Monday, January 31, 2011

KSS Monday

How quickly time flies when we're having fun. Today is the last day of January and today will be my last post as KSS Guest Designer. It certainly has been a fun month starting with the grand opening of the forum and gallery.
I created my card using several of the weekly challenges as my focus. I will start by saying that this was NOT a 10 minute or less card, as I am somewhat circle-challenged. I started with Connie's Friday sketch challenge. I used Lisa's Stock up on Occasions theme of St. Patrick's Day (added a few Good Luck items). As for Makiko's Make It Glamorous with Glitter challenge, I used a bit of bling instead of glitter. Does that count? Julie's Word of the Week is "Live". I figured that with a green beer, we could live it up in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
Now to my card. It is an actual circle card. I used stamps from Multi-Step Cup of Warm Comfort, Multi-Step Shamrocks and Clover, Multi-Step Lucky Horseshoe, and Ready 4 any Holiday. The background layer is stamped all over with the large and the small shamrock. The square sentiment layer is stamped in Bottle. The narrow rectangle layer has rows of green rhinestone at each end. On the circle, image layer I stamped the green beer and masked it so I could stamp the two horseshoes. Notice that they are open at the top so they can catch the good luck and not spill it. The horseshoes have tiny beads attached for the nails. The beer has a fluffy foam mady with a Diva ice white pearl pen. It almost looks good enough to drink.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will visit the other Design Team Members to see what wonderful creations they have made.

AngelaConnieJulie • LisaLynnMakikoMaria

Color Recipes: (All inks used are Adirondack)
Shamrocks - 1 willow, 2 clover, 3 bottle
Green beer - 1 willow, 2 juniper, 3 lemonade, 4 citrus
Horseshoes - 1 lake mist, 2 slate, 3 jet black 


Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous St. Patrick's Day creation, Barbara! I can see that is certainly is not a 10 minute card!!

I love your foamy mug of beer backed by the lucky horse shoes!!

What a delight it has been having you stamp with us and share your beautiful Kitchen Sink cards!!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh my goodness Barbara!! What a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Your beer mug looks fantastic! Super terrific job on those challenges too!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards with us this month!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab combination of KSS sets! The Cup of Comfort turned Beer mug looks wonderful with the Horsehoes and Shamrocks! So glad you were able to join us this month as our Guest Designer in the Kitchen!

Connie M. said...

Oh Barbara! I so love this card!! What a perfect st. patricks day card and great combo of sets!! Hugs!!

Michelle VP said...

Great way to combine sets! :)

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Fabulous card Barbara!!! Your card DOES look good enough to drink!!!! You are right... the time went by too quickly ... but that doesn't change what a joy it was to have you as our guest designer!!!! :) You are always welcomed in the Kitchen! :) Inky Hugs!