Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dance a Jig




Happy St. Patty's Day to ya!  How about this for a fun tag to get you in the spirit?  The image is one of several from the Free Spirited Hat Ladies stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  When I saw her, I knew she'd be perfect for what I had in mind.  The image is colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out.  For the shamrocks, I used a (very) old die from Sizzix that has long since been retired (one of those chunky Originals) and covered them with Luau Green velvet glitter.  The sentiment is the My Micro Die-Versions font and is adhered to the stitched sentiment flag die cut from Lil' Inker Designs.

As you can see from the close up, I applied pop dots to certain portions of the image, usually opposite sides (one foot and the opposite hand) as I wanted her to really look like she was dancing.  All of this was adhered to a tag covered with patterned paper.  For the base, I ran some green cardstock that I cut to resemble a larger tag, through my crimping tool.  I randomly added a bit of Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs) to the raised areas.

This tag is really sparkly and glittery in person and makes me smile every time I see it as she looks like she's having so much fun.

16 comments:

rachel said...

this is fabulous Anne - so full of energy and such fun - love it xx

Annie said...

What a fabulous make Anne and 'a very Happy St Patrick's Day to you' from Bonnie Scotland x.

This is such a fun tag with a brilliant image.

Have a great Sunday and as always thanks for being a follower. I so appreciate you visits/comments

Hugs

Annie x

Tammy said...

Just fabulous Anne! Love the cute image and dazzling shamrocks! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Gita said...

Great tag. Love the distressed background. Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic Anne! I love that image & your glittery shamrocks!
HUgs
Dawn xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is wonderful Anne, love the image and those sparkling shamrocks.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

what a unique use of that image!!! Love the vibrant green color.....

jimlynn said...

Happy St. Paddy's day to you too!
Super cute image and love those big shamrocks!
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous tag Anne, I like the image and the gorgeous sparkly shamrocks
Kevin xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great background for the Irish Lass doing a jig! Perfect!

Donna Ellis said...

She DEFINITELY has her green on! Wonderful shading and colors, Anne. LOVE that micro Die-Versions font! wow! I did not know font die cuts came that small - I'm heading over to die-versions right now - a great card, Anne! hugs, de

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, How fun is this tag! Just love what you did. Your lady is so funny and a great sentiment. Lots of green.
Hugs, Patricia

E. Marie said...

Great St. Pat's tag. Love those sparkly shamrocks behind your image. She is having way too much fun!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome tag- love the great colors- love, love what you have done!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a super cute St. Patty's Day tag...the dancing Irish girl is adorable and I love all the sparkly shamrocks!!!!

nwilliams6 said...

I love the energy of this card! So fun, fresh, green and spirited. My Great-Grandfather reportedly danced on top of trains doing the Irish Jig - I love that story and your card reminds me of it. Fun stuff. Hugz!