Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Simple Shamrocks

This is my second post today.  Please scroll up one post 
for the Inspired By Stamping Sneak Peeks!

Hello!  It's my turn to feature a project over at Creative Inspirations Paints this week, and I am particularly fond of the result, being of Irish descent and born on St. Patrick's Day:


My shamrocks began life as a couple of paper flower petals from Prima, which I had bought in my early stamping days.


I thoroughly dislike the ones with words on them, so they got a coat of Emerald shimmer paint.



A pearl center and hand-drawn stem for each shamrock....


....tied with a little twine bow, and a fabulous Verve sentiment:


This is a birthday card for my sister.  She adores anything Irish and the color green.  :o)

On a personal note, I am entering this in the Moxie Fab World Card Design Handbook Asymmetry Challenge.  I hope Cath (from MFW) doesn't tire of seeing my creations in her Handbook challenges.  I am truly relishing them!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Don't forget -- Creative Inspirations has a weekly challenge, with chances to win some of these AMAZING paints.



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Blessings - Verve
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions
Other: Emerald shimmer paint - Creative Inspirations; pearls; paper piercer; black marker - SU

17 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

What a wonderful idea, just paint them! Love that. I have so many that I will never use.....until now. This is so cute.

yyam said...

Oooh...CAS perfection! Love how your transformed those blooms! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee what you did with those flowers!!!!!

Annette said...

love how you colored the flowers...looks amazing

Marisa said...

Aren't you clever! Love the flowers turned shamrocks :)

Shirley said...

Okay, not only do I love your shamrocks, but the paper you made behind them! Yep, that even looks lovely to me. :-)

Kara Lynne said...

Great way to use those flower petals! There's so much depth to them now!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY OH MY! This is totally clever! LOOOOOOOVE how you changed these flowers into shamrocks! FAB!

Maria said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job with the paint on those flowers...love it! Am sure your sister will treasure this birthday card! Take care, hugs!

Bonnie said...

Those flowers made perfect shamrocks, Colleen! I'll have to remember that trick. Love that sentiment too!

Helen Tilbury said...

Great idea on transforming those flowers Colleen!

Anonymous said...

I want these! O.k. I will try it first but if they don't turn out you can send me some! I scrapped the St. Patrick's Day cards this year but this would be really cool. Thanks.

Chris R. from Iowa

Benzi said...

Ooh, love these shamrocks, Colleen. The shimmer paint really turned these flowers into beauties. Your sister is sure to love this card.

Emily Keaton said...

GORGEOUS CAS card, Colleen! Your shamrocks couldn't be prettier. :)

Sandie Edwards said...

The design of your card is simplistic, and boy does is pack a beautiful punch... I so love this, a huge favourite of mine. The painted petals look amazing ...

Donna Bowman said...

So CUTE!! Love how you made the flowers into Shamrocks and used that perfect sentiment!

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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