Friday, June 3, 2011

Star Spangled Banner Challenge

Happy Friday! It is that time again for Flourishes pre-Challenge and your chance to win our ENTIRE release. We have some fun planned for you next week. This is all assuming that Blogger doesn't go all crazy on us all again. EEK! The Star Spangled Banner challenge is: As we get ready to honor the Independence of the good ole U.S.A, let's see your patroitism shine! Use red, white and blue if you hail from the United States. If you live in other parts of the world, turn to your nation's flag for inspiration! Be sure to check back on the Flourishes blog to link your creations.





I made two cards for this challenge. This was my late night creation when I couldn't sleep. I really love the Hearts and Flowers set. Added a bit of the red crochet ribbon I found at the LSS with some new bakers twine I bought. Lots of sparkle added to flowers but couldn't get it in the photo very well.
This one is with Kids Play and I tried something new that I saw somewhere. I stamped the image in black, then I took a color and traced around each image. Not real easy to see in the photo but it looks okay. I may have done it wrong but I think it was worth a try. Sponged some clouds around the image but left the back panel white. Added the sentiment with some more of the bakers twine to tie it off.

Check out the fabulous Star Spangled Banner creations from the Design Team:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Barbara

Have a wonderful day!

23 comments:

Sewflake said...

How fun Stacy! I love the bright crisp colors and those kids look good every where!! Maybe it is just the sight of red white and blue that warms my heart. Your creations are fantastic.

Dawn B. said...

These are gorgeous Stacy. I love the way you traced around the silhouette.. I bet in looks great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous! Love all the white, clean and crisp. I always adore gingham.

Heide said...

Awwww....The first card with the flowers is so pretty!

Barbara said...

Love them both, Stacy! What a great idea to use the daisy heart, and your kids' silhouetted is adorable!

ChristineCreations said...

Girl you ROCKED it with those daisies. Such a striking and pretty card. And the kids are so cute, I love the faint clouds in the background.

April said...

Your cards are great! I love them both. great job!

Julie Koerber said...

Ahh.... both are so sweet Stacy! The daisy one is my favorite because I just love the way you colored it up but those kiddos are just too sweet too! Fabulous job!

dpkennedy said...

Love these Stacy! The heart card is so creative! You are too clever! Have a great weekend!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the gingham on both cards, Stacy. Wonderfully done.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW, you are full of inspiration!! Both cards are totally adorable. Just fun and lovely. Thanks and enjoy the weekend

Allison Cope said...

Two absolutely stunning cards Stacy! I just adore that blue gingham!

Leslie Miller said...

These are so cute, it makes me want to stamp some traditional red, white, and blue. Love the idea of tracing around the silhouette. Might have to try that. The blue gingham is awesome!

Debbie said...

Love the gingham paper, perfect choice for the red, white & blue challenge.

Hugs
Debbie

Jo said...

Nice. Love those kids! Thank you

terri d. said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the daisy heart and the silhouette stamps looks wonderful the way you used it!

Shannon White said...

Oh my gosh Miss Stacy! These are both so Sweet! Love how you colored up your daisies on the first one. So pretty and Cheerful!

Hugs!
Shannon

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are so fabulous...love the gingham....bold and fun

Peachy Wessels said...

Great cards - just love them! I love this color combination - it is so crisp and very vibrant!

petra,s cards said...

wauw what a talent and inspiration!!!! i just love your cards they are soooo perfect!!!
xx petra

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Ooh, love these. Anything with gingham always catches my eye. Great cards!

Benzi said...

Stacy, both your cards are adorable. I LOVE the blue checked paper and ribbon. Wonderful cards in the red, white, and blue!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh that bouquet in the red, white and blue is fabulousness!! Such a cute kidlet card design too!