This is for two challenges - Card Sketches - On An Angle SC114 and Try A New Technique - Frayed Ribbon TLC106 (I'm loving the frayed ribbon technique!). Wanted to use the St. Patrick's Day ribbon I got from Michael's with the challenge for today - I'm waiting for my "Doodle This" stamp set to come in - these stamps are sort of close to that set - so here you go - hope you like it.
Here's the story of the snakes from the Legends of Britain website: Patrick, when a boy, was seized by pirates from his home near Carlisle and sold into bondage to an Irish chieftain. He escaped, and at length reached the Continent, where eventually he was ordained a bishop. Later he returned to the land of his former captivity, and by his preaching converted the Irish to Christianity. Legend says at that time the country was oppressed by great serpents and a host of loathsome, poisonous reptiles. Endowed with miraculous power, St. Patrick drove every snake from the land into that unfathomed pool, amid the Kerry Hills, from whence only the Last Trumpet may release them.