Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy July 1--- Monday

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE CHALLENGE #112 Patriotic,  ending 11:55 pm PST July9, 2013

Hi Friends,

Can you believe it?  We are half way through the year.  Where did June go?  We are busting at the seams with tourists now.  My strategy for the summer is to always do everything in the morning and be home by 3 at the very latest.  Don't get me wrong I am not complaining about tourists.  I meet a lot of wonderful people from all over the world, it just takes longer to get things done in the summer.
With that said, I would like to share with you a fourth of July card, after all it is only three days away.

The flag image is one of my favorites off of the "Enjoy the seasons Cricut imagine cartridge.  My background is made with mixing gesso and jenny Bowlin "spice tin" re-inker. I painted it onto PTI stampers select white card stock. I loved the way it felt going on the paper it was smooth and did not pull and because I was using gesso I was not using my good sable brushes I was using an inexpensive hobby brush. I was pretty happy with the brush strokes also. The stamp set I used is "embroidered blooms" and my base card stock is pure poppy.  I also used a little jeweled creation from creative inspirations paint.

BBTB2::red white and blue

Have a blessed day, Diana
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  1. Great card, Diana! Don't think I'll do this challenge as don't own any gesso (and not sure I'd use it any other time. Maybe I should watch Ashley's video ~ it might change my mind! Happy 4th!

  2. Gorgeous!!! Love the painted background. TFS.

  3. Love this! That's a fabulous flag cut and I love the background. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  4. A perfect patriotic beauty!

  5. Gorgeous, Diana!! The background looks amazing!! Love the cut you used!! What a fabulous card my friend!! Happy Monday :)

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  6. A wonderful card with such lovely images.
    Love it!
    Would love if you joined us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
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  7. Hey twin! I am so loving your card!!! I think the blue ink/paint is just fabulous, it really draws the eye in to the rest of the card! So cool and striking!!! I love that flag cut too, don't have this cart but sure need to get it. lol I'm not sure where you live, but we have lots of tourist here in Gettysburg too. It's the 150th anniversary, so Gettysburg and Hanover are crazy right now! lol Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  8. Diana, this is totally cool and unique!

    So awesome to have you play along with us this week at FCCB!!


  9. This is a lovely start to the challenge! So patriotic. Fun background, love the flags!

  10. Your card us awesome! Love all of it! So creative!

  11. What a wonderful card! I love how you did the bg with the ink/paint. And the flag cut is so very pretty. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Patriotism' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  12. So cute and fun! Love those flags!

  13. Hi I spotted your great card on MIM...such a bold and pretty design. Hi from the UK ;0) x

  14. This is great, I love the 'scribbled' blue background, very effective! Saw this on MIM xxx

  15. Fantastic card and image. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  16. What a wonderful patriotic card. Love the way you did the background - and of course the foreground is awesome too. Thanks for joining us this week at BBTB2.

  17. What a creative background! It makes me want to go out to the studio again today and do some scribbled backgrounds so don't be surprised if you see some of this nifty technique on a future card. TFS!

    I saw you at MIM.


  18. Wow, I really love what you did with your background paper! I also love this image from the imagine. Thanks for sharing at Bbtb2.

  19. Absolutely amazing!! Love the brush strokes!! Such a fun background!!
    Thanks for playing with us over at FCCB!!

  20. Love the unique back ground . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  21. Love, love, this patriotic card Diana! Your painted background is a beautiful backdrop for our flag. Happy 4th of July! I say count your Blessings for living in a place where people from all over the world want to come. ( I know you are not complaining) hugs to you!

  22. hi diana :) awesome card! i love the painted b/g! love the flags too. thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 and happy 4th!

  23. I love the blue inked background!

    Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  24. wonderful use of color. Thanks for entering the Cricut Crawl challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  25. Super card Diana, I love the inked blue background, adds a great patriotic touch! Thanks for joining FCCB's Red, White & Blue challenge this week!

  26. Love the background you made with the paint-very striking and unique! It sets off the flags wonderfully. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2 and hope you have a great 4th of July! (I know what you mean about the tourists-I grew up in a tourist town on Lake of the Ozarks and we planned all errands for early in the day in the summer, as the roads would be absolutely clogged later on!)

  27. Neat card! I really like how you made the background!! Thanks for joining the Red White and Blue challenge at FCCB!

  28. Wonderful card! I love the cart that you used and the splash of blue in the background is perfect! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!


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