Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day




Isabella's sketch book challenge time and its memorial day, or celebrate  the start of summer, in your country's colours. OK, memorial day is not something we celebrate here but as the challenge states, its how you would celebrate Memorial day or the start of summer . Its  a patriotic theme, memorial cards of any type  but with your country's colors. Now, our flag is red white & blue , but we don't really identify with these colours here in NZ. Our sports teams all wear black and / or white.  I almost went all white but then decided to add some flag colours too! And the start of summer...traditionally spent at the beach!  The image is a cutey from Isabellas Sketchbook. That was me in my childhood, I grew up living at the beach, in a beautiful spot in Hawkes Bay, called Mahia Beach .
 I've coloured with copics, flowers and buttons are random and cardstock & ribbon is SU .  Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what my wonderful talented teamies have done, and why not join in the challenge. Isabella gives the challenge winner two free digis from her shop and her images are beautiful!
 I'm entering this in the Cute Daisy May challenge- as you like it.
                           Sew Many Challenges- anything goes

19 comments:

Catherine said...

What a delicious card Viv ! I adore the image - so sweet - your colouring is fantastic and I love the white background and embellishments ! Superb ! Smiles from Catherine

Peri said...

Viv, it's gorgeous! I love how you've kept the image as the focal point and all that beautiful textured white is just superb. What a brilliant way to go with this. Love it!
Hugs
Peri xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful job on this challenge. I love the way you colored the beach scene and then made everthing else white - such a great contrast. The bold red flowers are the perfect finishing touch!

Sharon Keanly said...

A wonderful cards Viv. Love the stamp and your colouring.

Marlene said...

Striking!! Love the beautiful whiteness surrounding the image!

Cheryl said...

wow this is really stricking gorgus card hugs cheryl xx

Cec said...

I love all the white elements because they make your beautifully coloured image pop right off the card as do the flowers.
Hugs!
Cec

pinky said...

I love this card, the white is so striking with all that texture along side the gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.
Pinky

~Jeri~ said...

Awesome work! Love the white with all the different techniques. The image is too cute!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

Annika said...

Duh, you made a stunning background yourself, whatca' mean "gotta try"??? lol
I am actually and totally honestly in awe of your card, the all white look is just so elegant and luxurious!
Hugs
Annika

Cheryl said...

wow really love this hun its just so beautiful hugs cheryl xxxx

Lisa said...

Hi Viv, I really love your card and that image is soooo cute! I might have to get that one. Your coloring is really beautiful and I love the white on white look! Well done!

Cheri said...

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges with your refreshing card this week!

crafty amy said...

Viv this is a brilliant card I love how you have coloured that fun image and the texture on the white is such a perfect touch :D

Hugs

Amy xx

carol said...

gorgeous card, love the simple colour, thanks for sharing it with us at SMC x carol

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is awesome. Thanks for joining the WhoopsiDaisy Challenge this time.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so much fun! makes me wanna go to the beach... except for the sand you know that cute little girl has in her swimsuit.... giggles! love the treatment you gave to the bg papers. wonderful! :)

Louise said...

This is gorgeous, love the white on white!

Randi said...

Viv, I absolutely love this card. They way you colored the image is grand. I am not a beach gal but this is just as sweet as can be and makes me want to get there! I can feel the wind on my face just looking at it! I love all white cards and this is stunning. See you tomorrow!

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