Thursday, 17 March 2011

Come Waltz with me ....

... 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
Accessories:  Watercolour paint, wax crayon and card from stash


I decided to make a matching envelope for the card, and added a smaller version of the image on the back flap of the envelope.





Now, I'm going to check out the rest of the cards on the Waltz.  Have fun!!  See you soon. 

34 comments:

Jackie said...

Fantastic card, lovely idea for the envelope :o)
Jackie xx

Antje said...

I love, how you even added the image to the evelope!

Stella said...

Gorgeous; Love the way you colored the image. How lovely to create a matching envelop and it turned out gorgeous too!

Hope you are ok......
X

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Deborah! Wonderful coloring on the digi image - and fun stamping!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Deb, and a fab envelope to match. Love all that wonderful stamping and colouring. xx

Paula said...

The dark green scroll & shamrock is a lovely touch, as is the detail of the envelope. I too love green so for me this is an absolute beauty.
Paula (PEP)

FrancineB said...

Fabulous! Love how you created the background and the matching envelope.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Deb! You did an amazing job stamping the BG and coloring Claire's digi image!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the wax resist technique - this looks great! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Carly said...

What a beautiful design! Just lovely!

Niki Estes said...

Great card, Deborah! Great CAS design and I love your stamped background!

Cyndie said...

Beautiful coloring and I love the die cut hole in the front of the card. Also love the little seal on the envelope! Cool idea!

rudlis said...

Gorgeous card Deb. Wonderful coloring.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Deb, your card is beautiful! I especially love the background and border. Nicely done!

Hugs,
Lisa

cbuswell said...

great card, love the background. Happy St.Patrick's Day!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

BEAUTIFUL - the backround is great!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

LaurieJ said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the subtle background. And the wax crayon technique looks great!

Cassie_lu said...

wonderfully done

Trish said...

Looks great! What a cool idea with the envelope too!

Joanne Gilch said...

Fabulous card and the way you fancied up the envelope is creative!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Fabulous design...It turned out wonderful and I love that you created a coordinated envelope. How very special. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Meredith said...

Beautiful Deb!

Kate W. said...

I love the bottom border; it really accents your gorgeously colored image! Cheers on the envelope idea - brilliant!!!

jen said...

It looks so beautiful cut with that die & your coloring is lovely! I love the little image on the envelope- so clever!

Sarita said...

Love what you've done with this image Deb, fab background stamping too,
Love Sarita xx

Dana Gustafson said...

Nice Deborah! I love the way you colorized Claire's digi! Great distressing on the background too!

Claire Brennan said...

Fabby colouring Deborah!! and how dinky to use the teeny tiny label on the envie!!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us!

Karen B. said...

The yellow in your card is absolutely amazing, makes the green really pop!

Sue W said...

No you're not the only one Deborah I made one too!!! Love yours it's beauty!!!

sharingthepassion said...

this is super Deborah. I didn't have time to join in this time Hopefully next time. I haven't even mangaed to get any of the new stamsp yet either :(

hope you are well

Ali x

Genevieve said...

Very pretty! The matching envelope is a nice touch :)

Kelly S. said...

Such a lovely and delicate background, it really makes your digi image shine!

Beate said...

Great card!
Hugs and smiles

Alice Wertz said...

lovely simple design. great card!

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