Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Purple Puffin And Lucky Ducky

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Carol.  So glad you have joined my happy following.  Hugz all round and a happy St Patrick's Day to you all.  

Over at Claudine's Altered Playing Card Challenge it's week 26.  Only one more week to go she says.  So I count my blank cards and there are 12!!!  Gulp.  Better get my clogs on.  Luckily I was really inspired by Claudine's cards this week.  She went all monochromatic.



I started by covering my cards with patterned paper



I used Tando Distorted Harlequin mask and Colorbox Irish ink on the green card.  I used STAMPlorations Bubble stencil and Colorbox Plumeria ink on the purple card


I used Crafty Individuals Puffin, stamped on purle patterned paper.  I added some purple glitter tape and cut the letters from self adhesive plastic using Sizzix Ida Lou alphabet.



Now, see, I was looking for Irish blessings, what with St Paddy's day and the green theme, and I came across this!!!  It seemed very amusing at the time!!  Maybe I should have picked something a little more traditional!   I used Crafty Individuals Jolly Duck, coloured with green watercolours and wink of stella.  I added a tiny green horseshoe to his hat, for luck.  He needs it if there's people going around with guns.  I'm going to join my lucky duck over at Unruly Paperarts RAQ - I Should Be So Lucky



So there they are, my monochrome birdie pair.  

Joining the fun at
Crafty Individuals March Challenge - The Animal World
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Things That Fly
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Lions and Lambs, oh my...
Country View Challenge March - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

20 comments:

  1. Great pair of St Patrick's Day Challenge entries. Very cool backgrounds. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge this month. Jean x

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  2. Great entries and I love your Irish quote! I still have almost a whole deck to get through. Yikes!

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  3. These are great, very fun and I love the quote haha

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  4. I am loving both of these fabulously fun Altered Playing Cards. The lucky ducky and Irish Blessing are a perfect combination for our challenge this month at Unruly! Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your wonderful art. Danie xx

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  5. Hi to you too :) These are lovely altered playing cards Gail, great colours and designs. I've not tried this yet...wonder if we have any loose cards going begging! Carol x

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  6. So artsy and lovely, Gail! The background of both cards are so unique! The lucky ducky sentiment is too funny :) Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Things That Fly” Challenge!

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  7. great cards! I have a little time to spare so came by to say hello
    from california
    bibiana

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  8. LOL!! Great Irish blessing....& the purple one has my heart......love the whole design of it!!

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  9. These are just amazing! I love them!!!!!

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  10. What a different Irish saying, very irreverent but it made me smile. :)

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  11. Beautiful backgrounds Gail!

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  12. Two lovely and fun cards !!!
    Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge!
    Bises
    Sylvie

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  13. You know that I love humor in art, so these two APCs lured me right in for a laugh, Gail! Love them!

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  14. Boy, these really made me smile! I love purple, puffins and that quote!

    Thanks for catching up with me...I appreciate all your comments!

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  15. This is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  16. Oo, this is a fantastic pair!!! I totally LOVE this, you were very inspired this is brilliant! Thank you for this second entry to the challenge, so much fun and pleasure Hugs xx

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  17. Love your ATCs thanks for joining our unruly RAQ

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  18. Great backgrounds on both these. I love puffin especially.

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  19. I adore your card masterpieces...... the Irish quote is wonderful. Thanks for creating with us at UNRULY PAPER ARTS

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