Monday, June 25, 2012

A Patriotic BBTB2 Challenge

Welcome, we are all red, white and blue today, marching to the beat of patriotism.  Our challenge offered up today by the very talented Susan Edwards, if you have not seen it yet, check out her gorgeous table project.  Be sure to check out BBTB2 Challenge Blog for all the inspiration and then join in on the fun!

My project this week is a 6"X6" card, the stripe paper by BasicGrey.  I found the "Declaration" on line and it is tucked behind my patterned papers.  I especially had fun with the torn and aged piece I mounted my "Freedom" from "Graphically Speaking" cart on.  I tore some white packing paper and put it in my scanner with a piece of black on top, scanned it in and then printed it out.  I then went to work on it with my copic markers, begging out the creases and folds.  One thing I really want to share is a new Copic color  released at CHA 2012, "Gray Sky" BG90, for those of you that love to do shading this is a MUST HAVE color.  I cut Freedom from velum and then airbrushed with copics, I used a straight rule, leaving just a smidge uncolored and then went over the area with white.  The metal ribbon circle is hand hammered florist wire, with misc ribbon attached, I am loving the hammered wire, what a way to relieve stress, lol.

Thanks for visiting my blog, but most of all for supporting our fun fun Cricut Challenges, I look forward to seeing how you work your patriotism into your projects over the next couple of weeks.  hugs

16 comments:

Carole Beath said...

I love this, Sandi.... I really like the design, all those wonderful patriotic colors.
Higs
Carole

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous vintage vibe to this, Sandi and wherever do you come up with all those great techniques? Gonna immediately try hammering some wire. Sounds like just the ticket! LOL Love your card. xxD

Jeri said...

Oh my word, Sandi. This is just fabulous. Your colored freedom letters are amazing and I love the little document stuck behind.

Loopylou. said...

wow sandi thats awesome hun, i love the you found the declaration! how cool is that!!! it looks fabulous just tucked in there.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Stephanie said...

I love that you always use "special effects". This is terrific and I love the aged look. Freedom says it all. Perfect.

Brenda said...

What an amazing card Sandi! I love all the little attention to details you put into your cards and I love how you use your copic markers, you always wow me! Hugs

Tangle said...

I love how you did the vintage take on this challenge! super fun and original.

-Rebekah

Susan said...

Sandi this is great. And I cannot believe you tucked a D of I into the pocket - brilliant! The wire idea is awesome. Thanks for a great project!!

Susan

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Sandi what an amazing authentic piece of art your card is, I love that you used the declaration and your vellum airbrushed freedom is beautiful. Love everything about this!
Hugs
Juliexx

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Love all your amazing creations...I need to use my airbrush more often..

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Love how you tucked in the declaration - you are amazing.. hugs

Glenda said...

Beautiful Patriotic project! Love the use of the Declaration! Love all your techniques and details which make your work so amazing!
Glenda

1CardCreator said...

Great patriotic card Sandi!

Scrapbooking for Joy said...

How clever to added the aged paper on as the background paper as the document. Love it! :0)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Great olde time look card. Love the way you scanned it. Looks way cool.

shelly said...

wow sandi spectacular. i love that added circle tag with ribbon.