Friday, July 3, 2015

Red, White, and Blue!

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is to use Red, White, and Blue and/or create a patriotic project. My Outlawz Coloring Challenge teammates, Carla, Penny, Karen, Vannessa, and I challenge you to use create a project for this challenge. You can use any coloring medium you like, just as long as you color! 

Our July sponsor at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Sweet Pea Stamps, who is offering our lucky winner three digis of his/her choice from the Sweet Pea Digi Stamp Store.  Play along with us for your chance to win!

I vaguely remembered that I had some strawberry patterned paper and thought it was in a 6x6 pad by Basic Grey. After going through a bunch of pads, I was delighted to find that not only was I correct, I even had one piece of it left! Woo-hoo! The strawberry patterned paper is from the Nook and Cranny 6x6 pad (Basic Grey). 

Picking Strawberries was slightly reduced in PhotoElements, printed out with my laser printer onto Neenah cardstock, then colored with Copic markers to match the strawberry patterned paper. Since this was a red, white, and blue challenge, I decided to make her eyes and some of the flowers blue. Since repetition is one of of the "style rules" I like to follow, I used speckled blue patterned paper by KMA that was ancient. I also used some blue gingham patterned paper from a not-quite-as-old patterned paper by Authentique. 

One of my Fishtail Flags dies (Die-namics) was used to die-cut the gingham paper. The speckled blue patterned paper was die-cut with one of the dies from the Circles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). 

White cardstock was punched with a very old strawberry punch. The strawberries were colored with Copic markers, then dotted with a black pen. 

The patterned papers were edged with either Abandoned Coral or Faded Jeans Distress inks. 

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges.
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Patterned Paper
The House that Stamps Built Challenges: Red, White, and Blue
Cards in Envy Challenges: Red, White, and Blue 


  1. Kathi, the paper is just fabulous! Love the fun design, those darling strawberries, your image, and your coloring! :^)
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Gorgeous card Kathi and that strawberry paper is just perfect. Love how you, Carla and I all used the same image but came up with 3 completely different cards.

    Hugs, Vannessa x