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3/05/2015

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun - March 2015

Top O' th Mawn-ing to ya and thanks for joining me today for a little visit. We have St. Pat's and Easter holidays drawing nigh, so I'm trying to get in the spirit for each of these holidays. Today I've used one of my favorite St. Pat's image, which was one of the first I ever bought. A cute Art Impression gnome (or leprechaun). He's very easy to color, but I had to fight my tendency to want to color him all in greens. Harder than it sounds, for me to do that.


- Art Impression cling rubber image, colored with copics. Die cut with MFT stitched label. (can you guess I love these stitched dies?) A gold Slicca Pental .025 pen did the stitching in the shirt front.

- Brusho created background, stenciled with Heidi Swapp mosaic stencil using Golden gel beads. Die cut with S/B Ribbon Die. Glued to the green card base, added the image to the left to allow the pretty Brusho background to show as much as possible.

- Taylored Expression March Pockets & Pages sentiment on a snippet of green c/s

- Impression Obsession small Shamrock die, and MS die for the 2 larger shamrocks. After adhering the shamrocks, gave each a coating of Glossy Accents. These were cut from the remaining snippet piece used for the sentiment. Always good to have those snippets handy!

There won't be as many St. Paddy's cards as were done for Valentine's Day, but we do need a few. Hope you enjoy this one, and come again when you have time. Big Hugs.

39 comments:

jimlynn said...

CUTE little gnome and a very cute St. Paddy's day card too! Love all the shamrocks on here.
Lynn

Sarah said...

What a great card Mary, he's a great character. Love the clever background and the shamrocks add a lovely touch. A new series featuring Martin Clunes started on Sunday " Arthur & George" (recorded but yet to watch it!!). He's playing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The critics have been besmirching his attempt at a scottish accent...keeps them employed I guess!! xx

dutchess said...

that's a fabulous fun card!....great stencil,gives dimension with the texture paste.....made me smile xxxxxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Well he's an Irish cutie for sure! Love the image and yes, that stitched die cut! Another awesome Brusho background and the added shamrocks are the perfect finish!

Jacee said...

Lovely card Mary, great image, he looks a happy chappie!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

Fabby card. I love the Leprechaun.

Hope you have had a good day. Sue

JD/ Jill said...

What a cute image! Very nicely done!

Bonnie said...

LOL! This little guy makes me smile! Love that face! What a great job you've done coloring him and it was a good choice to color his tunic in a contrasting color!

Carol said...

So cute Mary, love your brusho background and lovely embellishments. Carol x

Pippa said...

Another great card Mary. Do you celebrate St Patrick's day? x

Sue said...

Fab St.Patricks day card Mary! lots of huggles Sue xx

Lisa said...

This is adorable, Mary!! The leprechaun is so cute!! I love how you colored him!! The shamrocks and the background are fabulous!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

Such a cute little image, he really did make me smile and I love the shamrocks, they are just the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Brilliant colored image Mary, perfect finishing touch your clovers..
Pam.

Pat said...

I love your cute leprachaun Mary and how beautifully you have coloured him with lots of great light and shade, especially on his striped hose. Your backgrounds always have wonderful texture and this one is no exception. The Brushos give a good punch of colour and then the gel beads add such texture and the glossy accents on the shamrocks make them stand out too. A great card! x

Creative M said...

Such an adorable image!! Awesome job on coloring him!!
Have a wonderful day,
Millie
Crafting With Creative M

Pat said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Mary, I know I am too much of a perfectionist and can't help myself sometimes, and I'm sure I must drive people mad with my silliness, but I do love being a part of this creative community as it is full of such talented and warm hearted people. x

Liz said...

Oh Mary, what a fabulous card! I love the cute little leprechaun. Fab design. xx

Maxine D said...

What a cutie Mary - love how you have coloured him - your background is fabulous, and I am glad you let it show!
Blessings
Maxine

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I like the sweet Leprechaun image and the shamrocks
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

What a fun leprechaun and card! I love that stitched tag with the word "lucky" at the top and of course the shamrocks just seal the deal for me! Nice job on this one!

Donna Hanley said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love the image and that background is very nice also.

Hazel said...

Mary, your card is fantastic. What a great character, I just love it. Hazel x

aussie aNNie said...

Great colouring as well as great design.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the image!

Brenda said...

Well isn't his fella a cute one?! I love this card Momma Mary! You got plenty of green on him, I love the way you color this chap! Your background looks amazing, loving those clovers, they look so real. I love the stitched dies to Momma Mary, they just give a finished look to the die cut to me. Love that "lucky" die too. Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Well isn't he just a wee cracker, brilliant card Mary, fab image and colouring, and of course green for St.patrick's day. Have a super weekend, hugs Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh this is so lovely.
I love your fab stamped image, and he is such a lovable looking chap.
Coloured perfectly too.
Wonderful Brusho background, and those shamrocks are super.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Mary, love the image and the shamrock.
Wonderful colouring too.

Kath x

Pia S said...

You do this mixed media style so well! The leprechaun has a cute face. Great color choices too!

Rosie Guiher said...

He is so cute. Love the way you colored him.Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I don't always have the time to visit all the blogs but do get your feed and see what all you have done. As usual your coloring is always done so pretty and makes things really pop. Love visiting your blog.

Kim Heggins said...

This is just so much fun...what a fabulous card, love your cute leprechaun.

Sheila H said...

Love your cute card, Mary! The background is fabulous.

Chrisboldo said...

Adorable card Mary. that lil guy is so cute and you colored him perfectly.

Hugs
Chris

aussie aNNie said...

Mary me a die junkie??? Nah now what gave you that idea...??
xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Petra Swart said...

Your little gnome is so cute, Mary and as always, your colouring is great!!! Love all the cute little clover leaves on the lovely bg!!!
Have a super weekend!!!
Hugz

Faith A said...

Me catching up AGAIN, sorry! Just had a looky at all I have missed you have been busy with wonderful cards, your Tiger card is GREAT, love the "spin" on that. Hope you're feeling better about the SIL and DD. Beautiful poinsettias, love the ribbon. Lovely background on the Birdie card and of course the luck of the Irish card which is just perfect, I love that image and your shaped background and green card. Have a Great weekend.

crafty-stamper said...

love the beautifull coloured image and another fabulous background
Carol x

Sarah Mabery said...

He is really cute. I can see why he is a favorite of yours. I really like the gel beads. Why is it every time I come to your blog, my wishlist gets longer?