Happy St. Patrick's Day!... Waltzing Mouse Blog Hop 54

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 10:49 AM | ,

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone! Today, Claire Owner/Designer of Waltzing Mouse Stamps is hosting a blog hop on her NEW forum. Claire challenged us to create a card "showing a little green" using ANY Waltzing Mouse stamp & has even provided free digital images for all to play with :) For those of you who are not familiar with Claire, she lives in Northern Ireland :)Here is my Emerald Blessings card:

I showcased Claire's free digital bunch of Shamrocks image & framed it in a Waltzing Mouse Very Vintage Labels No. 5 image that pairs wonderfully with the Spellbinders S4-229 Labels Five die. I discovered the fantastic Waltzing Mouse stamps when searching for stamps that paired with Spellbinders dies :)

After coloring the digital image with Copic markers, I paperpieced a few to add a little dimension to the bunch! I stamped the multi-colored stamped background with the ornate Waltzing Mouse circle image using Stampin' Up Green Galore, Not Quite Navy & VersaMark ink (embossed with Gold embossing powder).

This cute little tag was also made with one of Claire's free digital images. After printing, I centered a Spellbinders Labels 5 die over the image & ran through my die cutting machine then distressed the edges & added a few shamrocks.

I photographed this rainbow last week in my backyard. If you look close enough, you can actually see a double rainbow! I was hoping to find a Lil' Leprechaun with a Pot of Gold at the bottom of either but no such luck! :) Thanks for looking & I will see you on the Hop! Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used:

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Very Vintage Labels No. 5 & free digital images,

Paper: Papertrey Ink, My Mind's Eye DP, OfficeMax digital

Ink: Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up

Sprinkles: S4-229 Labels Five, Fiskars border punch, Stampin' Up punch, Papertrey Ink ribbon, Making Memories hardware, generic gold embossing powder, button & cord from stash

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54 Sweet Comments So Far:

Irene Oden said...

This card is so perfect for St. Patrick's Day! I love how you colored the beautiful shamrock stamp and gave it dimension! Your work is so gorgeous!

Sharon C. said...

Amazing card and amazing rainbow. I can't believe that's from your backyard! Arizona must be beautiful! That bunch of shamrocks stamps is fabulous and you made it magnificent!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, this card is fabulous, girlie! Love that stamp!

Bonnie said...
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Bonnie said...

Love your card and how you did the tag! Gorgeous way to use the Labels Five Stamps and Nesties!!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the bright colors, and the way you made your own DP! And ending a St. Paddy's Day post with a double rainbow - how much more appropriate can you get!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Hi Mona! Love your little sentiment tag...that's SO cute! Your coloring is great. I'll be glad when I get some 'help' next month!

Genevieve said...

Beautiful card & fab layout :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Oooooh! I just love your little 3D clovers! So cute!!! :)

Kerry said...

Love how you used the nesties and colored that gorgeous stamp! The extra flair of dimensionality to the stamp is so exceptional! Also, your tags are always the best!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, this is a phenomenal card! I love the colors and the layout but my favorite is your lovely bow and tag! Your work is magnificent!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such gorgeous colors, and the tag is absolutely perfect! Beautiful!

Michelle Breston said...

Love those fantastic and bright colors! Your coloration of the stamp is just perfect and the 3D effect is clever! I love your style, always!

Claire Brennan said...

Mona, this is stunning but the sweet wee tag just steals the show!! lol, what a wee trinket!!! Gorgeous!! Happy St Pat's Day and thank you for hopping with us!!

Kristy said...

Outstanding card with the best colors ever! I love how you used the nesties and also gave depth to that beautiful shamrock stamp! Beautiful work!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you made a smaller image of the wrapped shamrocks and framed it inside the nestie stamping - and the popped up shamrock on the sentiment tag is just lovely! thanks for participating in the blog hop today!!

Mary I said...

Beautiful card. I love so much about it, the dimensional shamrocks, the stamped background and the stitching, etc. It all comes together so perfectly.

Angela Mclean said...

Just a beautiful card. Love the way you've done the background.
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Dolly Mixtures said...

I love your card and I especially love the dinky little shamrock on your tag. Happy St patrick's Day! Angela (aka Dolly Mixtures)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

You WM card today is fabulous! I like the SU NQN that you used in your creation, it pops! I was surprised to see you are in Phoenix, I'm 2 1/2 hours away from you on the Colorado River in Parker.

Julia Young said...

Mona, this card is so stunning! Great stamping and you little tag is gorgeous!

Constance said...

Absolutely gorgeous take on the hop! Fabulous design!

Keri said...

