Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

  
Hoping everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July today! 

this week's Blogger's Challenge is red, white, and blue. My card is a bit non-traditional for a 4th of July card, but it certainly fits in with the red, white, and blue. I started with a red base card and added the blue panel. I stamped the sentiment (Artistic Outpost) along the fold edge of the card. The face (Prima) was stamped on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I then masked her and stamped (Hero Arts) the background. I used the distress watercolor technique from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities 3 Book, p. 39. This just happens to be the  current CCC3 challenge. (A special thanks to Inspiration Emporium for their generous sponsorship.)
My card is being entered into these challenges: Blogger's Challenge -- red, white, and blue; Classy Cards 'n Such -- red, white, and blue (Tim Holtz's distress markers can be purchased there.); Tuesday Throwdown -- anything goes; Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge -- distress watercoloring; Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations -- patriotic; Art With Heart -- red, white, and beautiful; V's Sweet Ideas -- red, white, and blue.

10 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful image and card. Thanks for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Anita Houston said...

Happy Independence Day to you too! LOVE this girl's watercolored hair! So fun! Thanks so much for joining us on our watercolory challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Sarah said...

What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Gorgeous card hun and thanks for linking up at Tuesday Throwdown very good luck Judith DT x

Diane said...

Very pretty card Barbara...nice coloring, too!!! Thank you for joining us this week at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "red~white~blue" challenge!!
Diane CCNS DT

Emily Thubbron said...

What a neat card, Barbara. Love all the techniques. Great take on a patriotic card. Thank you for joining us at MFP's Simple Salutations for our Patriotic Challenge.

Emily T.
DT Member

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Great use of the beautiful image to make a beautiful July 4th card! Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations challenge!
Hugs,
Pam
DT member
www.pammiesinkypinkies.blogspot.com

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a lovely piece of art Barbara, I love you colouring and blending and the image is gorgeous as is your backdrop. So pleased to have you joining in our Art with Heart Challenge , thank you. Tracy x

Christine said...

Beautiful card. Love the masking to create the background. She's lovely. Thanks for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.

Diane said...

Congrats on your win at Classy Cards 'n Such...well done!!