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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Winner at A Bit More Time to Craft
Best Technique Winner at Champion of Champions Worldwide Challenge

Coffee of the Day - Irish Creme

I would like to say Happy St. Patrick's Day to each of you! I hope you have your green on today. :) if not, grab a smidgen of green ribbon you picked up in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store, pin it to your lapel, and you'll be good to go!

To get you in the mood for festivities later in the day, I'm sharing with you an altered project I made for one of my sons. He saw it while it was a 'work in progress' in my craft room, so  he actually thinks it was made for his brother. what a sneaky mom I can be when I need to be! grins!


I started with a wooden shamrock wall hanging I found on the JoAnn's website. I did quite a bit of work on it to get it ready to alter. I sanded off all of the glitter and added many coats of paint of different shades of green with some browns in between.

papers are from the Authentique Charmed collection, with a ripped piece of a paper bag thrown in for good measure! felt shamrock was from Michael's a few years ago, little applique is vintage as are the buttons, and flair buttons were found at the dollar store. fun vintage dog image is from an Etsy store called Vintage by Me. I actually burned the edges before adding it to the collage. beer stein die is from Find It Media.

plain cotton blend ribbon was tied and added to the shamrock face, green burlap string was tied in a bow around the stem, and 5/8" emerald green gingham plaid ribbon is used for the hanger. I did add some kraft ink to the gingham to age it a bit.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! have fun celebrating!

Challenges:
Champion of Champions - anything goes if a previous winner
Craft Rocket - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - green with ribbon
A Bit More Time To Craft - anything goes
Craft for the Craic - St. Patrick's Day

9 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

very nice!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

cotnob said...

This is brilliant Jennifer, such a fabulous design with so many details - your son will treasure this.
Pauline
x

Lori Kobular said...

I love your altered Shamrock!! Love all the details and items you put on it! It turned out great and I am sure your son is going to love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

Annette Stapylton said...

Thank you for entering the Champion of Champions DT Challenge. Best of Luck.
Annette DT Leader

Wendy L said...

Wow, an amazing card, thanks for joining in at Craft Rocket Challenge. xxx

karenlotty said...

Great project My husband loves the black stuff! Thank you for joining in at Craft Rocket Challenge - Karen DT

karenlotty said...

You may get two comments now First one seems to have disappeared I love your project My husband loves a drop of the black stuff Thank you for joining in at Craft Rocket Challenge - Karen DT

La Vikinga said...

Hi Jennifer! I like your very different creative altered project! I have never seen anything like it so I hope your son was happy to get it!
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Ribbons in our green challenge,

La Vikinga, member of Crafty Ribbons Design Team

Eithne said...

Wow what a fab project. It's beautiful. Fits the theme exactly! Thank you for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
Eithne