Thursday, February 2, 2012

A St.Patrick's Day Wish

Welcome to February and the first of the Dreamweaver Design Team Challenges for this month. Our challenge this month is to create either St. Patrick's Day or green projects. Be sure to check out the Dream It Up blog to find out about how you can participate in the challenge and be a winner!

I have to admit I struggled with this challenge. You would think being 1/4 Irish I'd have this one on the bag but NO! I was raised in Chicago where St. Patrick's Day equates to drinking green beer and eating corned beef and cabbage. Oh yeah, and dying a river green and a big unionized parade. Not much there to build a card upon!

So I took a little liberty and created this card. Its so-so in my book. I'm going to blame it on CHA exhaustion but really its more a lack of inspiration. I am sure by the end of this month I'll be into the full swing of things inspired by my awesome Dream Team members.

So...for what its worth, here's my first attempt at a St. Patrick's Day card.

Don't get me wrong. I love the new Pointed Celtic Knot stencil, I just need some inspiration on how best to use it. To me, its like crosses, they have meaning and significant symbolic value and I want to be true to that. Any one out there that can help shed some light on the meaning of celtic knots?

Okay, enough rambling, head on over to the other Dream Team blogs and see the amazing creations they have posted for our first challenge. You can find the links to all their blogs in the right hand column.

I'll be back tomorrow with another post, hopefully one that I REALLY like!

Feedback, both good and bad is greatly appreciated!


Louise said...

You must be exhausted cause you forgot the photo!

sommrstamping said...

I love the card, this celtic knot is beautiful. I used the same one. I sure under stand the exhaustion though. It was really fun to meet you at CHA

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Ohhhh! This is so pretty ....very Celtic and the Irish saying is one of my favorites!

Louise said...

This is beautiful, I can't imagine what you didn't like! Loved meeting you and the team at the show.

Lee Kellogg said...

Beautiful card, you did a wonderful job on it. I am sorry I didn't get to spend more time getting to know you more. I'll be in touch next time I am in Portland.

Kristi said...

very pretty! Love all things celtic! Great job

Pam Hornschu said...

I think you did a fab job with your St. Pat's card. Love the gold on that soft green, especially with the great sentiment embossed in gold as well.