Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Red, White and Blue!

Happy 4th of July to all that celebrates it! Here is a card that I made for the month's challenge over at Inspiration Journal.

The challenge theme for the month of July is "Red, White and Blue." Use these three colors in any way that they inspire you. It definitely doesn't have to be Americana or patriotic.

I colored the adorable girl from OA Ahoy set by The Greeting Farm on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock with Copic markers and the no-line coloring technique. She is then trimmed and popped on the background with foam tape.

To make the background, I first pressed Barn Door and Faded Jeans distress inks on my craft sheet then picked up the colors with a very wet paint brush then flicked the ink onto watercolor paper. I let the ink sit on the watercolor paper for a minute or so then dabbed them dry with a paper towel. The sentiment from Simply Said set is then stamped before the image was pop dotted. A few pieces of yummy washi tapes are then added for a little interest.

That's all for now. Don't forget to check out the amazing projects my teammates created for this challenge and link up your Red, White and Blue projects here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use at the Inspiration Emporium store. You can also use discount code wonderland for 10% off your entire order at check out! =)

Have a happy happy day and thanks for stopping by! 

cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink, (watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamp: (OA Ahoy set) The Greeting Farm
clear stamp: (sentiment) Paper Smooches
dye ink: (Angel Pink) Tsukineko, (Barn Door, Faded Jeans) Ranger Industries
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
accent: (pink polka, thin blue washi tapes) mt Kamoi Kakoshi, (blue stripe) MARK'S
other: (foam tape) 3M, (foam squares) Recollections
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
dress: B06, B05, B02, B01, R37, R17, R14, R02, C1, C00, 0
shoes: R37, R17, R14, R02, W9, W7, W5
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"


donna mikasa said...

Your no line coloring is just amazing, Alice! It gives your images a whole new look! Wishing you a safe and Happy 4th! Hugs!

melania deasy said...

WOW!!! It's so amazing Alice!!! Your coloring so perfect!!! LOVEE it :)

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card, your colouring is just amazing

Hugs Sue

Monika Reeck said...

oh dear this is adorable the coloring is different like your other this Alice...the one who get this will be so happy I believe :) hugs

Kim Y. said...

I haven't tried the no line coloring technique yet but it looks fun! Awesome card, Alice! Happy 4th!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable card Alice. Happy 4th!

Lin said...

I think you've mastered that no-line technique, Alice - she is darling!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Alice, fabulous colouring and love the cute image..


Sandy Smith said...

Oh my gosh Alice Iam in love with this card! Great job, hope you had a great holiday!

~amy~ said...

Such thee happy card!!!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, how incredible is this!! This is the BEST I had seen with no line coloring!! I am bowing to you, master!!

yyam said...

So pretty! I love the colouring and the splatters! :)

Kathy Martin said...

She's a doll! Happy 4th to you and yours! :)

Elaine said...

Oh Alice she is so sweet and so is this card Well done Hugs Elaine

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh Alice she is just a sweetheart and my goodness how great you have colored her! I am really liking this "no-line" technique and think I ought to give this a try! Very sweet card!


Jenny said...

This is so pretty! Love your work!


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