It's Monday, and welcome friends to a new challenge for the week! We are celebrating the Red, White and Blue this week and also showcasing Sizzix! For those of you celebrating the Fourth of July, I hope you have a wonderful day. My childhood memories are of fireworks, waving flags, parades, and making homemade ice cream, using strawberries from our garden. I also remember making desserts that looked like a flag, using rows of blueberries and strawberries and some whipped cream - yum! Hmmm....maybe I have to make something yummy like that this year!
Please join me in welcoming back the talented Beulah Bee as our guest designer for the month of July - it's great to have you with us this month, Beulah!
I jumped right in to the Red, White and Blue theme by using the Sweet Freedom paper pack to die cut all my buildings and cars and plane. I also used it to create the background for the tag.
Once I had die cut the images I wanted and pieced them together, I tried laying everything out on the tag to get an idea of what I wanted to create. For some reason, this part really took me a long time as I just wasn't sure how I could pull all of the elements together. As you can see too, it doesn't match up with the final tag.
I ripped and folded down the top edges of the pieces to add some dimension before I adhered them to the tag.
I added some stamped images and then toned it down a bit with the Buff paint.
Once the paint was dry, I wiped the faded jeans Distress Oxide on my craft sheet, spritzed it, and laid the top section down into it a couple of times. Then I dried that and did the same with the fired brick, repeating these steps all the way down the tag.
Time to add another layer with paint and stencils.
A bit of the detail...I will admit, I find working with these detailed die cuts a real challenge and test of my patience, but I plugged on through.
I also chose to add in some people, because no matter where you go, country or city, there are people to meet!
See the World, enjoy the journey!
Are you ready to join us in the Red, White and Blue challenge this week? I hope so!! And if you have any Sizzix, we would love to see you create with it.
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Ready to head on over to the Monday challenge to check out how the DT is working with red, white and blue this week? Let's go!