Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Top O' the Mornin' to Ya!

And Happy St. Patrick's Day! Isn't a great day!? The kids at school will be trapping and 'almost' catching leprechaun's all day! There will be many of the little fellows seen by youngsters with great imaginations! I love all things Irish! (Though there's not a drop of Irish blood in me-I'm English and German) This is Tilda with Shamrocks from last spring and the basket of shamrocks is from Alota, but Diana carries some of their images to use with our Tildas and Edwins! The greeting came from Magnolia-licious, too! I don't see any of them in stock right now, but if you're interested you can certainly let her know! She is all about customer service!
The basket is colored with Y21, YR24 and then browns are added-I think E25 and E29. I'm sorry but I'm not sure which greens I used on the shamrocks in the basket.

I love the little gold key (that I never got around to using on a Valentine's Day card!) I used Diamond stickles on her shamrocks because they have a slight gold tint to them in the light. The basket shamrocks are covered with stardust stickles for contrast.
Okay, Tilda is mostly colored with the Adirondack distress inks I've had for awhile now! I'm not very good with them!! I colored her face with copics and the suit and hat, socks and shoes are the inks. I couldn't get the variation on the suit so I went ahead and added some copic greens too. The paper is a good quality hot press and is quite smooth and sort of creamy in color.
I'll chalk this one up to learning and try again sometime! Sure won't be retiring my copics!

I'll see you tomorrow with Mo's monthly DT blog hop, but until then...
May your troubles be less,
And your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.
Cheryl O' Rowley

27 comments:

RubyM:) said...

Cheryl how beautiful!! Oh i love how you colored her with these elgant colors.Your card is gorgeous sweetie.What did you use to color her cheeks?I like her white reflection with ther rosy cheeks.Just beautiful,RubyM:)

Only by His Grace said...

Oh my! Cheryl your card is wonderful. what a great job you have done. Super.
Hugs Marion

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohh Cheryl, she is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Creativity with Dawn said...

I loved your image!! I think the colors are great. She is very festive green for today.

Scrappinangler said...

Slante'!! Beautiful card! i think your coloring is wonderful! I have not attempted to use distress inks myself, but I think your looks very nice. I hope I can get mine to look that good! ~Tori

Lisa Kind said...

Oh this is so adorable! I love that Tilda with those shamrocks! Such a festive card, and I love the key! Great coloring with those inks! Love your closing poem, too! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Karen W said...

Cheryl, wonderful card. You did a great job and I am envious on you Stickles, I can't get them to go on nicely

Karen

Maureen said...

Well Happy St. Pat's to you too! What a wonderful card... what lovely colours you have chosen; rich greens without being garish. I love this!

Peggie said...

What a delightful card. I think you did a great job with the distress inks.

Kathy said...

GOrgeous card Cheryl!!! Love your coloring and the colors you used are fab!! Love the distressed look!! Your sentiment is beautiful as well!
Happy St. Paddy's day to you!!
:)Kathy

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Cheryl,

What a cute card!!! I love everything about it! The coloring on the St. Patrick's saying, the glitter on the shamrocks, the coloring on everything!!! So beautiful!!!

XOXO

Jackie

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Love this, Cheryl. I love the colors and your sparkly little shamrocks. That image is so cute. This turned out great!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just gorgeous Cheryl. I love the way you color no matter which medium you're using. I always find something new you've used to make your figures so realistic. Like a little hint on brown to her hat. I could study your painting for ever....you do such beautiful work...hugs...Barb

Robin said...

Wow...great card. I love the sparkle in the shamrocks!!! This card has such rich colours!!!

kat9 said...

Great card!
My mother...a full blooded German, said to me last year. I am Irish. I said No you aren't. She claimed I married one that makes me Irish...lol. Got to love the logic of an 84 year old and My dad was only a bit Irish but she didn't want to be left out. I think everyone is Irish on this day....Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Angel said...

Wow Thats pretty....

mckinkle said...

Stunning card! Super image and beautifully coloured.

Keryn x

raindropecho said...

Aww how beautiful! Everything is beautifully colored and I love all the glitter!
- Ann

Patti.Jo said...

Just love the colors you've used and you've done a beautiful job with the distress inks! The dangling key is a perfect addition to a terrific design. Fabulous work as always Cheryl!

Lauretta's Digital stamps said...

stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all your cards are so beautiful!!

Hugs x

Nancy Parker said...

Happy St. Patty's Day Cheryl, I think your card could be the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow -it's so beautiful. Nancy

Norma said...

Cheryl, I love visiting your blog. I am always looking forward to see what you have created next. Another card fabulously done. Your green and brown colour combo looks wonderful. And can’t say enough about your awesome colourling technique. I so like that basket of shamrocks Tilda is sitting on—haven’t seen that before. Love the card.

Hugs.
Norma

Sharon Caudle said...

LOL! I love it! I think everyone has alittle Irish in them today! LOVE your card, Cheryl! Awesome coloring as always!

Sharon Caudle said...

LOL! I love it! I think everyone has alittle Irish in them today! LOVE your card, Cheryl! Awesome coloring as always!

leenda said...

Me thinks you are too hard on yourself! This card is wonderful, gorgeous, amazing, stunning, creative and...I like it too!

cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning St Patty theme card Cheryl. Beautiful coloring and lovely sparkle touch :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Lauren said...

Adorable! I love these two images together!

Lauren

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