Friday, March 11, 2011

Say It in Red, White and Blue!

I am back with this week's challenge from AnnaBelle Stamps which is to create a card using red, white and blue. What a fab colour combo! I chose to use my Lil Molly's Flowers set which I coloured with Copics and paper pieced her top.
I thought I would try something different and made my square card base from clear cardstock, adhering some red gingham paper on the back of the card front and Bashful Blue cardstock on the front side. I die cut some clouds from white felt and then popped up Molly on dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with a tag die with some red AnnaBelle stitched ribbon  looped through. The same ribbon was also tied along one side. I took this photo before I decided that Molly needed some simple grass drawn around her feet, which explains why its missing in this photo.

The inside was kept very simple following the same procedure as the card front to adhere the papers.  I cut the sentiment into a banner with a small flower from the Backgrounds By Design 1 set stamped in Real Red ink.

The rest of the design team has some wonderful creations, so be sure to check them out:
Sue W
Sue K

How To Play Along : 
 - We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
 - Our Sketch Challenge Runs from the last Friday of a month through till the last Friday of the following month.
 - Each Friday in between we have themed challenges. To be eligible for the monthly prize of a $20 gift voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps you MUST take part in the sketch challenge AND one of the weekly challenges.
 - Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
 - Include a link back to this blog in your post.
 - Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
 - A maximum of 5 challenges may be combined including this one.        
 - You may enter any challenge several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
 - We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps, but you can play along without them. For those who use AnnaBelle stamps and upload to the Gallery
HERE then you will also be in the running to be our Monthly Guest Designer!

Stamps: Lil Molly's Flowers, Backgrounds By Design 1 (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Clear cardstock, Stampers Select White (PTI); Bashful Blue (SU); Square Dance DP (Doodlebug Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Real Red (SU)
Accessories: red stitched ribbon (AnnaBelle Stamps) Tiny Tags (Cuttlebug); Cloud die set, white felt (PTI); dimensionals (SU)



  1. Kerry, Kerry, Kerry!! This is just beautiful! I am sitting here just in awe of your colouring.....sigh! Have you noticed I never colour........cause I can't! lol

    A really really pretty card and I love that you made the clear acetate as the base!


  2. A Beautiful card Kerry the red white gigham and clear card base!

  3. Oh Kerry! This is absolutely marvelous. Wow. I love the clear base. Brilliant girlie!!!!!

  4. Just gorgeous Kerry...inside and out! The colouring, the colours, all fabulous!

  5. Beautiful card Kerry, those clouds look terrific, the little girl is so pretty. Another gorgeous card, thanks for the inspiration!

  6. This is so cute. I just love the clear card and the Gingham paper (so charming.)

  7. Very sweet! I love the clouds behind Molly's pigtails. LOVE your use of red and white gingham paper; too cute.

  8. Great minds think alike Kerry! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love those clouds in the background!

  9. This is so adorable, Love your coloring and the paper piecing. The whole card is so perfectly put together, the use of the clear card stock, the ribbon, the white and red pattern around the edge, all it is just perfect together.

  10. I am gob smacked with this one Kerry!! the colour balance is brilliant, the layout and the acetate background are amazing!! I love how you have added the soft texture with the clouds! :)

  11. Stunning card, Kerry!
    Loving your clouds, the gingham, everything!
    AWESOME work Kerry!

    Take care,
    Kylie X