Whimsy Stamps ~ St Patrick's Day Shenanigans & Malarkey

Hey there lovely crafty pals. Do you celebrate St Patrick's Day? Growing up in New Zealand, it wasn't really celebrated, but while we lived in London, there were always parties, parades and general shenanigans and malarkey come St Patrick's Day. The green beer and green mash with mushy peas! It was a lot of fun! So we are bringing some of that to you today on the Whimsy Stamps Facebook Page via our St Patrick's Day Event. We've been sharing jokes, stories and having fun with a St Patrick's Day Poll during this past week. But on Sunday, we will be judging the winner's of our St Patrick's Day colouring competition. So I hope you've had a chance to enter, if not, there's still a day to go! We'd love to see your Whimsy creations for St Patrick's Day. You can colour an actual St Patrick's Day image, as I have here, or any Whimsy Stamps image, but predominantly in green! The DT have been having huge fun with this event, so you have to head over there to take a peek at their St Paddy's Day mischief!

This rather cheeky we fella is called Kiss Me Irish from Dustin Pike who is a new artist to Whimsy Stamps. I think this image is hilarious and when I found the fun sentiment that I've used on this card, I just knew they would be a great pairing! We have a friend who has just celebrated his birthday right before St Patrick's Day and he is just the sort of cheeky chappy that would really get this card! We saw them for dinner Friday night, so gave him a 'little cheek', with this fun creation. It would have been a huge hit ordinarily, but we were all a little sombre on Friday.

I coloured the image with my Copic Markers, freehand drawing in the rainbow and had a bit of fun adding sparkles to the rainbow. I went a little overboard with the white pen I think, but it's got a good layer of wink of stella over the rainbow too, so it's pretty sparkly in reality. I had a lovely green paper in my stash that my baby sister had given me a couple of years ago as part of a 12x12 set of papers from a DCWV set called The Old World Stack. It's got fabulous rich coloured papers with texture and tone on tone designs. So the greens from this set were lovely for this St Patrick's Day creation. I used the darker paper that I've backed the image and base with to also create this fun little shamrock. 

I didn't have one in my stash and really wanted to add something like that to my make. So I got creative! I diecut four tiny hearts, folded them in half to give the petals some movement and dimension and then stuck them down using my Olba Glue to a tiny circle backing and added a little tail for the stalk. I'm so chuffed with how this came out! A simple but fun little embellishment for St Patrick's Day.

How cute is this Leprechaun's tattoo?! You know you're Irish through and through if you've a shamrock on your rear. I think it's such a fun image, but for those who don't want to be greeted by a Leprechaun's rear, I've covered him with a watermark. Hehe. I'm sure you're not all that sensitive, but just in case!

I do hope you'll come and join our fun St Patrick's Day Event. Even if you've no time to colour, come and have a look at the DT creations, answer our fun poll and join in some of the stories and games we have going on. I'll be back really soon with another crafty adventure but in the meantime, I wish you a wonderful St Patrick's Day and happy St Patrick's Day crafting! 

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Mod Squad: Layered Looks
Cute Card Thursday: #573 ~ Celebrate
The Paper Shelter: #374 ~ Digital Image
Tuesday Throwdown: #427 ~ Good Luck
Dragonfly Journey: #136 ~ Green Goodness
Die Cuttin' Divas: #411 ~ Use Green or Gold
Papercraft Challenges: #32 ~ Clean & Simple
Addicted To Stamps & More: Make Your Mark


Dawn T said…
funny card Wendy. Happy St Paddy's Day to you, begorra.

Chris said…
Fun card with your cheeky leprechaun Wends! Beautifully coloured and great design with that amazing sparkly rainbow in the background! Love the shamrock embelly too, very clever!
You've been in my thoughts after the horrific events of last week.
Sending hugs
Jeannie said…
Hi Wendy! This little leprechaun just cracks me up, and your creation is just so fun with the distressed edges and fun papers. Really, really awesome!! Thanks so much for joining my 'Green Goodness' blog challenge and Good Luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys
Aw, how adorable, I love this image and that shamrock you created with the die cuts is awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our Digital Image challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge blog this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT
Cards By MI said…
Thank you for joining us over at the Paper Shelter Challenge this week with your stunning card.

Love n hugs
Pat said…
Great card with a fun image Wends.

Pat xx
Patsy Long said…
A great fun card. Love how you used your hearts due to make your embellishment. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge and hope to see you again next time - Patsy
Monika Reeck said…
ooh cuutee Image
great coloring and he has tatoo also hehe (SMILE)
I love your rainbow
cute cute card Wendy
Many thanks for playing with us at ATSM this time
What a hilarious card Wendy, sp fun and cheeky! Loved your rainbow colouring for the background too. Thanks for sharing your awesome card over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

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