FTHSketch #8 Basket ‘o Shamrocks

Happy Saturday all!  A quick post today!  We have a busy weekend with birthday parties and parades. The weather should cooperate — it snowed yesterday a very pretty, but very wet and heavy snow that I had to shovel 3 times.  Today it is supposed to be in the 50s.  Crazy, I tell you!

Today I have a card for the current From the Heart Sketch.  I picked up a trio of basket digis from their store — did you know you get a $1 credit for the store each time you participate in their sketch challenge?  I’m a sucker for shamrocks and absolutely adore the basket full of them in this trio.

My heritage is German on my mom’s side and likely lots of British on my dad’s.  I haven’t been able to research it thoroughly yet, but I do know based on our family names we have lots of Scottish and English.  I’m hoping for a tiny bit of Irish as well, as St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite days and Ireland is tops on our list to travel to.

When I colored up the basket, I decided to go with colors represented in the Irish flag.  I knew I had this big, beautiful, orange ribbon, which worked perfectly with this sketch.  I added a bit of Smooch Green Apple for added sparkle to each shamrock and some Smooch Illuminate to the bow.   On two of the three small squares, I added in a shamrock made from a small heart punch.

The last thing I added was a sweet little crocheted butterfly.  I picked up a handful of these on a trip to NYC the other year and forgot all about them.

I’m also entering this into the From the Heart February Free Stamp of the Month Challenge.

Challenge Submissions
From the Heart Stamps — February Free Stamp of the Month Challenge
I {Heart} Sketches — #8
Broken Box Stock — #21 St. Patrick’s Day
Simply Create Too — St. Patrick’s Day/Use mostly Green

Basket ‘o Shamrocks
Stamps: From the Heart Digital Art Stamps — Spring Baskets
Paper: Grass Green (Gina K), Orange Zest (PTI), Cryogen, Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard
Ink:
Copics: G24, YR15, YR12, YR20, YR16, G14, G05, G07
Other Stuff: ribbon, doily, Nesties, heart punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, crocheted butterfly, Smooch Illuminate and Green Apple

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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