Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Folk lore abounds on St. Patty's Day.

I recently learned that my hubby's (therefore my children's) family tree has roots in Ireland through an ancestor named Honora O'Flynn from County Kerry.  If you do an internet search, you will discover her fascinating story, including being captured and brought to the American colonies.  Irish luck got her here safely.

Here is my tag of an Irish lass, perhaps Honora as a young girl..  Background BINGO card is from Heather Hudson's My Artistic Adventures Etsy.  (I'm on her design team.)  The little shamrock queen image is a freebie from Lunagirl Moonbeams.  I converted it to a ping file and placed in on the BINGO card before printing.  This is a digital hybrid because after printing, I added glitter with green and clear star pens, trim and  flowers from my stash..

I'm entering this first tag in
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Lucky

Feeling Crafty March Challenge:  Use a digi and bling   It's hard to see the bling but there is a row of shiny beads on top of the ribbon.  I used the Clear Star pen to add glitter to all the shamrocks on her dress as well as the two flowers.  I used the green glitter pen on top of all the shamrocks she's holding and the leaves on her bonnet.

Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge Shabby Green.  I get two entries for using a Lunagirl image.

Karen, on her Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge blog, posted a nice synopsis of  St. Patrick's Day facts and lore HERE.  I was particularly interested in Karen's statement,  "The name Ireland is the anglicized version of Eire, from the name of the Celtic goddess Eire or Eriu (Ireland = Eire's Land)." 

Since Lunagirl Moonbeams is sponsoring the Digitally Sweet Challenge, I used one of the Lunagirl images (that looked to me like a goddess) from the Shabby Green digital collage sheet along with other elements from the collage sheet (butterfly wing and sheet music).  
The green background patterned paper and the shamrock are from Gecko Galz digital images.  The black borders and word Erui are from my PSE software.

I'm entering this make in
Digitally Sweet Challenge 79:  Black and White and One Other Color.  I get two entries because it is totally digital. x


Sharon said...

gorgeous "green" creations Helene!

Heather said...

Happy St. Patty's Day Helene!! Love both of your Green Creations!! Fabulous!!
Thank you for the shout out!!

CraftyKay said...

Gorgeous. that little girl is so cute.x

Stephanie said...

Both are beautiful. Love the green

Karen Lunagirl said...

Thank you for your beautiful entry in my Shabby Green challenge. She is adorable! And I love, love, LOVE your Irish Goddess creation! Breath-taking.

Carol S said...

Happy St Patrick's Day Helene!
These are both lovely green creations!

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Helene!
Linda xxx

Terry said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day and are these ever gorgeous! Both are such fun! Enjoy!

Brenda Brown said...

Both lovely pieces Helene. How lovely to be able to read about your ancestor from Ireland on the internet. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Denise Pustelniak said...

I love both! wonderful colors!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Faith A said...

Love both pieces, but do especially love your Eira Lady with the music background.

Thank you for joining Digitally Sweet Challenges hope to see you next week.

Vicki robertson said...

Wow, Helene! Your St. Patrick's Day cards are fabulous.

Sarah said...

These are stunning! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

Karen Wilson said...

These are both beautiful, I love the placement of the Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenge, hope you can join us next week.

Alrik Gerlach said...

A very beautiful project.

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful projects and thank you for sharing it and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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