Feb 29, 2008

"Leapin Lizards!" It's Blogger's Challenge Day










Don't ask! (That's in reference to the title of this entry)...I just wanted to make reference to it being Leap Day and that phrase came to mind for some reason. It has nothing to do with my card at all but it sounded good!


Before I get to the particulars of this card let me also say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN...my niece (the one who's cancer is in remission for those of you who remember my talking about her). She is celebrating her actual 5th birthday this year. Plus she is no longer a teenager as she turned 20 today.
Okay now back to our regularly schedule program...Card deets:

Oops I forgot to mention that we were suppose to follow the above sketch found on page 44 of the Spring/Summer catalog. I didn't really want to do a Sympathy card so I decided instead on a St. Patrick's Day card which will be going to a certain leader of another Group I belong too. (Let's see if she guesses that it's her)...


Card Base: Green Galore. Then I used one of my new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (Distressed Stripes) on Gable Green Card stock. I stamped the sentiment (Ann-ticipations) first though in Glorious Green ink before embossing. I added 4 Green Brads (Queen and Co.) to the corners and distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit. Next a piece of Green Gable Card stock and some Clover Designer paper (Lucky Charms by Reminisce) which has a nice shimmery look to it. I added some tiny green rickrack that I found in a bag of old odds and ends that my mom had in her sewing stuff. Isn't it just the cutest little rickrack you've ever seen!
My Gnome (Gnome Clover by Stampendous) was stamped in Basic Black ink and water colored on SU watercolor paper using an Aqua Painter and various SU ink pads. A big shout out her to Anna Wight for her tips and encouragement on water coloring. I think this one turned out pretty good. For some added pizazz I used White Liquid Applique on his beard (see close-up photo) and then doodled a border with a BB marker. I also added a Lime Green Prima flower and another green brad. Then I mounted my focal image using foam mounting tape to complete my card.
I love how this turned out and I hope the recipient does as well. Don't forget to check out all the other great cards/projects using this sketch. You'll find them by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge Bar on my sidebar.

17 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely adorable St.Pat's card! Love that embossing folder. Looks great with your image.
Barb

Karen said...

great card - love the greens!! too cute!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fun card...gnomes must be "in" because I am seeing them all over the place. Great job with the challenge...I didn't want to make a sympathy card either!

Nikki Bond said...

What SUPER cute image and CUTE card! GREAT job this week! {SMILES}

Nikki Bond said...

Super CUTE!

Stefanie said...

Super cute Ida! I'm sure Kerry is going to love it! I love the green prima. It looks like a clover.

Lori said...

Love what you did with this sketch, Ida! The watercolored gnome looks great and I love the puffy beard, too.

Connie said...

This is the cutest gnome...great job!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fun and adorable St. Patrick's day card! Your leader is lucky to be receiving it!

Amber Porter said...

Absolutely adorable! What a great St. Patrick's Day Card! I love it!

Beckie said...

This is a totally cute card! You did great on the watercoloring!!

Claudia said...

VERY cute card! Love the beard ;-)

Lisa Somerville said...

Great watercoloring Ida!

Lila H said...

What a cute fun little guy!!! He's sure to make anyone smile!

Regina Cornelius said...

very cute! love the gnome!
regina

Barbara said...

Fun....cute....and I love the GREEN! Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!!! (What a lucky lady, Kerry is!!)

MJ said...

What a fun and festive card. Love it and I love Knomes.