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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Let the Shenanigans begin!

 Oh my!  This gal sent me over the moon - had to have her!  I have red hair, sometimes use a cane and I am Irish thru and thru!  Art Impressions put together this great "Sham-rock Set" of wonderful images and super sentiments... I grabbed it up before it was sold out!  
I double stamped this gal - one for the background and one to fussy cut and put on an "Action Wobble" spring [Also an AI product] so it would shake and wiggle.  You can see her "other" legs underneath from this angle.   I colored the images with Copics and on her jacket used blender solution to give it the appearance of wool.
The sentiments on the front and inside are both from the set which also comes with a four leaf Clover.  I wanted to use a Shamrock so I cut off one of the leaves.  A four leaf Clover is a rare mutation of the three leaf clover [one in 10,000] and thus considered 'lucky' to find.  It is often shown interchangeably with the Shamrock [a young, smaller sprig of a clover] as a symbol of St. Pat's Day.  The plant was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity and has subsequently become a national symbol of Ireland.  'Shamrock' comes from seamróg, the Irish name that translates as "little clover".
 StPatrick's revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green).  People began pinching those who didn't wear green as a reminder that leprechauns could see them.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  

Crafting From the Heart - #198 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -  #283 – Holiday HONORABLE ADDICT
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Fab & Funky #385 – Anything BUT Square
Penny's Challenge #371 – ATG
Fussy & Fancy L:10  #207 – Let's Celebrate
Crafty Creations - #362 – ATG Always
Inspiration Destination #146 – ATG
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #228 – Perfect Pastimes
Crafty Girls Creations – #45 - ATG Always


  1. Super cute! So lucky CHARM-ing!!! Thanks for sharing your card at PPCC blog! Becca=DT

  2. What fun card Ginny and must be more so in real life with the wobbler in action. Thanks so much for regaling us with your explanation of the Shamrock and wearing green, I never knew why till now! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see more of your wonderful creations again! Hugs, Gwendolyn

  3. this image is way fun
    and I love you made it as 3D
    love all the green on your card
    beautiful green card
    many thanks to joining with us at ATSM this time
    Monika (DT)

  4. Oh, Ginny, what a great card this is! Love the coloring – perfect as always – love the texture you've created on her jacket with the blending, love the 'wobbly' feature so that she appears to move, love the shamrocks (and your history of them, which I did not know), love the cut-out of the shamrocks around the sentiment, love the green ribbon...heck, LOVE the whole thing!!! Bravo, my friend.

  5. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Through the craft room door this week.

  6. Lovely creation! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny's Challenges this week.
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  7. Terrific card, Ginny. Cute image and beautifully coloured. Love the shake-and-wiggly feature of your image and the monochromatic look of the card.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  8. Your card is just beautiful! I love that you put your main image on an action wobble. Awesome! Thanks for joining the Perfect Pastimes Challenge on the Art impressions Blog. Jil

  9. What a fun the image..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal


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