Friday, July 2, 2010
Bloggers Challenge Patriotic
So on to my card...... I was reminiscing about some childhood images in creating this card. My sister and I both collected Madame Alexander dolls and one of us had the Betsy Ross doll. When I was searching for images for my patriotic card I was inspired to make this My Favorite Things Easter Girl into a patriotic girl, reminiscent of my collected doll.
And lastly, I was inspired by another favorite book of mine as a child - 'Ann Likes Red' by Dorothy Seymore. In this classic (but simple story) Ann's mother takes her shopping for a new outfit. Everything Ann picks out is red - red dress, red sox... I couldn't help but think of her while I was coloring in my girl with red everything!
So, that is how this little patriot card was inspired.
So, do you want to know how I made the card? I started with some pti white paper inked up with momento black for my Easter Blessing Image from my favorite things. I colored her in with copics and replaced the easter eggs in her basket with cut out stars. I cut out 4 identical cloud squares and layered those on top of a mat layer of SU rose red and then put it all on top of an Amuse card of red gingham. Using the computer I printed out a few lines of text in Americana font (home of the free because of the brave) and cut them out and put them on the side.
Thanks so much for looking. I hope you all have a safe and joyful holiday.