Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's A Green Thing


Challenge that is!!  It IO Thursday and time for a Green Card Challenge....and Green either brings to mind Irish, St. Patrick's Day or broccoli.  Hee hee!  As you can see, I thought a little bit about the Irish and also about love.  The Fountain of Love., since Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

The image is Valentine Fountain by Leigh Hannan over at Impression Obsession.  I stamped it with Brillianced Galaxy Gold on Neenah Solar White, and painted it with Twinkling H2O Moss Green.  Highlights are Stickles Lime, Mark Richards pearls, and Glossy Accents.

The frame is Scalloped Fram by Splellbinders with Neenah Natural cardstock.  The ribbon is May Arts and the bow was done with the Bow-Easy.  The little wing on top was attached with a Glueo-Dot.  Shamrock, right? The heart is a button from my stash.

The background is Bazzill Dark Green Polka Dot cardsstock stamped with the Impression Obsession Mega Mount and their Cover A Card Hearts with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  I used Bazzil Bling behind that..
Below is a list of the Impression Obsession Design Team so you can raeally be inspired:
If the rest of you would like to enter the challenge and the fun, here are the guidelines:
  • Impression Obsession stamps only please.
  • Please provide the name(s) and/or stamp number(s) with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday at midnight.
  • You email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participants' cards will be posted on the IO blog and also permanently in the IO Customer Album in the very next sidebar over.
The drawing will be the following day, on Sunday, for the  Impression Obsession $25 Gift Certificate, to be chosen from those customers participating in this challenge. I will be using Random.org.  It is for use at the ONLINE STORE. The Winner will also receive the "I'm A Winner at Impression Obsession" blinkie.  It appears at the top of the IO sidebar to the right of their post column.
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Another note, before closing, about the IO blog.  The albums have hundreds of cards and each one has a link to the stamp in the IO online store.  What a place to spend a while.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share everybody!

 

 Shirley

 

33 comments:

Daniela said...

I love, love, love this!!!!!! My favorite!

Deb Neerman said...

This is beautiful, Shirley! LOVE the image and that gorgeous frame!

Jenny said...

Love that frame Shirley! the card is truley beautiful :-) Funny that my latest card is also green ha ha
whats the bow-easy BTW?
TFS
{Hugs}
Jenny X

craftimamma said...

What a beautiful image Shirley and your colouring with H2Os is the best I've seen, I love the ribbon round the frame and must remember that one as I have that frame die.

Lesley Xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Shirley! Love that frame. Anesha

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful design! love the green fountain. Struggling with this challenge...

Suzanne said...

Love the Frame and Ribbon detail.

Hugs
Suze x

Katarina said...

I really LOVE this card Shirley! Amazing what you did with the border and ribbon!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh isn't this just the cutest thing! Love all the extras Shirley -- it adds up to a fun and beautiful card!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, Shirley, this is beautiful. I love how the ribbon mimics the pattern in the fountain. Very creative and quite spectacular card. Need to get my green out and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Jackie said...

Beautiful! I love the way you wrapped the ribbon around the frame and especially the Shamrock bow.

Melisa Waldorf said...

SOooo many clever elements on this card!! I love coming here and learning something new! What a wonderful idea to wrap the ribbon around the frame and then the "clover" bow ... very cool!! This looks like another new image from Leigh! Looks like she's been busy!

*Vicki* said...

Shirley, this is just stunning!! I love the green and the ribbon and frame are so gorgeous!! TFS! HUGS

Jenny Gropp said...

Where to start.... love that you used green on this image!!! Very creative and it looks smashing! Love the ribbon frame and punched border in the back -- OUTSTANDING!

Sharon said...

Shirley, love the card. You did a great job with the GREEN challenge. I like the was you made green a Valentines thing. :) I am always so impressed with all your cards.
Hugs

Beth said...

Shirley I love green and I love your card the ribbon treatment is awesome and love the image beautifully done GF

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous green card Shirley! I love how you wrapped the ribbon around the frame.

Valonda L. said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.

I loved your design the minute I saw it too. I love how you created the "clover" ribbon. Such a neat touch to make the card really special.

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Elena said...

I really love your idea with Irish theme! Looks so pretty! And what a gorgeous frame you created!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful, wonderful card Shirley.

LadyDoc said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

mochamama said...

Great card Shirley and I love the colours and the braiding around the edges. The fountain is awesome too!

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Helena said...

Beautiful, unusual card :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

what a beautiful card Shirley! Just gorgeous!

Vicki

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the edges. Have a great weekend. Anesha

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Shirley! How absolutely clever of you to turn this image into a St. Patrick's day card. Simply brilliant! And I love the card you made with it! Excellent! Best, Curt

Phree said...

Beautiful card Shirley, glad I found some time at last to come and visit your blog, you always have things to inspire me!

Colleen Dietrich said...

One of the coolest St. Patrick's Day cards I've seen! That is my birthday, so I look for awesome St. Pat's day cards everywhere!

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