Sunday, March 18, 2012

WMS Blog Party


It's time for the...
The theme this month is appropos. WMS is a small homebased stamp company located in Ireland. So the month of March brings the theme St. Patrick's Day / Irish. I chose to use a WMS free digital image that I downloaded and printed out last year when I had the best of intentions to join the party. One year later, I got around to using it. It's a lovely bouquet of shamrocks. I have left off a sentiment so I can use this for any occasion.

I coloured the image with Copics. The background is stamped repeatedly with a WMS border stamp, a sort of rattan weave. I stamped in pale mauve chalk ink and then overstamped in darker purple chalk ink. Then I sponged the same ink around the edges. A 1/16 inch mat of dark green echoed the label frame. I made a slit in the fold of the card for the sheer ribbon to thread through. This is my first attempt at making some pretty stick pins. I recycled some old costume jewellery for the beads.

There's still time to join the party. Head over to the WMS blog and link up your creation. Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Helen said...

Beautiful colouring Charmaine - so pretty & those pins are fantastic!

rudlis said...

Stunning design and gorgeous card!
It's a beautiful colours combination.

Super Jen said...

Those beaded stick pins are over the top gorgeous.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Charmaine, I love this colour combo so much! Your little pins are so pretty, and your colouring is fantastic!

Renee said...

Beautiful!
Love that rattan background...
and the colors are fabulous together...
the purple just makes the greens "pop"!
Beautiful pins...
and the sheer ribbon is perfect! :)

Marybeth said...

Wow , love the first time make your own stick pin. It turned out beautiful . Love your card with that pretty bow and hand made embellishments!

JJ Bolton said...

Those stick pins are so pretty! And to find out that you recycled some old costume jewelry, genius! Thanks for the inspiration Charmaine!

Kelly S. said...

What beautiful embellishing to go with your shamrock bouquet...which is colored so beautifully I might add. Such a festive and beautiful card, Charmaine!

Cassi said...

the sheer ribbon and beautiful stick pins make a lovely embellishment!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty in the purple and green Charmaine - and what lovely beaded pins!

Kary said...

Your card is gorgeous, Charmaine! Love the sweet background and how you coloured the bouquet. The beaded pins are a lovely touch too!

Jeanne J said...

Sooo pretty! I love the lavender with the green - that fab organza bow and the beaded pins! What a lovely card!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - love the beaded pins.

Deborah Frings said...

Charmaine - this is gorgeous. I adore green and lilac (all shades) and I love the way you've coloured the shamrock posy! Great ribbon and pins too!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and coloring

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Sorry this is so late, trying to catch up! I love your pretty shamrock card, especially with the purple background! Great job!

Chris L.