Hello, friends!! No post today for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge... which is kinda weird for me. So, thought I would have gotten my card for this week's LIM challenge done and posted by now, but that didn't happen! And my card is such a simple one, too! Anywho... finally getting it posted now.
The LIM challenge this week is a color challenge and since England is celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Chrissie and Mandi thought it very appropriate that the colors be red, white and blue (the colors of the British flag or Union Jack). After I saw what the LIM challenge was I roamed around blogland a bit and saw that the new sketch for Retro Sketches had been posted. It was perfect for the LIM challenge. Very clean and super simple. I used a strip of patterned paper from my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit, as well as one of the canvas resist flowers. I inked it up with Barn Door Distress Ink, but felt it wasn't red enough so I added some SU!'s Riding Hood Red to deepen the color. I spritzed the flower with Perfect Pearls Mist to dampen it and make the flower easy to shape a bit. Some red bakers twine was added to the button and then adhered to the center of the flower once it was dry. The sentiment "celebrate" is from the TE set Vintage Dreamer.
Thanks for stopping by.... think I will try to catch some of the Jubilee celebrations if I can. My paternal grandfather was born in England. King's Lynn, Norfolk to be exact. When he came to the US Queen Victoria was on the throne! When Elizabeth was crowned queen he was in his late 60s, but I'm sure he probably watched her coronation with great interest. I'm sure he would be surprised to know that 60 years later she is still queen!!
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI white; PP: Pebbles; Canvas resist flower; Button: PTI; Twinery Baker's Twine - Red; Stamps: TE Vintage Dreamer