Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Stars & Stripes

When I see a challenge with stars and stripes, the obvious is an American flag or something derived from it.  As I live in NZ, American themes kinda don't work so I need to be a little more creative.  Although this image relates to America, I have used different colourings for the stars and stripes:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 211
http://sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.co.nz/
Shelly's Images - Stars and stripes and sparkle
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/ttt-stars-stripes-and-sparkle.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Pastel Colours
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/challenge-177-pastel-colors.html

I have followed this sketch for this card:
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The striped background papers are from my stash - had them for a long time and were from a scrapbooking paper pack.  The image is from Shelly's Images and has been coloured with pastel coloured copic markers.  The sparkly lace is from Sullivans.  I have added a die cut star (using Spellbinders die) sparkled up with some Stickles - Waterfall.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Suze!! I love the colors you have chosen - love the added Stickles to the Star!!
    So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

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  2. Your card is very pretty and I love your image and soft pastel colors. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  3. Gorgeous Card and cleaver how you solved your problem with the Americain theme. thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

    hugs Amanda
    Shelly's Images DT

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  4. Hi Suze this is a really cute card I love this image and your pastel shades used. I really know what your mean about stars and stripes totally. Take care and have a great week, thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  5. Great job with the sketch Suze and I like the soft pastel colors you've achieved here. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

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  6. Very pretty soft colors and love the image. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

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  7. Fabulous interpretation of our challenge! Thanks so much for joining our "Stars, Stripes & Sparkle" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Darlene
    Shelly's Images Design Team
    SHELLY’S IMAGES BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  8. Nice card. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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