... it's that time of the month - when all the Waltzingmouse Friends come out to play - and the theme this month is, of course, St Patrick's Day. For all the details about the Waltz - check out Claire's blog - here.
Now I'm sure that I'm not the only one to make a card with Claire's lovely St Patrick's Day freebie! It's just a super image. I printed it onto some medium weight smooth white card and then went to my craft room to play.
Claire drew the image for the Spellbinders Labels 5 set - and it cut out beautifully. And as the theme is St Patrick's Day - I could only use - GREEN - one of my favourite colours!! I coloured the image with Promarkers, water colour paint and distress inks. I started off by using a white wax crayon to cover the cross-hatch background, then I painted over this with the green watercolour paint. The wax acted as a resist leaving patches of white on the background. Next I coloured with the Promarkers - filling in a dark green border and colouring the shamrocks. I shaded the edge of the shape with distress ink. The base card started off plain white. I distressed it - a lot - with the gorgeous Shabby Shutters and then added some shamrocks from the Celtic Heritage set in the same colour. The dark green scroll and shamrock were the finishing touch. To complete the card I attached the image with dimensional tape. I'm really pleased how this turned out.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage set, St Patrick's Day digi-image
Spellbinders: Labels 5 (S4-229) die #5
Inks: Memento - Cottage Ivy; Distress - Shabby Shutters
Promarkers: Emerald, Apple