Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I'm Irish and I absolutely LOVE this festive and spirited day
Today's card is for a card challenge I call Ready, Set, Go!
set a theme for each other with a challenge that's e.x.t.r.e.m.e!
I call these challenges outside-the-norm-box and they are tough :)
Jeanette chose our challenge for March and she said:
Our March 2021 Challenge is to make a card that is at approximately 90% green –
BUT that’s too easy! Of course, we can’t stop there.
As a child, I always loved hearing the myths about the leprechauns and their pots of gold
at the end of rainbows; that always seemed to fascinate me…
so the other part of our challenge is to use at least one ACTUAL coin
in some way when making our cards. And one more thing just for fun –
but not a challenge requirement – you’ll put a great big smile on my face
if you also use a tad bit of the color gold on your card.
Ready? Set? Go!
Oh boy, this one was a bit of a struggle for me but I did my best.
It was the coin that tripped me up :(
My card is about 90% green as I started with a watercolored panel.
I made two of those - one for the base, one for the grasses.
I added a pop of color(s) for the rainbow - I read it over and over
and it didn't say we couldn't use additional colors
AND I saw the word rainbow so ......... creative freedom? :)~
It was also a great way to use up tiny scraps :)
Finally, the 'touch of gold' is the clouds
and my gold coin is actually a 20 Euro cent from our last trip to Europe.
I kept all the change for the kids and they LOVE it!
I created a swing door for a surprise inside reveal of the coin ...
You can see Barb's card here
and Jeanette's card here with this theme.
I'm up next month and already have my theme planned out ...
but just may chicken out and change my mind - yikes!
I'd like to share with you my 2 y/o granddaughter's
beautiful artwork, too!
She made her own cloud and rainbow!
This sweet baby LOVES to glue things and I think she did a great job!
Thanks for stopping by today
and I hope you are wearing green today!