Thursday, February 25, 2016

Words of the Irish

This time around we are all about the Irish over at Emerald Creek Dares Lucky Clover! St. Paddy's Day, all things green, leprechauns, pots of gold and of course....words from the Irish.
There are so many wonderful Irish poets and writers and with all that we do in our creating I thought this quote from George Bernard Shaw was perfect.

Words courtesy of George Bernard Shaw...colors from Tim Holtz Distress and Dyan Reaveley Dylusions and the incredible brads and embossing powder from Emerald Creek! The background is distress spray and the rainbow was done with Gelatos (drew the lines then took a wide paint brush a bit wet and ran it over the Gelatos to blend them a bit. I used a Dylusions stencil and Ranger Clear texture paste (with a touch of gold glitter for some background texture)

Used the Tim Holtz top hat as a leprechaun hat and added the black band embossed with Emerald Creek's Onyx Frost
My own little pot of gold, pot done with Emerald Creek Onyz Frost to add some sparkle and Emerald Creek Antique Silver Metal Circle Dots Brad painted with gold acrylic paint to be the gold coins.

A luck shamrock to share with you, made using Emerald Creek Heart Brads painted with Dylusions Fresh Lime paint, then just a quick brush of Tim Holtz Distress Spray in Lucky Clover over top.
I printed my quote on Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock and then used the new Tim Holtz Vintage Collage medium to adhere it and did a light layer over top.

All my wonderful supplies used for this project and yes I only have one each left of my Emerald Creek Brads...because I am addicted to them and put them on everything that I can!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to share your creation with us over at the Emerald Creek Dares Blog Lucky Clover for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to gt your very own supplies!!

Check the amazing creations from the rest of the Design Team too!!


And joining us for our March project is Pam Bray so be sure to go and see what she is up to!!

Have a fabulous Thursday!!



  1. Beautiful! I love how you used brads for the 'gold' and 'clover' ~ wonderful idea!

  2. Awesome! Using the brads as gold and clover was a great idea!

  3. Beautiful creation Cathy!!Wonderful background and lovely quote!


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