive greens. And I like the dimension on the shamrocks. Enjoy the show!!

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  8. Oh, how pretty! I love all your stitching!

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  9. Beautiful card. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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  10. This is so pretty, and you did a wonderful job of paper piecing the shamrocks! I love your coloring, too.

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  11. What a beutiful card Carol!! Love it!
    Hope you enjoyed your trip!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  12. Fantastic! Love your sentiment and the glossy accents. Have fun at the show!

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  13. I like the look of the stitching you used around the card

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  14. great card, love the colors and stitching!!

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  15. I like the faux ribbon...very clever and creative!

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  16. oh it's lovely Carol, great composition and I love the stitching.
    Hope you have a fab time at the Papercraft show.
    Linbyx

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  17. Beautiful card Carol and aren't I green with envy??? lol, have a fabby time at the show!!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us!

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  18. What a great and perfectly balanced card. Love your bold use of green.

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  19. You created a wonderful card with Claire's digi!!! Congrats!

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  20. Beautiful layout on this, love how you used the ribbon! Excellent sentiment to match!

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Carol x

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