Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Good Luck

A friend of mine is headed on a trip this weekend and while it isn't technically a St. Patrick's Day trip is seemed like a good idea to send her off with a little something green and a little luck for a good trip, especially since she's leaving on St. Patrick's Day.

Over at Papercraft Star the challenge this week is a photo challenge with the theme of St. Patrick's Day. I love photo inspiration challenges. Love them. They are my favorite so I couldn't pass it up.

First up is the inspiration.

Look at all that green. But it isn't the typical, basic, grass green that one normally sees for St. Patrick's Day. And it's much more refined than my typical thoughts of beer and the green river up in Chicago.
When I looked at the picture I was drawn to the idea of "other" greens and the clean look of the picture. I also remembered the white plates and glass vases. So, after much thought, I came up with this.

I chose a lighter, more spring-like green and kept the whole thing pretty simple and clean. I also swiped the edges with gold because you can't have St. Patrick's Day without at least a touch of gold. Then added a tag that says "Good Luck" since there will be wine tasting (and hopefully buying) on this trip.
Of course, I couldn't forget the back.

The back came from the glass vases filled with green candies (I assume) and the decorations on the cake. I filled a piece of acetate with shamrocks and put it over white glossy paper, then added a smaller shamrock like the one on the front. I finished if off with a white, pearl liner around the edge.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies: Stamps-Stampin Up, Papertrey; Cardstock-Stampin Up, Unknown; Ink-Brilliance; Ribbon-Pink Hedgehog; Template-My Time Made Easy; Paint-Ranger


  1. I love that you decorated a bag ! I never have any cute bags made ahead of time, and I think I will take a cue from you and do just that. Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Star !!

  2. Your bag is adorable! I love how you created the clover out of little hearts. Clever! I am so glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star!