Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Day 14 - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Friends and Happy St. Patrick's Day to any and all who celebrate! I thought it would be most fitting to share a little touch of the green today. So, I dug into my stash and pulled out a sweet digital image from my beloved Meljen's Designs collection.

*Don't forget that Meljen's is closing! Click HERE for more information.*

Here is my cast of characters for the day.

This is the Dancing Leprechaun and I just love him to pieces. He makes me smile. This is not the first appearance this little guy has made on my blog. I created a card with him a few years ago, in fact, I CASED myself...sort of.

I printed my image onto smooth white card stock and colored him with Copic markers. Plain and simple coloring, nothing too fancy today. I really enjoyed playing with the greens.

Then, I die cut the image using the Deckled Edge Rectangle Nestabilities die and sponged on a bit of Scattered Straw Distress ink while it was still in the die to create that crisp, white border around it. I mounted the focal panel onto my card base with dimensional adhesive and tied on the ribbon. After stamping and inking the greeting, I adhered it to green matting and added gold brads. I used dimensional adhesive on this piece, as well. And finally, I die cut a shamrock from green glitter paper and tucked that into the ribbon to finish off the card.

That's it from me today. Thanks for stopping by!


digital image: Dancing Leprechaun(MelJen's Designs)
stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: Neenah Solar White 80#(Simon Says Stamp)
patterned paper: The Stack 4(DCWV)
specialty paper: green, gold glitter paper(Michael's)
ink: Old Olive(Stampin' Up!)  Scattered Straw Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Deckled Edge Rectangles Nestabilities(Spellbinders)  Shamrock(Sizzix)
punches: Oval, Scalloped Oval(Stampin' Up!)
coloring medium: Copic markers
other: gold brads(Making Memories)  white ribbon(Offray)


Jeanne said...

Makes one want to jump up and click one's heels, too! The coloring looks great, Barb! All the elements work so well together to make a fun and festive card. Well done! :)

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful coloring!

Sheila H said...

He's super cute!