Monday, 18 March 2013

Green Luck

Hello Crafters,

My card today is a small one and all green.  I must say, I take really poor pictures.  The colours look really washed out on the screen.  In real life its alot more vivid.

The image is one of Krista Smith's Irish inspired new digis called Shannon.  She's so pretty I just had to have her.  I tried to colour her up all in green (as this card needs to be an all green card) but that proved to be stretching my colouring skills.  I did try though and now I have a not-so-flattering Shannon with green hair and green dress staring at me from my desk.  Since I wanted the main focus to be the clover, leaving the image uncoloured worked out well.
For the layout of the card I followed a sketch from the current Simon Says Stamp challenge.

The clover is made of jute twine taken from an old gift package, coloured in with a green copic marker, and coiled around into the shape of a clover.
The sentiment reads "good luck" and is punched out using the word window punch from Stampin Up.  The doily is cut out using the antique doily die from Quickutz.
Stampin Up sage shadow card stock is used for the card base and printed image.

Even thought the pictures are poor I hope you will like the card anyway.
Thanks so much for spending time at my blog.
Have a wonderful week.
This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Twine it up with Trendy Twine - March challenge - Going green
Simon Says Stamp - Choose a sketch - Using sketch 1 and flipped.
Sarah Hurley Challenge #78 - Recycle - I used recycled jute twine from old packaging to make the clover.
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Gingerloft challenge - The colour green
Sentimental Sundays #146 - Anything goes
Love to Create #57 - Anything goes


  1. What a fabulous take on our sketch, Phi! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  2. Such a beautiful card love it Thanks for joining in at Love to Create this week Hugs Sandra dt xx

  3. This is gorgeous I love the flowers. Thank you for joining us over at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  4. Great image and card, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  5. Hi, Phi,
    I can see why you were so attracted to this image, it is very nice! Leaving an image uncolored and working on other Focal points can sometimes be a very powerful design strategy! You did a great job! Thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  6. soooo pretty! Love the green tones and your shamrock!

    Thanks for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper!

    Shari G,

  7. This is a beautiful card.I love the twine!Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  8. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Trendy Twine!

  9. That clover is stunning! Thanks for sharing you project with us at Trendy Twine!

  10. What a great card! love the image and all the green!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with this month's Trendy Twine challenge!

  11. Gorgeous Card. Love this. Thanks for joining our Trendy Twine Challenge.

  12. Beautiful! I love how you colored only a portion of the image. The shamrock is beautiful too.

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Great Impressions Stamps .


  13. A very lovely card - lots of neat details but still understated. Great work! Thanks for joining the Trendy Twine challenge.

  14. So pretty! Just love your shamrock! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! :)

  15. Hi Phi, I just love how you left the image in it's own beauty...card is fantastic...xx

  16. Gorgeous card :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  17. Pretty card, thanks for joining our monthly challenge over at Trendy Twine!

  18. Sooo pretty! Thanks for joining the trendy twine challenge this month!

  19. This is so pretty - Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  20. Gorgeous! Love the color scheme!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create's Anything Goes Challenge!! We can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

    Many Blessings,

  21. Wonderful card design. Love your clovers. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

  22. Splendid! This is just beautiful! Fortunately, you've changed your mind, it's perfect like that! The colorless subject and only the clover as a focus, ....I find it's great!!
    And what original idea, to have made this clover with recycled twine!

    Rosi x