... hello fellow LIMettes - the Less is More colour challenge this week - the flags of your nation - is just fantastic. There are so many fabulous cards already displayed and I'm sure there will be lots more soon.
There are quite a lot of blue, red and white cards - but that's not such a surprise as so many flags around the world are made up of just these colours. I think our African, South American and Asian friends are much more likely to have flags which contain other colours. I did a quick look on Google and I'm convinced that blue is the most popular flag colour!!
So I'm pleased that living in Wales I have another flag to play with. The patron saint of Wales is St David ; we celebrate his day on 1st March each year and in many places St David's flag is flown. It is sometimes seen as an alternative to the National Flag, and that's also a version of St David's flag that includes the National flag. St David's flag is similar to the arms of the diocese of St David's in Pembrokeshire. The flag was also included in Cardiff City's club logo from 2007-08.
Black and yellow - not the easiest of colours to play with - and I've been giving it some thought since Saturday, but this morning I woke up knowing just what I wanted to make. It's a really, really bright card and as a consequence I've kept the design really simple.
I stamped the fabulous medallion stamp in black versafine ink and then heat embossed it with clear powder - it has a really lovely shine. I then sponged yellow all over the card - it actually glows!!! I added a simple sentiment in the top corner - I was very careful to make sure that the embossing powder didn't stick to any other part of the card. I'm really pleased with how this turned out.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Medallion; Hobby Art - Best Wishes GR1830B
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Mustard Seed
Accessories: Card and embossing powder from stash
I've included a picture of the alternative St David's flag (I prefer the plain cross) and also Cardiff City's old logo.
I think I've exhausted flags for my nation :) It's lovely at home today - I'm all on my own - so I've been able to read a bit (more Stephen King), make a card (or two) and even got some washing done. But I've skipped the ironing, my knee doesn't like standing for too long :)) Great excuse - wonder how long I can use it!
That's all for now, but I hope to be back later today with another card to share. See you soon.