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Monday, July 4, 2011

In The Good Old Summertime!

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?
Regardless of what they ate, MY turkey is full of patriotic feelings (probably because he knows the entrée doesn’t include him).
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
STAMPING SCRAPPING CHALLENGE CENTRAL - Red, White & Blue - I used Copics to color my image


Stephanie said...

Pat.......Your card is just amazing! I love how Mr. Turkey is colored in those patriotic colors. Fantastic job on this one! I love it!

Holly said...

wow Pat, so many super fun elements on this! I just ADORE how you did the wheels with the blue brads and the tiny white pearls. I will have to remember that! Love the stars,and the flag, and the way you spelled out USA with the beads! Happy 4th to you and Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Tammy said...

Just wonderful Pat and very ingenious!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the turkey he looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Pat. Love that turkey, very sweet and all the lovely details.
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week.
Good Luck!
Hugs xx

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Very cute card. I love how Patriotic your Turkey is.

Happy Birthday to your daughter, what fun, she always has fire works on her special day.

Love the cheese cube stick flag, great touch.

Ginger said...

Just Adorable! It puts a smile on my face!

Marlene said...

Fantastic card! Great job on your first challenge as a designer for Squigglefly!

JD said...

This is a cute image, and you were very creative with your card. Nicely done!

Cindy2 said...

Nice layout and your coloring is wonderful, our challenge was "simple" starting 7/4, but this is a great 4th of July card.

Debra G Smith said...

Love your card!!! Mr.Turkey is too cute and you colored him perfectly. I love how you made it pop-out and the beads. I really enjoyed seeing your creation and inspiration!
Great Card!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at "The Corrosive Challenge"

Melissa said...

I salute you!


Jenn said...

What a great card!!
Thank you so much for joining us for "Anything Goes" week at Craft Your Passion Challenges.


Anna said...

Wow, Pat, what a darling card! I love all of your fun little elements, especially the letter beads. Great job!