Top o'the morning to ya! (Sorry, I couldn't resist that....)
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope everyone has a happy, lucky? day today.....
I have finally conquered my fear of blank white
cardstock and created.....
This layout is a triumph of sorts for me. For a long time I have admired beautiful
layouts that start with plain white cardstock. I wanted to do something clean, white, and
very graphic with a minimum of colors and then accents of black and white. I tried
and nothing clicked, I felt stuck in my comfort zone of patterned paper
and lots of flowers packed in for good measure. I had this idea in my
head and just was determined to do it and I did! It's hard but rewarding
to push yourself design wise....How about you? Have you seen something
you want to try that's a challenge?
I saw the Berry71Bleu
blog had a challenge this month with an Irish theme....
Cathi and all the ladies at Berry71Bleu are just so sweet and there is
always so many beautiful inspiring projects to be found over there.
This strange lady is Susanna Pollock and she is my husband's
Great-Great-Great-Grandma born in Ireland. I am so 'lucky' that his ancestors
immigrated to America....my life would be so very different if they hadn't! LOL
You know how much I adore old family photos, you can only imagine what their lives were like....
I used green mist from 13 Arts, green Twinkling H2O, Silk paint in Emperor's Gold,
some Blue Fern Studios chipboard called Jeweled Trinkets and Marrakesh Panel which I
painted black, lots of washi tapes and stamping and I used a Prima Lace Doily stencil with
heavy Gesso on my background.
Here is the challenge.....
Luck of the Irish March Challenge by Cathi O'Neill
here!! Now, seeing as it is March, month of St. Paddy's Day and I live here in Ireland, I thought I would make my challenge one with an Irish theme!!
This month we'd love to see you do a project with:
Green (as a dominant color, doesn't have to be the only color!),
the word Lucky or Luck,
and a bit of Irish lace (any bit of lace or doilies!)