I am so pleased you liked Jennys card and the quotations in yesterdays post. I do so love to see the work of our smashing non-bloggers and I thank them for trusting me to show their work. I hope they continue to do so.
I wanted to post this card yesterday afternoon in recognition of the 4th July for all our American friends, but unfortunately the glossy accents didn't dry in time to take any pictures. So it is a little late but, as they say, better late than never.
I was inspired to create something to celebrate the year 2012: British year for the Queens Jubilee and Olympics and of course, as mentioned Independence Day in the USA.
I didn't want to just stamp an array of fireworks, that would have been too easy, so, this is my creation and an interpretation.
Here's to the red, white and blue.
First I embossed the background with Spellbinders EL-003 Patchwork (Side A - freeform flowers), I thought this pattern echod the swirling of fireworks perfectly. In the center of each I put a small drop of glossy accents and then poured over clear glass microbeads. I wanted them to resemble the twinkling stars in the night sky (I did think about doing the background in the navy cardstock to represent the skyline better but it didn't come across as bright and celebratory as the red did).
Next I used a rosette to resemble a catherine wheel with the foliage as the bright colourful sparks shooting off into the night air. My blue crystal pin is the nail that holds the catherine wheel to the wooden stake or garden shed.
Finally I needed something to make the whole thing a little more tangible and that is where the lace came in. I imagined people looking out of their windows from behind the net curtains, hoping for a glimpse of the wonderful display outside; everyone celebrating together.
So there you have it. My imagination at work.......................................... what do you think?
I am sad to report that I have received one opinion already and it was not a favourable one, unfortunately. I was told it is too gawdy! :( . But I am not upset really, it would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing and we would all be making the same cards, not good!!. LOL
I hope you all have a rewarding day today and possibly some crafting time thrown in with the mix.
Take care and I will see you all again soon. Hugs Linda xx
I am entering my card in the following challenges:-
Divas by Design Challenge No.42 - Red, white & blue(10/7)
Creatalicious Challenges Challenge No.35 - Anything Goes (14/7)
Creating Memories in Time Independence Day Challenge(13/7)
The Cupcake Craftroom July Challenge - Layers (End mth)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges Challenge 16 - Anything Goes (13/7 )
Mema's Crafts July Challenge - Anything Goes (15&30/7)
Party Time Tuesdays PTT #75 - Be patriotic (9/7)