Thursday, March 17, 2011

limelight on st. patrick's day?

how perfect is *THAT*??! :)

of course mandy has done us a brilliant sketch, as usual:

and considering the date, it'd be sort of odd if we weren't incorporating a bit of ♥GREEN♥ into our cards, now wouldn't it?! speaking of which, this time mine is a slightly less literal version of the sketch, but it's IN THERE, i promise!

(patterened paper: pink paislee + vintage sheet music + vintage illustration; cardstock: core'dinations; stickers: meri meri + unknown shamrock; ink: colorbox; corner rounder: ek success; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape; other: sewing machine)

i built my card around the fabulous vintage couple (in green!) found in the very damaged but beautifully illustrated copy of a sheet music collection called "songs of the gilded age" which i picked up at a book sale a couple of years ago; and the one lone sequinned shamrock i found in my sticker box whilst searching for something else. with regards to said shamrock: i have no idea whence it came...or how it got there...but it was JUST RIGHT for this card, so i thank the lucky leprechauns in charge of serendipitous craft supplies! :)

would you like a place in THE LIMELIGHT this week??
here's what to do:

**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate the color GREEN!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC069.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on Mandy's blog by Sunday, March 20th, at midnight.

did i mention there's a lovely PRIZE?? it'll be awarded randomly to one lucky participant, who'll be announced on Monday!


  1. love the scene you've created on your card. what a lovely couple! love the music note paper and that fab fence! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

  2. Fabulicious!! LOVE that amazing vintage image!!

    (-: Heidi

  3. Great sketch and beautiful creation. Can't seem to find the sketch over at the limelight blog though... Hugs

  4. **love it** you have thee best illustrations...that one is fabulous! Happy St. Patty's day!

  5. Such a brilliant take on the sketch; I just LOVE that image it's perfect for the occasion!! Lucky you with your leprechauns; I'm looking for a few of them to help me clean up the mess :)

  6. This is s such a fun card, and perfect for St. Patrick's day!

  7. how perfect to find the image in an old book--love that! lovely work, lauren:)

  8. This is sooooo FABULOUS! LOVE that cute couple!!! PERFECT!

  9. i see the sketch!! but then i am not the best sketch follower LOL

    love that image and the fence behind them :)
    lets see i don't make st patrick day cards so will have to go for just the color green :)

  10. Absolutely fabulous card ... so cool!

  11. Beautiful and cute, Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Any Irish at home? We have one here, not me of course!

  12. Omgosh... I adore this! I love your take on the sketch and the adorable scene.

    Lisa a

  13. I am 'green' with envy of this card girlfriend!

  14. Fabulous card. LOVE your sense of "put-it-all-togetherness". Your style is awe-inspiring.


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