Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Welcome to the Waltzing Mouse Blog Party!





Nobody knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day like Claire at "the Mouse"!

I know we all get excited at the prospect of green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and kissing strangers in the pub, (ok, I may be telling on myself here) but there are some of us who have Irish ancestors and we take this time to remember and appreiciate where we came from.

My Paternal Grandmother was half Irish.
She passed away when I was only a teenager, and I never knew her very well.
My father knows little about his family's history.

So, I wanted to take a more serious approach to my celebration.
I printed this beautiful image from the Waltzing Mouse blog, colored it, and decided to use it for more than just a card front.

I had found a recipe for Irish Shortbread and thought it would be nice to copy it onto a recipe card to keep with my shamrocks.

Then, wanting to share the image after spending hours coloring it, I made this card. 
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Claire!



I hope everyone has a great time today hopping around.
Remember, today we are ALL Irish!
Be safe, be happy, and be green!
(Consider yourself PINCHED!)

This card is also entered in the sketch challenge this week at Waltzing Mouse!
(Flip the sketch on it's side, of course!)

35 comments:

~amy~ said...

soooo wonderful Jan!

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jan - fantastic colouring.
I have a little award for you over on my blog.
Hugs
Denise xx

Amie said...

Wow! This one is quite lovely!

Pauline said...

Wowee Jan this is amazing! Your colouring and dimension on the shamrocks are amazing! A gorgeous Creation! Happy Partying!

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW, Jan! This is incredible! I love your shamrock bouquet, the added dimension and the coloring is outstanding! The embossed background is so intricate and just perfect with the image. Love that brad! So sweet with the little spoon on the recipe card. That would make such a wonderful gift idea (with some bread made with that recipe!!), thanks SO much for sharing!!

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous, great coloring...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful coloring on your shamrock nosegay Jan! It looks so pretty both on the card and the recipe!

Helen said...

Jan, this is SO lovely. Your colouring is really amazing, those Shamrocks real!! - love the Irish Blessing too!

Marybeth said...

Wow, this is so pretty , love the way you displayed it with the recipe. Gorgeous coloring and shading!

Bumblebee said...

wow, your colouring is fantastic, and I love the embossed background you used too. Thanks for sharing.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful job with the image.

Bronwen said...

Hi Jan
I discovered your blog through Denise's post over at 'Inky Fingers & Sticky Thumbs!!' & have become a follower.
Happy St Patrick's Day to you - your card is gorgeous. I especially like the embossed background & the shamrock bouquet.
Bronwen =)

Renee said...

Beautiful!
Your coloring is just fabulous...
so lifelike!
And what a fabulous card and gift...
really love that embossed background...
perfect for Claire's gorgeous image!:)

JJ Bolton said...

Fantastic job coloring! And that silver button is the perfect touch!

Kary said...

Gorgeous projects!! And your colouring is just beautiful!!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love how you colored the image.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...this is quite a project. A card and a traditional recipe. What a lovely bunch of shamrocks...love all the dimensions you created and your embossed background is beautiful!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card. You did a wonderful job coloring. You must be so happy that you still have that wonderful recipe.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful projects Jan! Great job coloring the pretty digi image! Thanks for joining along with WMS :)

Nerina said...

Wow, I feel like I could just reach out and pick up your beautiful shamrock posy! Your colouring is absolutely marvelous and the button is *such* a perfect addition. I love all of the thought and detail you put into this, it's all so beautifully done!

Super Jen said...

Amazing coloring. I love that button and EF on the card, both really offset the image perfectly.

Susie said...

It's always wonderful to meet an Arizona card maker. And after seeing this card up close yesterday I had to come out to Jan's blog and show some love and support. It's a beautifully designed card. The embossing folder and metal clasp/button used present a wonderful Celtic feel. And those Bougainvilla flowers in the background are a great contrast color against the green. Great job, Jan! I'm so glad we had a chance to meet yesterday.

Hugs,
Susie ~

Cassi said...

beautiful coloring!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow, and wow again! This is fabulous. Love the bunch of shamrock - beautifully coloured and with so much dimension. Great recipe too!

Cammie said...

Stunning projects! The shamrock bouquet is is beautifully colored. I love all the texture and details you have included.

Sharron said...

Oh my, your coloring is just awesome! I love the pretty embossed background and the silver button makes a fabulous accent!

JAVAGIRL said...

The colors r perfect

F.T said...

So wonderful spring card. I like the ribbon and banch of vegitable.

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Jeanne J said...

Wow! This is really amazing. Love the bouquet of clover - your coloring and layering to give it dimension is gorgeous! Love that little silver buton too! Beautiful Beautiful!!! You nailed this!

Jeanne J said...

Wow! This is really amazing. Love the bouquet of clover - your coloring and layering to give it dimension is gorgeous! Love that little silver buton too! Beautiful Beautiful!!! You nailed this!

Claire Brennan said...

Jan, your shamrocks are exceptional, they really jump out off the card!! Stunning colouring and a beautiful card!! Hope you had a fabby St Pat's day too Jan!! Thank you so much for playing along with our blog party!!

Ren-Yi said...

This is brilliant, Jan! I'm so sad i had to miss the blog party, but you really got your Irish on. Love the beautiful celtic knot. I also love the way you embellished the recipe card! just brilliant.

anya said...

Jan, your coloring is just outstanding! The details and dimension you added to the shamrock bouquet is just stunning - it could be a brooch! So glad you could join us for the WMS blog party!

Cyndie said...

Just catching up on the WMS blog party since I returned to town, and I have to say this is the most gorgeous card I've seen! Fabulous coloring and cutting, and I love that Celtic button you have used on the piece! Good thing I can't see it in person--I'd get drool on it!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Sorry this is so late, trying to catch up on the blog hop! Just wanted to say your shamrocks are amazing, your coloring is wonderful!

Chris L.