Today’s card features a summer theme, and is entered in the Squigglefly Challenge Blog "In the Good Old Summertime" challenge. Love of country, freedom and democracy are symbolized by the colors red, white and blue, while reminiscing on summer block parties. I remember 4th of July parades and watermelon and softball games and horeshoes and water hoses and biking along at the end of the paprade. And what better character to ring in the ideals of American freedom than the all-American bird, the Turkey!!! After all, isn’t it rumored (possibly by Mr. Perdue himself) that the pilgrims shared some turkey legs with the native American Indians long ago?
The digi-image comes from Squigglefly and is called “Thy Cart Overfloweth”. I colored it with Copics: E35,71; C1,3; R05,29; B93,97; G21 & YG03. I printed two images and cut out the core body of Mr. Freedom as well as the spilled apples, colored and glitzed it and adhered to the first layer of the image with pop-dots, sticking a toothpick flag (originally for cupcakes and cheese cubes) in his left appendage (let’s face it, it’s not a hand). I used blue round brads with tiny pearls attached to the centers for the wheels of the cart, then cut the whole thing out with specialty scissors. I then framed it on blue cardstock, and centered it on a border-stitched piece of red cardstock and a leftover piece of patterned paper.
I embellished with some leftover card candy from a swap (thanks, Maureen!) and now I have a card for the Fourth of July picnic, when we celebrate my daughter’s birthday and our country’s freedom (some people looked out the hospital window at the fireworks and cried ooh, ahh…I cried aaaahhhhh, it’s coming!!!!) Evidently she was the first child born in the area on that Fourth of July!
Anyway, enough about me. You should mosey on over to Squigglefly and check out the new challenge #105 HERE for more details!
Want more challenges? How about these:
CRAFT US CRAZY - Red, White & Blue
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - Anything Goes
CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG - Use the colors RED & WHITE
STAMPING SCRAPPING CHALLENGE CENTRAL - Red, White & Blue - I used Copics to color my image