Jul 3, 2009

BC106 Wave The Flag

Happy Friday and Happy 4th of July Weekend. This weeks challenge is, Wave The Flag (Red, White and Blue). Seems that both Lisa and Kerry were thinking alike this week as they both issued the same color challenge. You can view my card for the 3CT in the post below this one.

Since I'd already done a Patriotic card I was going to go non-traditional with my red, white and blue colors and then I ran across this image that was already stamped (not colored) in a scrap box and since her basket included a "Flag" I thought why not go with this for my card.
The image is from a fairly old SU Hostess set from 2001 called, Country Charm. I colored it up using my Prisma Colored pencils and added some White Liquid Applique to the Pussy willows in the vase. I paired my image up with some more paper from the Sweetwater Firecracker paper collection. I also added a punched border of white and the sentiment is from a really old retired SU set (1991 - Americana) that I just can't bear to part with. I high lighted the heart with a red Spica glitter pen.
Colors used were: Night of Navy, Real Red, Brocade Blue and Whisper White. I also added 2 star brads (source unknown) and a punched Star with a heart button and some red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon (SU retired).

Be sure to stop by the other Bloggers Challenge members blog and check out their creations as well.

Have a very Safe and Happy 4th of July.

24 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Those are some old stamps aren't they. They work wonderfully with this weeks challenge though, great card! BTW- love your blog decorations!

Connie said...

Blogger is having troubles with the preposting... Great job with your card and the challenge! CUTE image! Love it!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute, Ida! That Raggedy Ann-type doll is so sweet, and I love the whole primitive/patriotic look of your design! (You should link this over on Sharon Johnson's blog too... it fits today's challenge!)

Barb Hardeman said...

Ida! This is so cute!! I've never seen that image before and I love it. Your coloring and added touches with the Liquid Applique are great. Darling work...

Sandy in TX said...

Ida - I love your card! And as for the "really old retired SU set (1991 - Americana)". I paid around $80 for it several years ago. I would never part with it either. I love seeing cards made with the older SU sets.
Thanks for sharing,
Sandy in TX

Kristen said...

Ida,
What a sweet card. It has a great country style. Great job!

Shona said...

i like the darker colors on this one. isn't it fun to see the older SU sets and how they have evolved! great card!

Nikki Bond said...

Great card...love the vintage feel to this! {SMILES}

Allison said...

Great country-themed card! Love the mix of embellies esp. with the piercing!

Barbara said...

How cute this is! So all-American!! Raggedy Ann AND red-white-blue....just wonderful!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is oh so cute Ida! That image is just darling! The whole card has a wonderful homespun feel to it! Love it! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Great layout, beautifully colored cute image.

Kerry D-C said...

What great card!! This image is so sweet with the raggedy Ann!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the "homespun" look you achieved! Happy 4th!

Margaret R said...

Wonderful card filled with country charm! Love your papers, layout and images! I remember that set and it is perfect for this theme!

Patti Chesky said...

What a coincidence...my niece just showed me her Raggedy Ann doll. The card is lovely!!!

Lori said...

Love the vintage look you created--the patchwork look of the patterned paper complements the image perfectly.

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Ida! I love the layout and gorgeous papers! Love the vintage look you created! And LOVE this card very much!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! Love the fun paper and the cute image. TFS!

Rachel Hope said...

Cute! Love the vintage feel!

Maria said...

Hey Ida! What a perfect card for the 4th of July! It has a country style patriotic look! The quilt design of the dp is fantastic. . .matches the whole theme! Awesome job on your coloring too!

Maria

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is so darling! I love the cute country look!

(-: Heidi

LeAnne said...

Ida, thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog! I LOVE this image...I remember I went to an open house at my demo's, and her mom WON this set, then very graciously gave it to me because I loved it soooo much! It is long gone, sold somewhere along the line, and I could kick myself because I still think it is cute! You did a great job coloring it and I am glad you shared it with us!
LeAnne

njburk said...

Sorry to be so late in checking out your card--but is great--I LOVE the country look to it. Gald you got to play along! Nola