Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day - inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day to those who celebrate, Irish or not...LOL I created a sweet little artist trading card to spread good wishes and maybe a little luck on March 17. The digi set by Vera Lane Studio is called Irish Luck and comes with three images and three sayings. I coloured Delaney with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, making her a beautiful redhead in the process.She was fussy cut leaving a white border, matted with black, and fussy cut again leaving a black border.

The background began with a piece of green and white patterned paper adhered to chipboard. It was inked around and had circles stamped with Fern Green Archival Ink. The circles were shaded with Inktense pencil activated with water. White Texture Paste was scraped through TCW Tiny Circles stencil and then brightened with white paint pen once dry. The saying was printed onto white cardstock matted with black and the shamrock in the top left corner was created with puffy heart stickers and a gel pen. A simple border was doodled around the edges which were then darkened with black Big Brush pen. Delaney was popped up on foam tape to add some dimension.

Thanks for joining Delaney and me today. We hope you have a lovely St. Patrick's Day and that you "get your Irish on"! Check out Delaney's friends in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop and pop by the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group for lots of inspiration and good company.

Life is good; so is art.

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