Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Polly Wishes You A Happy St Patrick's Day!

In case you didn't see yesterday's post I'm participating in Claire's blog-hop over at WaltzingMouse Makes...

So what exactly is a blog-hop then? On this occasion it's where a bunch of folk who just happen to love Claire's range of photopolymer stamp designs come together and celebrate our national holiday, aka St Patrick's Day.







apologies for the washed out background I was trying to show off the script on the ribbon!(see below)...

Aside from the fact that we will be showcasing our own fabulous talents in relation to card making and scrapbooking we will also be showing off our fave designer's abundance of creativity.

I first met Claire a couple of years ago on another favourite stamp designer's forum and we've been friendly ever since. After all, it's something of a treat to meet like minded folk who love to craft and make cards, especially when they're on the same turf - so to speak!


Unfortunately, I have a tendency to make up lovely cards, be very creative in the process and then conveniently forget all about photographing or scanning them! Usually I remember during the small wee hours of the morning, by which time it's too late to do anything about it.

The original incarnation of this card was very similar, however the ribbon at the bottom was a little thinner, a little brighter and it was stamped all over with the words St Patrick's Day rather than just in the middle.

The ribbon I chosen for the second card is PTI Rich Avacado saddle stitched twill ribbon which I just love. I think it fits in quite nicely with shading of the shamrock (watercolour pencils) and the slightly larger celtic script. I was unable to use this larger more decorative script with the thinner ribbon, but it was tied with a pretty bow...

Have you noticed how I've incorporated the colours of the Irish national flag...

I hope you've enjoyed my take on St Patrick's Day which was created using Claire's free digi-stamp created for today, this is just one example of how talented our Claire is, for more examples of her lovely stamps check out here store here.

When you've finished exploring Claire's lovely creations why not hop on over and visit with more of her dedicated followers and see what they've been up in celebration of their two favourite Irish people?

16 comments:

Sandie said...

LOVE the clean and simple design of this card. Your colouring is just fantastic. Beautiful ribbon and stamping!!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is simple yet striking! Love it.

Belinda said...

Oh so simple and lovely! The coloring is absolutely fabulous! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Joan B said...

another lovely item! love the way you used the ribbon

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Clean & simple yet elegant & stunning! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Polly!! Wonderful CAS layout that really showcases the fabulous image!!

Angela Mclean said...

Ohhh.. a mega mega sweet card. Just LOVE it!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Julia Aston said...

Very pretty! I love the CAS design on this - I agree - Claire's posie of shamrocks is so beautiful it needs to stand by itself! I like the stamping of the sentiment on the ribbon too! thanks for hopping with us today!! and so glad you got reunited with your lost doggie!!

Marge said...

What a great card & LOVE that stamped ribbon!!! Glad you doggie had such a "lucky" day!!!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful CAS card and the coloring is fantastic

Laurie Marmon said...

Very nice to let the digi go front and center. Thanks for sharing a great card.

Pauline said...

Lovely colouring, and love the CAS theme. Less is more! Pauline x

Claire Brennan said...

I do love your colouring Pauline! So soft and I think the simple layout is great for this image! Happy St Patrick's Day Pauline! and Thank you for hopping with us!!

Barb said...

Clean, simple and lovely! Great job incorporating the flag colors! Clever you!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful example of CAS. I admire that because I can never achieve it - I just can't STOP in time, LOL!! The detail of stamping on the ribbon was fab, as it keeps the layout completely uncluttered. Lovely coloring too!

anya said...

Very pretty! The way you colored the shamrocks is beautiful! So glad you could hop with us.