Mona, your card is amazing! I love your colors and that nice 3D look to your stamp! Great job!

Joanne Gilch said...

I know it's all bout the cards today, but your picture is amazing.

mycardz said...

Wow, very pretty card! I love the layout and your coloring of the shamrocks! Awesome picture too!

anya said...

What a great card! I love the color combination that you used. So pretty!

carole said...

I love how you combine differents stamps from WMS (label) and differents dies cuts. And I love colors.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, love the blue with the green, Pauline x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous, Mona!! That image is perfect in the label (and love how you used the smaller label for the sentiment)!!

Your double rainbow photo is beautiful!!

Kim said...

Mona,
I adore your bunch of shamrocks! Love your coloring on them....OMG, I could see that bunch sitting in my kitchen window....so perfect. YOur design and the dimension is fab, the blue is a perfect complimenting shade too!

Great photo of the double rainbow. That means you are getting some wonderful sunshine! :-)
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Belinda said...

Oh lovely! The coloring and your color combination-- the blue is just lovely! That tag is just perfect! And the double rainbow is just stunning!

Betty Benton said...

Your card is stunning and so is the photo! Wow, a double rainbow -- it fabulous!!

Cheryl said...

I love the colors you used, and that tag is so sweet.

Stampin' Pam said...

What a beauty this is! Nicely showcasing Claire's fabulous stamps and label stamps. Gorgeous rainbow photo, too. Happy St. Patty's!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow Mono, this is a great card. I just adore all of the dimension on your card...and what an outstanding picture you captured. A real treat to see on St. Patrick's Day.

Polly Pierce said...

This is a beauty! It really does show off so much more than Claire's shamrock stamp, which is gorgeous the way you've coloured it...

Betty Benton said...

I'm back again. Thank you for pointing me toward this hop! Also wanted to mention how lovely the rainbow is framing the mountains in your photo!

Cindy Percovich said...

Beautiful card with that amazing coloration you did on the stamp! I love how you used the Spellbinders Nestabilities! I also love that cute tag!

Katie Renz said...

So pretty... the card and that very cool rainbow! Not a bad view and I'd be hoping for that pot of gold too.

Joan B said...

Your card is adorable. I love that frame! The rainbow is amazing too!

Laurie Marmon said...

This card is stunning. Love all the little details that you did with the dimension to the image, the frame, THE TAG! Thanks for sharing the double rainbow picture too...beautiful!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Beautiful Mona!! Love the layout, and your coloring, it's fantastic!! :) Happy St. Patrick's day!! Oh - and I love love that photo...I drove through the end of a rainbow once...no pot of gold... I guess it must have been at the other end -- lol :)

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card Mona! Love the navy with the green! The clover bouquet is fantastic :)
And, oh my goodness - that's your backyard?!?! Do you live in paradise? The landscape and hills look something like Monaco. Stunning... *drool*. The fantastic rainbow really makes it look incredible. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Kelly S. said...

Oh I LOVE the color scheme you chose! The dps looks fab with your little bouquet of popped shamrocks...and the photo was just like the icing on the cake...LOVE IT!

Marge said...

WOW, Mona, this is FABULOUS!!! I'd never think to use Not Quite Navy with the green, but it is just STUNNING! So is your rainbow photo & your back yard!!!

Kathryn B said...

Hello Mona! I couldn't wait to see what you were going to create and it's just beautiful!!! Love your colors the blue pops perfectly and the little tag with the shamrock I absolutely love!

Nadine said...

Love the colors you used on your card Mona! And that little tag is too cute. Love all the details you included!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my , Mona...this is FABULOUS! I love that blue colored ribbon and that little tag too. You always impress me. :)

Kate W. said...

I love the pop of the blue along with the tradition green. The border ar the bottom of the card is striking. I am still trying to figure out how you did it with just one punch. Adding the dimensional shamrocks was a wonderful idea! A very striking card!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and picture. love how you made the tag and had a few shamrocks popping off the card.

Barb said...

What a beautiful card! Awesome coloring and shading. I love the little dimensional shamrocks you've added as well. How clever of you to include that wonderful double rainbow pic with your post! Very nice touch!

Pammy said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Your color choices are glorious! I love that cute little tag with your always perfect bow! Excellent job!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful job! great coloring and I love the dimension! :)

Sue said...

Mona--This card is so neat. The blue ribbon works so well against the green, and I love your Irish wish on the tag. That rainbow in the photo is really superb. It took a while, but I finally found the second rainbow. What a great card, and the photo to go with it is an added bonus. And, hey, I like your new blog opening page. Really nice. Sue M.


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