Challenge: Just a hint of clover…

Whether it’s spring in the air or just the leprechauns showing up all over the local stores for St. Patrick’s Day I’m feeling a lot of love for clover, shamrocks, and green in general. Will the luck of the Irish be with you? Want to craft with just a hint of bold clover green? Perhaps feature your favorite green ink pad or marker in your next project? We can’t wait to see what you dream up this week.

Barbara let herself be inspired by her vintage soul and a shade of green.

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This green is one of my favorite colors! Often I prefer it in stronger tones but I wanted use it in this shade to create a very delicate tag. For an ethereal and slightly transparent effect, I cut out the butterflies from Paper stash Wallflower vellum and helped by my beloved Distress inks, I created a background tone on tone. I hope this spring mood inspire you too!

Anna-Karin made a very green journal page this week.

This page is about finding balance in life and with some luck those elephants won’t fall, at least not too often. To go with the theme, I used mainly green, which just a little bit of grey. The Tim Holtz elephants were stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Distress Inks. I had fun making a textured background with stencils, stamps, Distress Ink and Distress Spray Stain.

Green has Ashli thinking about change…

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That’s right! The first thing I think of when pondering green is the lovely fresh growth in spring. Well, and that brings to mind change and how change can really be a welcome thing. So, I decided to scrap up a little page for my daughter’s scrapbook, with some journaling to remind them to embrace change. Using my Watercolors and Prismas, I was able to add in lots of green colors to compliment the lovely green Maggie Holmes floral pieces.

Emma hopes this four leaf clover will bring her luck.

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I love making dimensional flowers for my projects and with this in mind, I challenged myself to create a 3D clover. I used the smaller of the Mini Hearts Movers and Shapers die to die cut card, which I coloured with Mowed Lawn and Antiqued Bronze Distress Stains before adding the completed clover to an inked background, mounted on paper from the Wallflower stash.

Sandra had fun making this greenish card for St. Patrick’s day

I’m not really familiar with this Irish holiday. But I loved making this card! I started with stripes of paper of the Lucky paperpad from Authentique. That green is not really my color so I toned it down with Gesso and applied Cracked Pistachio and Crushed Olive Distress Paint around the corners. Love that the patterns of the papers are in the background somewhere.

Suzz was inspired by the color of the clover and broke out her new Cracked Pistachio Ranger Distress Stain Spray.

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When I saw May’s description included being inspired by the color I knew that new Cracked Pistachio spray was going to be leaving a trail of green. I ended up blending the new spray with a few different Ranger Distress Stain Sprays like Iced Spruce and Pumice Stone on a few different backgrounds. I didn’t stop there as I wanted to play with some more goodies that just arrived including the new Tim Holtz Flowers and couldn’t wait to mix them up on these backgrounds. I ended up with three different cards and multiple more backgrounds all starting from the challenge this week.

Michelle’s Valentines Day hearts became Shamrocks!

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Sometimes a messy craft table can be an asset. While putting away my Dina Wakely Collaged Hearts, I thought about how fun they’d be as shamrocks. One thing lead to another and this page for my vintage photo 6×8 album evolved. The Kaiser Grunge Font declares the dog to be a lucky one, but I’m feeling pretty lucky myself!

Meihsia created an art journal page with green color palettes.

I was inspired by the green color scheme of spring to create the background of this art journal page. The watercolor effect was made with Clearsnap Aladine Pigment Ink Cactus and Avocado Izink Inks mixed with water. Some Tim Holtz Gadget Gear Die Cuts and Prima Flowers Metal Embellishment were attached using Tombow Liquid Glue on this page.

Clovers made Andrea think of luck.

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While I did enjoy trying to pinch my non-green-wearing brother on St. Patrick’s Day while growing up, I’d like to think I’ve matured at least a little since then (no comment on my success rate). Instead of a pinching focus, I’ve grown to look at this month as a time to be thankful for all of my good fortune in life. I decided to create this “Lucky Lady” to remind me of my blessings. I made her using Dina Wakley’s All the Gals stamp and played with some fun black Prima thread wire on her dress and crown.

Mona created a greeting card using various shades of green Distress Stain Sprays.

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Admittedly, the color green is not one of my “go to” colors so I was brave and reached for the following Distress Stain Sprays: bundled sage, mowed lawn, evergreen bough and pine needles to create an inky background. For the focal point, I embellished with a crackled die cut butterfly which was colorized using bundled sage. For the sentiment, a small talk sticker was used.

This week I (May) played with my lucky new stamps.

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These new Lawn Fawn stamps are so much fun! Paired with a new blue ink pad and my favorite watercolors I had a blast coloring and building this card. I even managed to get a few shamrocks in there – just for a little extra luck.

For more inspiration click on our design team’s blog links so you can see more photos (and full supply lists) for their projects. Leave them a little comment love while you’re there so they know how they’ve inspired you too, if you’re so inclined.

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As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by random generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that ties in (in any way!) with our theme and post it, along with a link back to this challenge, and add a link here. This challenge will end at 11:59pm on Sunday March 8th Eastern time. We will also be choosing some of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

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  1. I love them all! Great projects, love the unique approach you each took with this. And I love that you are celebrating my favorite holiday and color!!