Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Patriotic with the Pixie Cottage

Welcome to today's Once Upon a Wednesday challenge with the Pixie Cottage. This week our theme is Patriotic. This can be anything that reminds you of your country. Flags, celebrations, creative! We also have a wonderful sketch for you from our very own Pam. You can choose to do our them or the sketch or both! As always, Michelle has a terrific prize for our winner so I hope to see you this week!
Here is this weeks sketch:
I flipped the sketch for my card this week and made an American flag for my background. My image background was sponged with distress inks and then accented with stickles for the stars. My firework was embossed with a red pearl powder.
My image this week is one of the mini Hannah on the Bench stamps. I thought this would be perfect for watching fireworks. I used a slim ribbon, Jupiter Mica/Metallic paper, Neenah solar white and HQ water color papers from The Paper Temptress.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Mini Hannah on the Bench
Paper: Jupiter Mica/Metallic paper, Neenah solar white and HQ water color papers from The Paper Temptress.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, TH Shabby Shutters, TH Peeled Paint, Bliss Blue, Baroque Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Pop Dots, Sponges, Ribbon


Paper Playtime - Flag Day (choose any combo of red, white and blue)
Daring Cardmakers - The World is Your Oyster
Crafty Ann's - Fly the Flag
Wee Memories - In Stitches
Alys - Stitching
Flourishes - Embossing
Charismacardz - Spots and Stripes 6/16


Chris said...


Tanya Rudd said...

Love how you added the fireworks, what stamp is that?


Jingle said...

This is so adorable! I love it!

Ann Whitfield said...

Oh I do like this! I love the little scene you've created - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

Lisa said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! I love the sewing detail!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week!

Lynda said...

What a beautiful card - the image is gorgeous and I love the background you created with the inks. Thanks for joining in with DCM.

Lynda xxx

Edith said...

How beautiful Peggy!
Image is so cute. Great colors on your background:)

Davi said...

Really pretty Peggy! I love the coloring of your image and the layers and great dp!

artish said...

your 'scenery' is so full of color- wow! i love how you created the flag by stitching the r/w rectangles- fabulous as always!!!

Jenny said...

SEW fabulous!! Love this!! Great stitching!!! Thanks for playing! :) :) :)

Kathy said...

I like the way you've incorporated the flag in this one. Thanks for joining us on
The Daring Cardmakers' World Tour this week!

Anne said...

Just beautiful Peggy! And your coloring is beautiful too ;)

Hugs, Anne

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Peggy!!! I love all the stitching and the embossed BG looks wonderful!!! What a sweet patriotic card :)!!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Maria Matter said...

brilliant Peggy, what a beautiful card hun!
Thank you so much for coming to play with us @ Paper Playtime!

Anonymous said...

This is simply gorgeous Peggy. I love the red stripes, the embossing, your coloring EVERYTHING!

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