Wednesday, March 14, 2012

An Irish jig

     Yes, I know my card for Papercraft Star last week sported a leprechaun too, but you see, my Irish ancestors came from County Dublin AND County Cork so I had to do a leprechaun for each family.  You know what happens when an Irish temper gets riled.  :-)  This guy looks pretty happy go lucky, but last weeks fellow looked like he could have a bit of nasty mischief in him.  Better safe than sorry.  LOL
     This image is another coloring page image I found when googling.  He's colored with Copics and is surrounded by lots of lucky shamrocks.  I cut the bracket from chipboard.  I had a couple of these chipboard pieces in a large sheet of shapes but had used them both already so I just traced the negative shape onto some chipboard and cut it out.  I covered it with Peeled Paint Distress Crackle paint.  The sentiment was created in Microsoft Word.
     Since our challenge last week was St. Patty's Day I think you can guess that this weeks challenge is green.  You don't have to go St. Patty's Day.  Any green will do.  Spring is coming up after all. :-)  And I promise this is the last green card you'll see for a while if I can help it.  LOL
     This week our Papercraft Star leader Jan is showcasing digital images from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay, so make sure you pop over to the blog and see what she's come up with.
     Hope to see you in the entries!
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Digistamps 4 Joy--green
Fab 'n' Funky--luck of the Irish
Simon Says--green
Party Time Tuesday--monochromatic
Sassy Cheryl's--wearing of the green
Cards For Men--cheeky chappies
Kaboodles Doodles--show us some green
Pile It On--St. Patrick's or shades of green
Sentimental Sundays--go green or recycle
Make It Colourful--colour with green

     Happy Wednesday!

  • Papers:  Bazzill, Recollections, Kraft Outlet chipboard Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:
  • Ink:  Copics, Prismas and OMS, Micron pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilites Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Baker's Twine, Peeled Paint Distress Crackle paint


  1. Fantastic card Tracy, great image. Joey x

  2. Terrific!! beautifully done

  3. What a fabulous card Tracy,love the

  4. My family's from County Cork, too! =D LOVELY card! The paper is fabulous, and that crackle paint is just perfect.

  5. You have just been rocking the green cards lately, Tracy! Monochromatic green really becomes you. :) LOVE your coloring page leprechaun here. Love your coloring, too, and how fun is that shamrock paper and chipboard bracket!

  6. Oh...he does look like a happy fella! I really like the distressing and the crackle! Wonderful green, again! I think you'll just have to sneak a green card in now and then! ;o)

  7. This is so cute, Tracy! Love the fun leprechaun fab coloring!

  8. Hi Tracy! Another AMAZING card- you do such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On! :)
    Heather P

  9. FAB! Love the papers and all your special touches! So glad you joined us at Cards for Men!

  10. Fantastic card Tracy,love that image!
    Hugs Heidy

  11. Beautiful card, Tracy, love your Irish, superb coloring! Love both this week's and last week's cards, I hope you are mailing them! Have a wonderful day!

  12. OK, I promise I will keep St. Patrick's Day in the loop next year as a challenge. (I saved that same coloring page myself, lol) I LOVE coming to your blog, I save it for dessert !! --J-- ♥♥♥♥♥

  13. Brilliant card, Tracy. Great idea to use the negative shape for a template. Love all your shamrocks too. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope to see you again soon.

    Rachel x

  14. Yes, I remember about your Irish ancestry Tracy! And it shows, you've got shamrock in your genes girl ;-) let's do a jig together, to celebrate this fabulous card of yours!!! Hugs, Ira x

  15. What a great image... so cute... and the card is fabulous. I love that bit of crackle finish... wonderful!!!

  16. This is Gorgeous Tracy
    Well Done
    Hugs Elaine

  17. What fun!! Beautifully colored & fabulous usual!

  18. Yep he does look pretty happy! That image just makes me smile.. LOVE IT..

    Hugs, Linda

  19. This looks like the happiest card to me!!!

  20. Fabulous card,great colours and design and such a fun image....Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  21. You know I'm not a huge fan of the color green either, but it's growing on me! This leprechaun looks so fun, I can't help but wonder what song he's playing! Beautiful work Tracy!


  22. A great image, and so well put together. Thank you for joining in at DS4J. Ursula xx

  23. Fabulous card, Tracy! That patterned paper couldn't be any more perfect, and I LOVE your crackled bracket!

  24. your coloring is fantastic! this is such a fun card!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl wearin green challenge!

  25. Hey there, Miz Tracy! Happy St. Paddy's Day! I'm lovin' all this green that I'm seein'!! Your card is just so stinkin' cute! Such a fun image...beautifully colored, as always! Thanks for play in our "green" challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  26. What a fabulous little guy doing the Irish Jig. Too stink in cute! Love it.
    Thanks for playing in the 'wearin' green challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Happy Saint Patty's Day! Good luck in the drawing.

  27. a gorgeous Green themed creation! Thanks for joining in our shades of green challenge this week at Pile it on! Gemma :)

  28. Fantastic card. Your coloring is superb.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Please join us again soon.


  29. Tracy you little leprechaun is so fun! I can almost hear him play! The shamrock paper is so fun!
    Kindest regards,

  30. Terrific card! love the image and papers! So happy you joined us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

  31. Fabulous card chick - I love your bit of green :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x


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