Our challenge for you this week the Greeting Cards group at The Outlawz is Red, White and Blue. That doesn't mean it has to be a Fourth of July card ; ) We realize we have a lot of people participating from outside the states. In all honesty, while we do fireworks and bbq I've never really decorated for the Fourth. We always have a flag out so that's a given. I decided to color up this adorable birdhouse drawn by my good friend and teamie Anne Fenton as a Welcome to the Neighborhood card. I thought the birdhouse was perfect for that:
Please don't think Anne drew this crooked! That's all me! I created my frame with Nesties Label Seventeen. The image layer is seperate and I must've glued it down crooked. Did you know this is why fine artists look at all of their work in a mirror? Things show up when you photograph them or look at them in the mirror that your eye doesn't catch! Well, that frame and stars and everything are on top of it, so it's staying crooked.. lol!
I used crackle medium on the frame. Man.. I've had that stuff for literally 15+ years and was shocked that it was still good! Same with all of my old acrylic paints. Amazing!!
I used white pigment ink and white embossing powder on the stars and here's a close up of both:
Last week I saw Mary Giemza post that she had tinted Polar White Flower Soft with her copic reinkers! I had white (it's the only one I do have besides the autumn and christmas mix) so I mixed up a few colors and added a flower garden at the bottom of the frame and to some of the flowers that Anne has drawn:
This was a lot of fun!!
Hopefully you will get a chance to pop over to The Outlawz and join the Greeting Card challenge and show us your red, white and blue creations!