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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Retro Sketches #2

Hello! I have been crafting every night this week, but haven't had time to post any of my creations. You'll be seeing a few now within the next 24 hours. This card was made for my son's day care provider for St. Patrick's Day. Because March 17th is the small man's half birthday we celebrate. Even though we're not Irish (to my knowledge) I thought it was pretty cool his "unbirthday" fell on this day! So every year we celebrate. Last year it was with green frosted cupcakes. This year it will be with a shamrock shaped cake. Today I delivered sugar cookies sprinkled with green sugar to day care for Kayne and his play mates and with them went this card for the lovely woman who takes care of him while momma's at work.

I found a new sketch challenge, and for those of you who know me, you know I can't resist a good sketch! So I decided to play along with Retro Sketches (#2). I don't have a lot of St. Patrick's Day images and I wanted something "appropriate" (ie no beer or sassy Irish lasses! lol) so I opted to use this fabulous Waltzingmouse image that is a freebie in their shop. It coordinates with Nesties Label Five, which I used to cut it out. I printed two of them, colored parts of them with my Copics and did a little layering. Papers are Stampin' Up and Karen Foster. I kept the embellishments very simple - just some baker's twine and a horseshoe charm.

Markers used: Copics (YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y32, Y35, Y38).

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Fab n Funky Challenges: #112-Luck of the Irish
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Simon Says... A Bit o' Green
- Whimsical Designs: #45-Going Green
- Die Cuttin' Divas: #56-Try These Colors...Green, Yellow, Black, and White

I'll be back with two challenges tomorrow so I hope you'll check back. Thanks for stopping by!



Unknown said...

Super cute! Happy st Patrick's day

Georgiana said...

Love the look of your card. Definitely not the typical shamrock card. Awesome job!

Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas.

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knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Beautiful card. Love the papers and the sketch.

Pat N. said...

What a unique card. Thanks for joining Die Cuttin Divas this week--Pat N.

Kate said...



sue w. said...

What a super card just love the papers and colours. The cake sounds delish, enjoy.
Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Hugs Sue W.

Judith said...

A very elegant take on a St Patricks day card -and very original, love the papers and colour combeo - thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week - Hugs Judith x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh I love what you've done with this WMS image! Fabulous combination of colors and textures, and your coloring is wonderful. Love it!

Cre8tiveVet said...

Thanks for the link to the retro sketch blog I'll have to check them out. I absolutely love your image. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

judit said...

A very elegant St. Patrick's card, gorgeous and original. Thanks for playing at Fab'n'Funky this week, hope to see you again next week. judit x

Candy said...

Fantastic card!
Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas!

Christine said...

Wow, what an awesome card!! I love the detail and the uniqueness of it!! Gorgeous coloring too!
Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Arielle H Gordon said...

Regan, your card is ezquisite! I LOVE those images!!! Sorry it’s taken me this long to come back and comment – I only had time to peek at everyone’s cards before! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches and I hope you will join us again!