.... for me!! I've been playing in my craft room all afternoon - and it's been great fun. First thing on Saturday mornings I check two of my favourite challenges - Less is More and Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - to see what they have in store for us this week. I've got the WMSC sketch in my notebook and I'm going to have a think about that one.
The Less is More challenge is a colour theme - and this week Chrissie and Mandi have come up with a doozy!! They want us to use the "Colours of YOUR Nation's Flag" - and as there are people taking part from all over the world this should give quite a colourful selection of cards - well maybe! There are lots of flags around the world with Red, White and Blue - just like Great Britain!!
I've made two cards - so far - that use the colours of my nation's flags. The first card is based on the flag of Great Britain - the Union Flag - the good old red, white and blue.
I've gone for a really clean and simple design - so simple, in fact, that I don't have any sentiment on the card as yet. I can't make up my mind what I'd like to use it for - perhaps a birthday, perhaps an anniversary or simply a celebration card.
England is famous for its roses and as I'm half English - I thought I'd make a rose the central image. I stamped the image onto some watercolour paper - the outline was heat embossed with clear powder to make sure that it didn't run. Then I sprayed on some water and added dabs of ink into the water and allowed the ink to spread. The result is this really pretty variegated red rose. I found some lovely textured mirri card and used my nesties to cut out an ornate backing square. I'll add a sentiment later!
Stamp: Stampin' Up! - Fifth Avenue Florals
Ink: Stampin' Up! - Real Red
Spellbinders: Fleur de lis Squares (S4-318) #3
Accessories: Card, mirri card and embossing powder from my stash
Now, you might have noticed the comment above that I'm half English - well the other half is Welsh and, as I'm living in Wales, I thought I'd make a card based on the colours of the Welsh Flag too.
I think the Welsh flag is fabulous - I love dragons!!! One of my favourite series of books is about dragons and their riders - the Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. Anyway, I remembered that I have a sweet dragon stamp in my collection - just perfect for a card from Wales!! I stamped the image and coloured it with Promarkers and added some glitter to the spots!! You can't see it very clearly, but I've glittered the snooze clouds too! Finally, I added a simple sentiment - in welsh - that says Happy Birthday!
Stamps: Funstamps - Sleeping Dragon; Local stamp - welsh sentiment
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Real Red
Promarkers: Grass, Lush Green, Emerald
Accessories: Card, glitter from stash
That's all for now - there are already 36 entries on the Less is More site - I'll try to get around later to have a look, but it's now time for tea. See you later!!