Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's a Patriotic Holiday Weekend!

Good morning and welcome to my Wednesday DT posting for Isabella's Sketchbook. This week we are challenging you to make a Memorial Day weekend card. In the US, Memorial Day weekend kicks off our summer season. So your card can be for the USA's Memorial Day or just inspired by something that you would do on a summer weekend. I combined both inspirations with this charming summer picnic image from Isabella's Sketchbook along with enough red, white and blue to make it a patriotic card. And just for good measure, I threw in a couple of stars and the chipboard USA letters. The VFW post in my neighborhood still sells crepe paper poppies every Memorial Day as a fundraiser and to remind us of the sacrifices made by brave men and women on our behalf. So to tie it all together, I added a red crepe paper flower.

The details: Image by Isabella's Sketchbook, base is Real Red, followed by Whisper White that had been run through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The red bandana print DP is from Designer Digitals as is the blue bandana print that I used to paper piece the tablecloth (done digitally). The image was colored with Copics and colored pencils. The DP I used to cover the chipboard is ancient Creative Memories paper. The frence punch is from Marth Stewart and the red gingham ribbon is from SU. Daisies embossed on the fence was also a Cuttlebug EF.

I hope you will take the time to stop by Isabella's Sketchbook challenge this week. And while you're at it, stop by the blogs of the rest of the team members. There is talent oozing out of every pore on this team so it is well worth your time.


I hope you will grab an Isabella's Sketchbook image and join in the fun with us this week!

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges entered:
Fresh Brewed - Red, White & Blue
Stamp Something - Use 2 of something (stars)
My Time to Craft - Vivid greetings
Oh la la Creations - Bright and Cheerful
Order of the Opus Gluei - Seasonal Icons


Sharon said...

A stunning card Linda. So appropriate for the occasion. Enjoy the day. hugs Sharon

Peri said...

Love it Linda, as always! The paper piecing is a great touch. I can really feel the joy in this card! Another big success!
Peri xx

Stacy Kay Brais said...

What a great card!! Love that flower and the paper piecing..fabulous :)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh this card is just stunning Linda!!! WOW! I love the blue star frame and all the gorgeous red white and blue. Such a patriotic and fun card. Screams summer and pride!!!

Have a blessed day and thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Margreet said...

gorgeous Patriotic card all of your details!
xxx Margreet

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! Love this card! Great details! Very patiotic indeed! :)

cheryl said...

OMG hun this is one stunning card gosh its brilliant love the desing detail everything hugs cheyrl xxx

Lori said...

Oh wow your flower, papers and letters are soooo very patriotic, what a fabulous card!

made by fifi said...

beautiful card - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge this week x

Cec said...

Such a great card and so indicative of your Memorial Day. Beautifully done!

Wendi said...

Gorgeous card love the gate border with the ribbon and all the embellishments thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Anonymous said...

Stunning Linda, I love the frame and the picket fencing is fab ! Sue C x

Viv said...

Linda I love the frame around your image, and the paper pieced tablecloth! Just beautiful! Viv xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is totally fabulous Linda the colours the design the flower and that image which when I first saw it with all the colours I thought of American Pie an amazing card I love it.
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

Fabulous, patriotic card! I love how you weaved the ribbon through the "fence".

Lisa said...

Linda, beautiful card as always!!! The frame and the flower really make it special!

Jana said...

WOW. This is such a beautiful card. I love all the details. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Opus Gluei. And playing with us too.

Annika said...

Your style is so wonderfully unique and gorgeous and EVERY SINGLE FRIGGIN' CARD is a work of art!!! How on Earth do you manage that!!???

Joseline said...

Oh this is just over the top!!

Cassie said...

i am now wanting a blue bandana print tablecloth!!!
your rose is GOR-geous by the way!!

Jennifer Scull said...

I love love love this card! everything about it is just wonderful - so patriotic, so American! wonderful!

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, you had me at Funkie Junkie (what a great blog name) and then to see you like retro vintage - swooon!!! LOL, a kindred soul!

This card is marvelous; it's colorful, meaningful, and beautiful. I love the inclusion of the All American picnic (that is apple pie baked by mom right?), and the picket fence. The poppy is a great touch, my Dad (WWII veteran) used to sell those for his post and it brings a happy tear to my eye to see it used. BEAUTIFUL and thanks for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

Anonymous said...

Linda, this is stunning. You have added so many techniques and I love it!! Have a great week.

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