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Monday 4 July 2016

DV #135 Colours of your Flag

We have an unusal challenge for you this time around at Dream Valley. It’s a colour challenge with a difference. In honour of American Indpendence Day, we want to see what you can come up with that uses the colours of your flag! I’m expecting a great deal of Red,White and Blue as I suspect a lot of our entrants are in the UK or the US, but I am sure there will be many lovely European variations, along with other parts of the world too.

We are sponsored by Angies Cards and Gifts with a prize of three of their digis.

As I am in the UK my colours are from the Union Flag and are Red, White and Blue.

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My image is a Kanban stamp, can’t recall what’s it’s called but there are two dress forms and a male figure plus some steampunky extras. I coloured the image with copics and then went over just the skirt with a clear Spectrum Sparkle pen. I also edged down one side with a La Blanche swirl stamp to introduce a bit more blue into the image area.

My background is a Candy Button design, but I have overstamped it with the red script and the red circles. The splatters and the rest of it were already on the paper. It’s all matted onto red mirri card. A sentiment and some clear gems I coloured red completed it.

135 Colour of your Flag

This second picture is much closer in colour, but because of the lighting conditions does not capture the sparkle that the top picture does.

I look forward to seeing you over at Dream Valley with your flag’s colours, and please remember to tell us what those colours are, and where you are from.

I am entering this into:-

Blessings Ink Amusing Challenge – Red, White and Blue
Color My Heart – Color Dare #200 Ruby, Sapphire and Colonial White
Glitter and Sparkle – #195 Red, White and Blue
Inkspirational – #112 Anything Goes with Red
Jo’s Scrap Shack – Fun Day Friday #145 Red, White and Blue
Kraftin’ Kimmie – #338 Red, White and Blue
Melonheadz Friends – Red, White and Blue
Paper Sweeties – #45 July 2016 I used the colours on the board
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Red, White and/or Blue
The Color Sisters – #34 Colour Challenge
The Paper Girls – #107 Be Patriotic (the Colours of my flag)

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  1. A stunning card. It is a lovely stamp and your colouring is wonderful. xx

  2. What a beautifully colored outfit on this lovely red, white & blue card! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties for our July challenge :)

  3. Beautiful card love your image x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  4. This is a beautiful card...thanks for playing at the Color My Heart Color Dare.

  5. Love the background paper how you improvised with design paper and did some more splattering with the red...doesn't look like too much for me. Beautiful Card...thanks for joining us at Color Dare, please come back this Thursday for another great color combination.

  6. Gorgeous card, Lin, I love the image, those frothy skirts are lovely and as usual your colouring is fab!

    love Mags B x

  7. Beautiful card! Love how you made the dress sparkle. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  8. This is a very adorable card!! Thank you for playing along at the Color My Heart Challenge Blog! Jen B ~DT

  9. I love your focal image--colored very beautifully! Thanks for sharing it with us at Color My Heart Color Dare--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  10. What a stunning card and I love that shimmery dress! Thanks for joining our challenge at Color Dare!

  11. Lin - awesome card!! Love the corset and billowing skirt! Beautiful background and great idea to tilt the focal part! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Monday challenge with Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Maura

  12. Beautiful card! I love how you modified the background paper and your coloring is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this week on Color My Heart.

  13. Thanks for joining in on my Amusing Challenge this past week! You have done some fantastic coloring on this image and love the background you created as well. Congrats on making my Top 3. :)

  14. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the design...thanks so much for playing along with paper sweeties this month!

  15. I just love this beautiful dress! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties!!!

  16. Been awhile since I've seen this stamp used! Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

  17. Such a fun image - love the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining in this month's Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!


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