Thursday, June 16, 2011

Red, White and Blue

Hello friends!  Only one more day till the weekend ... yeah!  Since it's Thursday that means we have a new challenge for you over on the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog.  If you read the title of my post then you've probably already guessed our challenge is to use red, white & blue!

I used Meljen's Designs Ivy Wreath Heart.  I colored this lovely wreath with copics and colored pencils.  I added lots of Glamour Dust to the stars.  My papers are a mix of Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye.  I picked these up at my LSS and they're perfect for patriotic projects.  I used some brads and ribbon with a bow.  Is it just me or do brads seem to be the forgotten embellishment?  I have tons of them and I like them, but I never seem to remember to use them anymore.  That's OK, I'll hang onto mine and before you know it, they'll be the "hot" embellishment again lol!

Here's the latest Meljen's Designs release.  You can find these fabulous images over at Whimsy Stamps.  Please be sure to stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog to see the fabulous work by the rest of the DT.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Creative Card CrewChallenge  -  Ribbons and Brads
Delightful Challenges  -  Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up challenge 24  -  Use a Star
Lily Pad Cards  -  A Ribbon Challenge
Southern Girls Challenge 21  -  Anything Goes

Digital Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps - Meljen's Designs Ivy Wreath Heart
Paper:  Basic Grey - Life of the Party; My Mind's Eye - American Made; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, brads, ribbon


  1. very pretty, anita! i love the blue ribbon and bow, the glitter and the red brads; maybe people will be inspired to use them more when they see this beauty.

  2. What a beautiful card, love the colour combo! xx

  3. What a cute patriotic card! I love all your themed papers. :)

  4. Beautiful card Anita, the papers actually look pleated from here.

  5. ooh whata fabulous image .. i love it -so pretty and it would work for Christmas too
    Lisa x

  6. This is such a delicate image,you've used it perfectly in your design,Brilliant! Have a great evening,Julie.x

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  8. This is a beautiful red white and blue card! Love the image you used.

  9. Wow its so pretty. Luv the colors too.


  10. Hi Anita
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  11. Fabulous card, beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  12. Very appealing patriotic card Anita! Thank you for joining our STAR challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

  13. Love it Anita! Very patriotic yet feminine too with the wreath and flowers. Great job and I love brads too, just don't own many.

  14. I love, love, love your patriotic card! It is beautiful.

  15. Hi Anita ,
    beautiful card love the colours! and the details. Thank you for sharing at Delightful Challenges, Good luck in the draw!

  16. Anita, I LOVE this card - it really has a wonderful elegance and simplicity! Keep bringing your mojo to the Lily Pad because it's wonderful!!!