The challenge this week at Isabella's Sketchbook is to do something in the colours of our country (in my case, red, white and blue) with a Memorial Day theme.
In the United States, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer so that usually brings to mind picnics, going to the beach, relaxing with family and friends or spending time in the garden. The actual meaning behind the day is for remembering those who lost their lives in service of their country. As we don't celebrate this day here in the UK, I decided to go along the memory theme and the summer theme.
I'm also putting this card in for the Friday Sketchers challenge too.
I've shaded the image with ProMarkers and cut it out with Labels 3 Nestabilities. The papers are Basic Grey and the flowers are punched from the same, using up some small scraps.
The sentiment is from the Bloom 'n' Grow stamp set by My Minds Eye. The edge punch is a Martha Stewart and the gorgeous swirl is one of the new Tim Holtz Sizzix dies (I really love this die so you may be seeing quite alot of it !). This is quite a simple card for me, but time was short but I was fairly pleased with the end result.
Hope you manage to join in with us at Isabella's this week.
Thanks for looking