Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Virtue, Liberty, Independence

This week's challenge #148 over at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends is to make a card that tells you about your state. I live in PA and I've taken the colors and several images from our state flag.

I used a horse image from MFP Southwest Cowboy stamp set, and added some lightning in the background, because he needed a reason to rear up on his hind legs :) I sponged some colors in the background, and if you click the picture to enlarge it, you'll see some wheat stamped on the blue background with Versamark ink - since the flag has several wheat bundles on it.

I haven't figured out what occasion I'll use this card for yet, but I'm thinking if I stick it in my next OWH box, a PA soldier serving far away from home might recognize the PA flag similarities, and choose it to write home to loved ones living in PA.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


stamps - MFP Southwest Cowboy. Rubbernecker Wheat Bundle
paper - black, red, orange, green, yellow, royal blue, white
inks - versamark, versafine onyx black, Colorbox scarlet, canary yellow, orange, SU! chocolate chip, brown & tan markers, fine black marker
accessories - clear detail ep, SB labels 18 dies, SSS pinpoint border die, SU! fancy scallop border punch, American Crafts twines yellow & red


Benzi said...

Super job on this challenge, Carol. I saw the challenge and thought it was such a cool one.

I hope a soldier from PA does get this card. I'm sure he/she would be very pleased to use it.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol this is a beautiful card representing your state flag/colors. You did a fabulous sponging job and it looks so nice with the white edging on the die piece. I know your work on the stars took a long time, but it was time very well spent. It looks stunning. Have a great evening.

Pat Garvin said...

Great card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

jimlynn said...

Fabulous way to use the state flag and colors! Love the image of that horse and think it could be used for several different occasions.

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--what a great card for your state!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

redwasher1 said...

Wow, Carol this is gorgeous!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I saw this challenge, and would not have known where to begin. You amaze me, and I bet you are correct about a PA soldier picking this out!

kren said...

I love the way you added so many meaningful elements to your card. State flags are so interesting!

JD said...

Wow! What an awesome card! Very creative...Love it!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! Awesome Card depicting the States Flag and flag motto too! Love this Miss Carol! 8-)


Wendy said...

You have such an eye for colors and picking things out that make such great cards! This looks so much like our state flag. You did beautifully on this card! TFS