Jul 4, 2008

BC Wk 54 America is my Home!


Happy Birthday America!!!



For our Blogger's Challenge this week we were assigned, Color Blocking.  I like this technique as it gives you a chance to use several colors and patterned papers to create a fun pop of color on your projects.



I chose a (Red, White and Blue) color scheme since today is the 4th of July and I wanted to show my appreciation for those who serve in the military to help protect my homeland and those abroad as well.



The stamp set I chose to use is an "oldie" but a goodie in my book.  It's called, (Americana).  I love this set, its very Nostalgic.

Card Base:  Brilliant Blue, layered with Whisper White.

Color Blocked Pieces:  Confetti - Kaleidoscope Collection - My Mind's Eye, Red and White Stars (source unknown) and Brilliant Blue

I stamped the Rooster Image with Basic Black ink and colored it with a combination of Copic Markers (R27 Cadmium Red, Y15 Cadmium Yellow), Ultramarine Blue Prismacolor Pencil, Spica Glitter Pens in Red and Clear (they don't show up all that well in the scan but are very shimmery in real life. I then cut it out using my rectangle Nestabilities Die and layered it on another rectangle die of Real Red.  I stamped the sentiment in Real Red on Whisper White and cut it out with a Circle Nestabilites Die and layered that onto Brilliant Blue.  Then I stamped the heart in Brilliant Blue and colored it with a Blue Spica Glitter Pen.  I mounted my images with foam mounting tape and added Real Red Photo corners pierced and also mounted with foam mounting tape to complete my card.



So help celebrate America's birthday by visiting the other Blogger's Challenge members blogs to see what they came up with for this challenge.

18 comments:

Marcia said...

What a great card, very patriotic and very much in the moment. TFS!

MJ said...

Oh Yea! Another traditional American card. This is great. I love that rooster. Great job on the coloring. Hope you enjoy your 4th!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Ida! I love your colorblocking and adding in the patterned paper.

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great card, and an adorable image, which I've never seen before. Happy Independence Day to you too!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful example of color blocking - love the addition of the patterned paper.

Beckie said...

I remember this set! It was one of my favorites! Great card!!

Barb Hardeman said...

I love what you done with the card and the image. What a super choice of paper, color and image. Super coloring, super card...

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderfully done Ida! I don't believe that I've ever seen this image! It's perfect for this week! Thanks for sharing! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

Very neat layout and wonderful image to use for today! Happy fourth!

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, this is wonderful! I love the stamps and your color blocking is perfect with them.

Barbara said...

Oh! This is so fun!! Love all the patterns on your color blocking...what a spectacular card!!

Suzanne said...

Cute and I love the papers.

Sheryl said...

Nice job on the challenge, Ida. Love the chicken!

Nikki Bond said...

What a darling stamp! Love the card you made...great job this week! {SMILES}

Connie said...

Oh, Ida...that is an "oldie" stamp set! Lovely card...great job with the challenge.

Claudia said...

GREAT card!

Chrissy D said...

Wonderful! I hope you had a fabulous Fourth of July! Love this Americana color blocking card! TFS!

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! I love the papers! The stamp image is adorable! You are very talented! I love your coloring a lot!!! Great job!

Elena