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2/23/2017

A Leprechaun for St. Patricks Day

Welcome, thanks for popping in to say hello to a cute Art Impressions little leprechaun. Doesn't seem to be available at AI website though, which is a shame. I think this little guy is far more appealing than some of their 'ladies' stamps so popular just now.

- AI Cling UMM1608 - and this fella is such fun to color. He makes me smile as I color with copics, and he's lived at our house for a long time too. Couldn't find a link at the AI webstore, even with the numbers...These companies are missing the market by not designing more Irish theme stamps & dies, IMHO. I know quite a few Irish crafters who are searching for these items. Saw some high prices on eBay.

- Created background, embossed with a Darice Shamrock EF, which doesn't show well in the photo

- Reverse Confetti Cuts All Framed Up. Used several of the frames from cutting VOS St. Pat's themed DP.

- sentiment inked with 2 different green inks, then heat ep with some silver pearl, hand cut fish tail.

Top o' the afternoon to you, and come back when you have time! Big hugs

35 comments:

Pat said...

This image is such fun Mary and I love the way you have coloured him with lots of wonderful hightlights and shadows, and given him such a pretty background too. x

Anita in France said...

Such a cutie, Mary ... your colouring on this sweet leprachaun is fantastic ... you brought him to life! Hugs, Anita :)

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh it is a shame he is not available. He's adorable, Mary and boy do I love your coloring on this! It's such a fun card and that fellow is just so cute!

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute! You have coloured so well this guy! Love the embossing on the back and the stitched frames. A pretty S. Patrick's card!
Hugs

cotnob said...

A super card Mary, such a fun Leprechaun.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

jimlynn said...

That little guy is a CUTIE! Love your card and coloring and the image is priceless. Precious!
Lynn

Kathleen said...

This is one really great image and a fabulous card.
Busy time of year for you, Christmas, Valentines, St. Pats. and then Easter, you deserve a medal.

Kath x

Lisa said...

This is so cute, Mary!! The leprechaun is so adorable!! I love how you colored him!! Fun card, my friend!! Perfect for St. Patty's Day!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

Your little green guy is fantastic, Mary! Love your expert coloring and pretty card design! Hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

What awesome coloring Mary, on this adorable little guy! Loving what you did with the background too!

Loll said...

This little guy is so fun Mary! Great Copics skills, my friend! xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Love that card and the image is fab.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Barb said...

He really is a very cute little guy and your colouring looks great Mary. Barbxx

Sheila H said...

Perhaps it's because of my own senior status, Mary, but I really like this senior leprechaun - LOL!! Your background and the frames highlight him well. And he's beautifully colored. This is totally fun!

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love your coloring!

Bonnie said...

I agree, Mary. This is one of the cutest St. Patrick's Day Leprechauns I've seen and you've colored him beautifully! Your St. Patrick's Day cards are stacking up!

Brenda in IN said...

His face reminds me of someone I know! I think it's the moustache. I want to echo everyone and say you did a fantastic job of coloring. Great hightlights and shadows. He is a cutie.

cuilliesocks said...

Super fun images Mary, lovely card and great colours and design, Kate x

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! Mary what a delightful image and fun too, I absolutely LOVE him and the background has perfect colours for him.
Hugs
Faith
x

*Vicki* said...

He is a really adorable Irish fellow! Love your coloring and the wonderful layout on your card design here Mary! HUGS :)

Petra Swart said...

Another very cute card, this time for St Paddy Day, Mary!!!! Great colouring of your sweet guy and love the great bg!!! So sweet!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Pia S said...

hubby is watching a quiz show on tv and just as I opened this post there was this question about what these Irish gnomes are called. I think perhaps I might have remembered leprechaun, but those on the tv show did not:) cute one he is!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh my I love this card and your wonderful image is so very sweet and lovely.
You have coloured him perfectly as well.
Great and super designing also, and lovely embossing too.
You sure have the wonderful knack of these types of cards.
As you say such a pity they don't do more with this type of theme as there are so many Irish decendants that live in the US.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

crafty-stamper said...

Such a cute little leprechaun and great colouring and layout
Carol x

Redanne said...

He really is a cute little leprechaun, he looks a bit cheeky to me. Your colouring is beautiful Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda said...

This one just makes me smile from ear to ear Momma Mary! I love this image and the way you have colored him! You did the background so cool too, love it! It keeps the attention on our little leprechaun but gives visual interest at the same time! Hugs, Brenda

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great little character and a fabby layout too, Luv Sam x

Kim Heggins said...

Just so cute...love your sweet chubby leprechaun! He is just too darn cute.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a cute card, Mary! Your colouring looks amazing! I don't make cards for St. Patrick's Day so I love seeing them! Adorable!

Carol L said...

This cute leprechaun looks mischievous for some reason - it's something in the eyes! LOL Love his bright red elf shoes and the pretty design of your card too. Shivering shamrocks, St Patrick's day is coming up soon isn't it?! I gave away all of my St Patrick's stamps too, what was I thinking?

MagsB said...

This is such a fun image! What a shame that he's no longer available. I agree that companies are missing out by not having more St Patrick's Day stamps, now my daughter lives in the Republic of Ireland with her Young Man and baby, suddenly I have lots more Irish friends to send appropriate cards to, and I don't want to send them the same thing every year!

I hope you are keeping well!

love Mags B x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your coloring of this lil Leprechaun is just fabulous! I love this great card!

Birgit said...

I love this card! First, your background is so pretty and you created a lovely layout to showcase the leprechaun. You coloured him so perfectly...I love him. Can I be so bold to say that he reminds me of Charlie Weaver from the original Hollywood Squares:)

Pippa said...

He's a cheerful chap, must have found more than a pot of gold at the end of his rainbow!! x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a cute fellah, and beautifully coloured too Mary! Such a fun card! Love the new 'header' here on your blog too BTW! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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