Yes, the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is truly legendary... in our own minds, at least. So what better theme for our latest challenge than L IS FOR LEGEND?
The Sisters are looking for legendary or mythical creatures... fairies, mermaids, unicorns and the like. I have a shocking lack of such stamps in my collection. Or maybe not so shocking, mermaids and fairies being not so much my thing. But with St. Patrick's Day just behind us, I went with the legendary leprechaun:
This is a larger format, 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch card to hold all the stuff I wanted to put on it. I knew I wanted to have a pot of golden amber ale mugs, a rainbow, and this cute leprechaun all represented. The rainbow is die cut, watercoloured (I tried for an ombré effect in each arc, but not very apparent) and Wink of Stella'd. The leprechaun and beer mugs are also watercoloured. This card seemed to call for sparkle everywhere: the wee fellow's teeth are Winked and Glossy Accented, his shamrock and tie Winked, and his various buckles painted with gold Smooch. The beer foam has white shimmer paint. The cauldron is heat embossed with black gold embossing powder. Of course the clouds are Winked as well. The background sky is sponged using a Paper Smooches border die cut as a mask.
Trying to photograph shimmer seems as elusive as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but you can see a little of it here:
I'm entering my card in the current Curtain Call rainbow challenge and the Shopping Our Stash Oh Me Lucky Charms challenge.
Be sure to pop over to our challenge blog to see all the fantastical cards the Sisters have created, and that of our latest guest designer, Sharon! And then I hope you will join us!
Supplies: white & American Crafts textured green cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Paper Smooches A Magical Spring stamps & dies, Stampin' Up Tee-Hee-Hee stamp, Versafine onyx black, MFT black licorice & mermaid lagoon distress inks, black gold embossing powder, Paper Smooches Rainbow, Clouds & Borders 1 & MFT Scenic Safari dies, distress markers, Tsukineko frost white shimmer paint, gold smooch, clear glitter Wink of Stella marker, pop-dot tape
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