Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Red White and Blue

I've used a colour scheme of red, white and blue - but not for a patriotic card.  Our national flag colours are also red, white and blue but our National Day was back in February.  Traditionally it was called "Waitangi Day" which was a celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the treaty of Waitangi - an agreement between the local maori population and the newer mainly English settlers that were arriving into the country in 1840.  More recently though, it seems to have been re-named "New Zealand Day". 

Anyway, after a bit of New Zealand history - here is my card:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs - Red, white and blue
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/freshly-brewed-challenge-june-challenge_18.html
Bearly Mine Designs - Let's Go Digital (papers and image)
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/july-2014-challenge-lets-go-digital.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge - Patriotic Colours
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/challenge-13-patriotic-colors.html
Sentimental Sundays - Summer (summer flowers)
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/challenge-213-summer.html
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/challenge-211-caroles-sketch.html

I kept the background as the plain white cardstock.  I added two papers from Bearly Mine Designs that fitted the colour scheme.  The image is a digital image from Fresh Brewed Designs and has been coloured with copic markers and then I added some stitching lines around the outside of the circle with Distress Markers.  I added a sentiment from Sans Designs and coloured some pearls for two of the corners.

For the layout, I followed the sketch at Sunday, Sketch and Stamp.

9 comments:

  1. This is so perfect for our RED, WHITE AND BLUE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. This is so cute! Love those papers! Love the pearls!! Just wonderful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

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  3. super cute card! love the layout and the papers you have used!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

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  4. lovely creation,thanks for joining us at Sunday sketch and stamp

    Francesca x

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  5. How cute is this! I love your layout and the papers you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs Edwina Brown DT

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous card you made! I like all little details :-))
    Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  7. Beautiful creation and just perfect for our challenge this month...beautiful colours too...good luck in the draw and hope to see you next challenge.xx aNNie
    {Bearly Mine DT Member}

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  8. Super fun card!!Thanks for joining us at I♥Promarkers
    hugs
    laney DT

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  9. Fabulous card Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine Designs
    hugs
    laney DT

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