Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello Friends! Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya! I'm just poppin' in with a clean and simple card I created a few weeks ago, but was too sick to share. This card features a sweet digi from Power Poppy called Wish You Luck! It's a darling bouquet of clover! Take a to enlarge.

I printed the image and greeting onto a die cut piece of smooth white card stock and colored it with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I also printed the image onto a piece of plain printer paper and fussy cut it out to create a mask. Next, I used temporary adhesive to secure the mask and then I gently brushed on Broken China Distress ink. I like the subtle blue haze around the image. It really makes the green pop! Then, I mounted the panel onto my card base with dimensional adhesive, added  Rock Candy Stickles to the blue blooms and sprinkled a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins around for extra sparkle. My finishing touches were the addition of the champagne colored pearls and the dainty gold thread bow on the hankie.

That's all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by!


digital stamp: Wish You Luck!(Power Poppy)
card stock: 80# Neenah Solar White
patterned paper: Minuet(Memory Box)
ink: Broken China Distress ink(Ranger)
dies: Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: Rock Candy Stickles(Ranger)   4mm Mossy Green, Sparkling Clear, 6mm gold sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)
coloring medium: colored pencils(Faber-Castell) 
other: gold thread(DMC)


Jeanne said...

Barb, this is gorgeous! Oh my! Your coloring is so soft and pretty. What a great idea to mask the image and add the blue. It does indeed make the green pop. I just love your attention to detail, all the way down to adding the gold thread. Such a beautiful card!! Hugs!!!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too! What a beautiful card!! I love how you work these digital images - simply stunning!

Patti Willey said...

I just love this image, great CAS card Barb! Could you give us the run down on these pencils, do you find them acting like a crayon, or a normal pencil? What makes these pencils differ from the two other styles you have..Prisma and Inktense? When you have a moment I would love to hear your thoughts!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Barb, what a delicate and beautiful card with this sweet bouquet. And I love the soft "glow" of color to enhance the colored image and the sweet embellishments - just perfection! Hugs, sweet friend!