March 07, 2009

Basic Grey Challenges # 25....a sketch....Irish eyes....

Oh, I'm soooooo glad it is the weekend!!! Aren't you!? This has been a crazy week for me!!! I had two DT projects to do...I know my pal, Kraftin' Kimmie, is probably giggling at me cuz she has a quadrillion DT's on the go and does it so effortlessly. She doesn't even break a sweat, he he he!!! Then everyone has been sick or is getting sick!!! I haven't been feeling that great but it just keeps lingering and doesn't really turn into anything much! Yesterday, my poor Ol' Da was under the weather and he just doesn't do sick well. Then, my hubby, Chris caught a terrible cold too. So, that is the crazy week I have been having.

So, I'm glad to stamp and play with my pretty paper later today and tomorrow! I am just doing up this post quickly now, as, Kieran, has his First Reconciliation this morning....Oh, yes, yet another stressor! That kid is going to be the next, Jim Carrey, I tell ya or the death of me what ever comes first,lol! He is always asking the tough questions but in a jokey funny, crack-your-mom-up-when-she-is-trying-to-be-all-serious, kinda way! It was so much easier doing Hannah's First Communion. Ahhhh...boys....God love em'!!!!

So, this week over at the BasicGrey Challenges blog, Martine, has designed another fab sketch! I know you are going to love it! I did!

For my card I thought I would make a St. Patrick's day card! I picked this fabulous WOJ image, Willow with Flowers, and I imagined her picking a bunch of wild shamrock in a Meadow in Ireland. Perhaps, on the Hill of Tara. Now, I'm not sure wild shamrock actually grows on the Hill of Tara but that is what I imagined, lol!

My Fall Accessories stamps came in the mail at the beginning of the week. So, I stamped Willow with Flowers on Georgia Pacific paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink. Then I stamped her on a yellow post it note again and cut it out to make a mask and stamped the Fall grass and flower stamp over top. I coloured the image with Copics and Twinkling H2o's and used Metallic Rub-ons around the edges of the image.

For the card I made a 6x6 base from green Bazzil cardstock and used a few sheet of BG Porcelain 12X12 paper, as, the 6x6 pad hadn't arrived yet but I got my hands on it now,smile! I flipped the sketch as my card just looked better that way especially with the big bow and I printed the sentiment on my computer and cut it out with the ribbon nameplate Nesties. I added the green satin ribbon and a few crystals and it was done!

Well, I just adored the sketch but I am not sure I am loving what I did with it. Ah, it is kinda growing on me though,smile!

Well, I better go get ready and wake that little monkey of mine, to do his First Reconciliation...oh goodness, I just hope it all goes well and he doesn't say anything too outrageous,smile.

Have a great weekend and I hope you play along with us at BG Challenges!



Susie Sugar said...

What a beautiful card Tara the colours are so rich its truly stunning darling
Love Susie xx

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Tara! Have a great weekend!! xx

Nicole Bailey said...

LOVE it's just so beautiful. :O) LOve all the details and layering and distressing! And of course your copic/h2o coloring is awesome!
TFS and I hope you have a laid back relaxed weekend....with lots of stamping of course!

Riet said...

oh woww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Yummy papers also. Michele x

Joey said...

Hiya Tara, your card is gorgeous, love the ribbon. thanks for your kind comment, yes I mean twinkling h2o's I should change it really but have always called them twinks lol.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Tara, it's just beautiful!! Gorgeous ribbon, love that saying too, fabulous!
Have a fabulous weekend!!

Hugs, Kelly

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Tara and beautifully coloured!

Kim Piggott said...

Tara just wonderful!
Too beautiful for words such fabulous colouring!
Love all your paper and pretty detail!
hugs kimx

Georgia said...

Wow, this is SO beautiful! I love the colouring and the ribbon. It is really, really pretty!
Love, Georgia xx

Tara said...

Hello my troublesome twin!

Sorry to hear that you and your loved ones have been feeling under the weather - hope you have a better week to come and sending you big cyber hugs!
I love your pretty card and the reference to our very own hill! Our name has many lovely connotations doesn't it....... that is until you spell it backwards, hee hee!
Take care twinny! xx

Bev said...

Gorgeous! Such beautiful colours and papers. Love that image too x

Jo Nevill said...

Absolutely stunning Tara. I adore that big bow, so luxurious.

Hope you are all feeling better now and that you have a better week this week.

Take care hunny bun and a big hug for you all,

Jo x

Kim said...

Another absolute beauty! Love it! and your coloring is beyond words hun! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Helen said...

Beautiful card! Love the big bow!
Helen x

Becca said...

Splendid.....your cards are so lovely.


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