Monday, March 15, 2010

Are You Wearing Green

Here is my entry in the Created By hand Tuesday Challenge,"Are you wearing green?"
I have to come up with a theme every week, so I am open to suggestions. I'm good till the end of May.
St Patty's Day, I want to honor my (step) Dad Lawrence O'Boyle. He made my Mom happy and was always proud of and supportive of me- even if he didn't like or understand what I was doing. He was a patriotic American and disliked being called Irish-he preferred an American of Irish descent.
He and Mom watch over us all now and I tip my green heart to them both-probably on the Green-the links being their favorite pastime.
Back to the ATC-Scan doesn't do it justice.
I like the way I got a layered look with out adding paper layers.
Stamped the flourish with ranger perfect medium ,then sponged with pearlescent Sennelier pastels-thanks SIL Diana-Then stamped the dragon flies and colored them with pan pastels. The fairy was stamped in green then heat embossed clear and colored with glaze markers.
Next I added lots of stardust pens for an iridescent look to the dragonflies. the message is also done in Glaze-it's hard to emboss over pastels- i did two layers and stardust on top.
May all your rainbows lead to pots of gold-that we can use in our artwork!

Featured Quietfire Products:stamps-flourish , Dragonfly ,

Ranger perfect Medium , pan pastels , stamp positioner , clear embossing powder ,


  1. I like the ATC ! I will have to watch what everyone else comes up with too! Half Irish myself so of course I will be wearing some green but have not done a green projects. Must try one one of these days!!Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!

  2. Beautiful, wonderful dragonflies.

  3. I love the dragonflies...I've always felt a connection (& faery folk abound!). Story has it that the dragonfly carries the soul to heaven. During my brother Bob's funeral, the largest dragonfly I've ever witnessed flew over his coffin, a positive sign for me indeed!

  4. Great coloring. Very beautiful!!


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