Sunday, 3 June 2012

RED, WHITE & BLUE





...the art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things...
-Henry Ward Beecher-


...today I'm sharing with you a simple card I've made that fits nicely in for two challenges, both with the colour theme of red, white & blue...


...I hand cut all the piece's of the Union Jack & stuck them on white card, gave them a good buff to get the shabby look...


...the heart was stuck on top of a piece of close weave fabric then upon a square of cardboard, I anchored the fabric with small brads  in the corners & wove fine wire around them all to 'frame' the heart...then stamped some flourishes & swirls which was a tad diffiuclt as the textures weren't even, but I think it adds to the shabby look...



...with the Jubilee celebrations getting underway today we probably wont see many Union Jack/Royal crafting makes for a while so it was nice to get this one in, I also made a little wooden hanging heart...


...I'm not the best person at drawing & this outline coulda been better but rubbing it all out & starting again didn't appeal...





...well thats my little tributes to Her Majesty...I'm putting this card in for two challenges, The Artistic Stamper - Red White & Blue & Sunday Stampers wk 208 - Her Majesty...





...hope your all having a wonderful Jubilee weekend, thankyou for stopping by today...
xxx









34 comments:

  1. LOvely Mel. Great ideas and I really like the wire frame idea :0) I bet her maj would be delighted with them. Best wishes in the challenges :0)
    Mo x

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  2. lovely card and hanger. I meant to say the other day if you have lost your timeworn pdf files let me know and i can email or run you off a copy from mine.
    mark

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  3. OK, going to have the "lift" the idea of using wire around the brads, really loved that. Had my nose pressed up to the screen to get a good look at it, maybe I need better glasses? lol Anyway, just loved your projects! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  4. I love both your projects today Mel, very appropriate too for today's amazing celebrations! Love the wire around the brads technique. Anne x

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  5. This is stunning. Can't believe you cut that Union Jack out by hand! Wow that took a steady hand. You're right, the stamping looks perfectly shabby and the whole thing is a triumph. You would pay a fortune for this in some fancy shops. Hugs, Buttons x

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  6. I love both of your projects mel. I love the red/white/blue look very appropriate for todays celebrations.

    Sarah x

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  7. Wow mel love both of your projects.
    Well done!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  8. Might have to sneak some of your ideas Mel for my Jubilee play day.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend and all is well with you and yours.
    Love Lynn
    ps. Ive been watching that film you told me about "Pay it Forward". I am going to send it upto Mo when next. Thanks for the tip xx

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  9. Fab projects Mel, I really love your shabby look, I really struggle with this style.
    Jo x

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  10. these are fab creations, as usual your pieces are fab! hopeyou are enjoying the weekend hugs trace x

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  11. These are both fantastic Mel amd a great job with the colour scheme
    x catherine

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  12. The card is an eyecatcher. I really like the shabby look.

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  13. Fabulous creations Mel, The union jack looks fantastic love the design of the card and a heart to match... Brillant Hugs May x x x

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  14. LOVE your hand-drawn hearts, how fab are they! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... have a good week x

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  15. Although I live across the pond, I have paid tribute to the Queen two days in a row. I was very, very impressed with your card. At first, I thought you sewed the fabric on, then saw you used wire. What a lovely addition.

    I adore that heart you painted, too. It is so much better than anything I could ever make. Hope your Jubilee weekend is great. I understand you have a two day bank holiday, too.

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  16. These creations are outstanding!

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  17. Fabulous artwork Mel. Hand drawn fits in perfectly with the style. Love the addition of the wire to your card. Brilliant. Hope you have a lovely day. Gez.xx

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  18. Love the shabbiness of the card, that uneven stamping really does fit in rather well with the whole concept and the way you've carried it through onto the material, fabulous.

    Sam xxx

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  19. Just gorgeous! Love all the texture!

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  20. morning sweetie, I love the colour you have used on this fabulous creation, big hugs love Pops x x x

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  21. Hi Mel, love ur Jacks, the aqua in the hanging heart is so cool. Love all your different layers in ur card.
    Kxoxo

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  22. I love your card!!! The Jubilee is a week long event, right? How fun!!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  23. ...the art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things...

    that`s what life is about.
    I love your tag, it has power in it, great combination of material and colours

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  24. I love both of your projects. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Tracey x

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  25. ooo lovely Mel thanks for sharing and happy Jubilee week too Shaz in oz.x

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  26. Terrific textural creation, love it, Annette x

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  27. I think you did a great job! Good luck on the challenges!!! thanks for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging words!!!! have a great day

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  28. These are gorgeous, Mel...so many different textures and wonderful detail ~ FAB!!
    Good luck and thanks for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper, always lovely to see you there! :)
    Love Emma xx

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  29. Fabulous card Mel and I love the wooden Heart well done Hugs Elaine

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  30. Both of these are amazing. I want that union jack heart - its fab! Sx

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  31. Just been having a little nosey at all of your wounderful creations mel, they are just lovely keep them coming :o) Hugs fellow teamie Emma x

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  32. I am visiting from WOYWW but your beautiful card really caught my eye! I would love for you to share this at Inspire Me Monday, my week-long creative party!

    Have a beautiful week!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  33. Oh Mel...Loving your shabby creations!!... very impressed with your union jacks!! I just love your creative style! Jan x

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  34. I love this Mel, so festive an patriotic! Barb

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)