Wednesday, July 20, 2011


color / photo inspiration

Today is the day for the Inspiration Challenge at Dude Time Doodles and here is your color/inspiration board.

Shamus Shamrock was begging me to choose him for this challenge.  He wanted everyone to know that leprechauns do wear colors other than green!  He's all decked out, ready to go partying (that is his favorite hobby after-all).  He even found a gold shamrock to bring with him.

Instead of making a card, I created a little notebook so Shamus could be the life of the party, no matter where he went.  The closure for the notebook was created using paper floss and buttons on the front and backside.  (It wasn't really necessary to add this, but I thought it looked good.)  Shamus is colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out.  The papers are from Scenic Route that I've had for a long time.  I used a portion of the Stripes Label embossing folder from Quikutz for the small panel behind Shamus and the notebook border punch (how appropriate) from EK Success for the bottom.  I added some Creative Inspirations Paints (gold) for the shamrock and the buckles for some added bling.

Don't hesitate too long - the party might be over before you get your project uploaded over at DTD (you have until next Tuesday, July 26).  Use the inspiration board above and remember, the project has to be for a Dude!  Go see what the other Dudettes have come up for you too.

Copics used: R20, E00, E21, E31    R05, R14, R17, R46    G20, G24, G28    YR00, YR01, YR02, YR0000    E31, E35, E37    R11, R30, RV11    BG000 


Dawn said...

I love your notebook Anne!
I have a Shamus card in my box that I can't bear to part with! He's soo very cute in a dude kind of a way!
Love that he's wearing his other outfit today!
Dawn xx

Linda said...

Love the card Anne, the colours are fab and I love Shamus too. I think I will have to add him to my collection. Happy Crafting :)
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Fun notebook Anne! As always, great coloring and very clever.

Nana Connie said...

Great idea to do a notebook. I love Shamus in reds and oranges! Coming from Irish roots, I think leprechauns should be year round figures, not just on St. Paddy's! lol Terrific card, Anne.

jimlynn said...

Great notebook Anne! Maybe Shamus is doing the happy dance so he can list all the DT's he's on in that notebook! So cute.

Tip Top said...

Hehehe! He looks so happy!

Cleota said...

Simple yet so fantastic! Love the notebook punch and your coloring is great.

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Love how you used the inspiration this week! Shamus is rockin' his new outfit!

Janet said...

fun card!!