Friday, February 22, 2013

"Luck Of The Irish" Blog Hop

"Luck of the Irish" Blog Hop 2/22 - 2/25

How are all of our Pretty Little Peacocks Today? 
Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
“Luck of the Irish”
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Showcasing some of
the Newly Appointed
Pinque Peacock Artists and Creators:
“The Pinquettes”
This is the First Ever Blog Hop hosted by Pinque Peacock and presenting the Talented Works of The Pinquettes.  We hope you will sit back, enjoy your time as you hop, and maybe even learn a new trick or technique to try out yourself, too.
This hop will share projects created with St. Patrick’s Day and the “Luck of the Irish” in mind.
Now, you don’t have to be Irish to be the Lucky Winner of the Pinque Peacock Sponsored Prize. 
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) will win this . . . .

Do YOU want to WIN?
            Here is How*:
1 – Hop to ALL of the stops over the course of the 3 Day Hop and comment at each Pinquette Blog (Lineup for all 3 Days is below)
3 – Follow EACH of the Pinquettes’ Personal Blogs who are participating as Hop Stops this weekend.
*You MUST do ALL of the steps above to be included in the random drawing for the prize
The Hop will remain open until Monday, February 25th,  8:00 a.m. EST. 
The random drawing will be held during that week and announced by Friday, March 1st.
Now, if you find yourself Hopping off the Path on any of the three days, you can use this Lineup to get back on the Right Track . . .
DAY 1:
DAY 2:
An’Jenic aka AJ ~

DAY 3:
Tracy ~
Kim G. ~

     Hello Ladies and Top Of The Mornin" to you! May I give you a warm welcome to this first ever Blog Hop hosted by the Pinque Peacocks. We are truly a colorful group don't you think? Any ways, if you just happened upon my blog I hope you will enjoy my little corner of the crafting world. If you just came from Heather's  then you are in the right place. If not, then you want to start @ the beginning with Jennifer so you don't miss any of this inspiration, lol.
     Okay so now on to my project for today. I decided to join this Hop even though I haven't any PP products (yet, lol) because my son is married to an Irish girl, Muirgheal, and this summer they hope to return to her homeland for a visit and for him to see where she was brought up. I decided to make a card for them to wish them luck.

My Irish Fairy

          I used the stamp from Fairyopolis Spring Collection to make my Irish Fairy. I colored it with my Copic markers to "dress" her in her Irish dress. This was hard to photograph since the paper is bright white from X-Press It. I'll leave a list of the colors I used at the end of this post. I used my Gypsy to design my card base and layers. I used Paper Lace and cut label layer @ 4.25" and Lace 1 with the image on page 26 of your booklet.
     After coloring my image I used Spellbinders Standard circles and Fancy Tags for my die cuts.
     I love dimension so I used Liquid Pearls Bisque for her Head piece and, of course, Stickles for the wings. Boy it makes the wings look like she is fluttering, lol. Note that she has nothing in her hand. I plan on using a Pinque Peacock stick pin there so my DIL has a momento to "hold" on to. You can see the fabulous PP stick pins I'm talking about HERE.
         I cut the label out of both chipboard and cardstock. The chip board was painted with a gold pen and the top layer was inked with distress ink Bundled Sage. The stamp is a Studio G. I am not thrilled with the flowers but these are all I had on hand. Hmmm maybe I should also order some of THESE .
     I did embellish this card with 2 different colored rhinestones. I used the lighter green nearest the image. This way your eye is drawn to the fairy and I used the darker green ones for the lower right hand corner so it will throw your eye back to the image. Hey, I spent a long time coloring this and wanted to make sure you took a good long look, lol. Lastly , I used my gypsy to also edited out the corner cuts on the base card to add some color behind it. The inside card was cut from Velum and, as you know, it is sometimes hard to hide glue marks. To avoid this, I used a piece of twine to tie the 2 layers together.
     There you have it. Please join us over the next 2 days to get your Irish on! The designers have been working really hard to preview some great projects with PP and to inspire some luck for you as well.
     As promised I have included the colors I used for this stamp so, get your Copics out!!!!
Irish Fairy
Face: E00, E11,BV00 R20 (for blush)
Hair: E13, E17,E18 and E19
Petal Dress: G20,G21,G24,G28
Wings: BG 11,BG13,BG15

Thank You for hopping along and we hope you had Loads of Fun!
Peacock Hugs


Donna K - Owner @ Created by Donna K said...

Mary, Your card is out of this world. She is absolutely beautiful! The pin is going to look amazing in her little hands. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Friday

Beckie said...

Super sweet card. Great coloring.

Be blessed, Beckie

TeresaK said...

This card is just beautiful! I love the details...the liquid pearls on her headband...just lovely! Great Copic work too!

Jessica Buffa said...

Mary, this is SUPER WOW! What a terrific card and a wonderful way to wish your Son and DIL well on their journey. So happy to have you in the hop. I adore all the sparkle and fun halo of pearls around this darling little girl's head. Fabulous!
Quirky Queen Peacock

Marji said...

This is so pretty!! I love your color choices

Kimberly Pate | KP Kre8tions said...

WOW, just stunning! Your fairy is just beautiful!!! I love her! Such great inspiration for me!


Nupur said...

This is so sweet....i love the little princess...this is absolutely beautiful and so is the card...WOW..

Kathi G. said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the idea of putting the pin in her hand.

Sushama said...

very beautiful the colors....this is just fab..

Jessica Mayes said...

Very pretty!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Card, love the fairy image and the coloring

Janet's Planet said...

love your card, just beautiful!!! so glad we're on this team together! Awesome job!! Janet Royer

Robin said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and your coloring on it is terrific.

"the perkey peacock"

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful card Mary and the image is just darling! Your coloring is just perfect and I like the added dimension from the liquid pearls and stickles. Have a wonderful weekend :D

scrapbookingforfun said...

Super cute Mary!!!!

Robin said...

long time no see Mary...Ha ha! What a beautiful card!!! I love all the blinginess!


MEGHA said...

wow ,so cute and it.

ScrapYourWorld said...

wow, lots of time into that card!!! and it is beautiful!! every little detail just perfect.
DT sister

Rebecca Daniels said...

What a great card! The little girl is so sweet.

Kimberly said...

Very pretty card, your coloring definitely makes me want to try copics out!

Flowersandmoreby Rhonda said...

BEAUTIFUL card!! Love it :)

Angela Crafty Spot said...

I love your card!! The wings are so pretty.

Heather Lynn said...

Oh my gosh, your card is beautiful! Love the added sparkle! Thanks for the inspiration!


Sugarlips said...

This is AMAZING!! You did such a great job coloring her and the liquid pearls are the perfect accent.

artisan98 said...

Oh my God....this card is just beautiful! Excellent work!!! Love it!...Kim

SusieScrapper said...

Love your card, it's so sweet!


Camerageek said...

Your DIL will love this card, i'm sure. When you add the pin, it will be pinquetabulous!