Monday, May 28, 2012

RRD: Red, White and Blue

Happy Memorial Day!

This week at Red Rubber Designs the theme is Red, White and Blue.  This is "America I Love".  I love this image, perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July, which will be here before we know it. 
The image was colored with Copic markers, then aged with Cognac and Burnt Umber inks around the edges. 

I create a flag to match the sails with 2 embossing folders, stars and stripes. I went over the blue stars with embossing ink to give more definition.  I used R46 Copic marker to go over the embossed stripes to create the red and white stripe.  I stitched with white thread around the perimeter and down the seam between the stars and stripes. I used a stipple brush and palette inks to knock down the white a bit.

Supplies--
Stamp Set: America I Love
Copic Colors: R46, R59, E00, E09, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, YG91, YG93, YG95, 9YG7, B91, B95, B99, W1, W3



Challenges:
DL.ART - Anything Goes 
DRS Designs - Masculine
Moving Along with the Times - Celebration other than birthday
SJ Crafts - All about the boy and something old (embossing folder)
The Play Date Cafe - Colors - Cherry Red, Baby blue and Denim
Creative Inspirations - Memorial Day
One Stitch at a Time - Red, White and Blue 
The Crafty Pad - Colors of your countries flag
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Memorial Day!
Deb

43 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous card Deb. I love the layout and what a great image. And super embossing.

    Hugs, Mette

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  2. Beautiful card Debra! I love the image and how you colored it! Great embossed background too. Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe.

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  3. Oh my I love how you composed this card. The embossing in the background just makes you image pop. Fantastic card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

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  4. Absolutely perfect, Deb. The whole card looks like a flag! And your coloring is superb as always!

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  5. I absolutely love your background treatment, Debra. I also like the soft look you achieved by "knocking" down the white. Beautiful card!

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  6. I saw this on SCS and had to hop on over to your blog! This card is amazing. Love the background embossing choices and your coloring is sheer perfection.

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  7. Wow! this is amazing. Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs.

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  8. So beautiful! I love the embossing, and of course, the coloring!! Happy Memorial Day.

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  9. This is a fabulous card! The coloring, is awesome! There are some seriously talented ladies at RRD! I am now following you! I found this beauty at MIM!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  10. This is exquisite. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. Your embossed background really sets this stamp off perfectly! What brand are the embossing dies? THANKS for the great ideas.

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  12. Beautiful Job!!! Love the colors and textures and as usual your technique is perfect!!

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  13. Great card! I love that stamp! Fab colouring too!
    Thanks so much for playing in The Colours Of Your Country's Flag &/or Sketch Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  14. What a terrific card. I love the image you used and the embossed background. I saw it on Make it Monday.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful - but..all of your creations are stunning!!!

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  16. This is such a fantastic card!! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs!

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  17. What a beautiful card, thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  18. Every detail is beautiful! I saw your card at MIM!

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  19. Your card is totally awesome!!! I love the image and the way the sail is repeated in the background with the stripes, your embossing is perfect and the stitching works real well, I love it! Thanks for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  20. Love the embossed background and the stunning image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  21. What a totally stunning card - your colouring is amazing and the layout and attention to deatail is just gorgeous - thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

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  22. Never thought of using those two embossing folders together! The look is amazing and your coloring on the image is just fab :) Thanks so much for playing along at DRS Designs!

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  23. Love the flag background and how you copies it in the sailboat - great card!

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  24. Oh, I just love this to pieces, Debra! Such a great, embossed background, and that image is precious! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  25. What a stunning card Debra! The design is just gorgeous. love that image and how you inked the embossing to mimic stripes. :-) Hugs!

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  26. Your coloring skills are amazing and bring this RRD stamp to life!

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  27. great card - just love that image and your colouring is wonderful!
    saw it on MIM
    Kim x

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  28. I agree, perfect image! & perfect coloring too! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Play Date Cafe. :) Come again!

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  29. I really love your card Debra !! The image is lovely and WOW your colouring in is FAB !! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  30. I'm really sorry I am so late commenting this week but thank you for joining in the Celebrations challenge at MAWTT and I hope you will join us again this week for my challenge
    Laurie x

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  31. Oh my gosh....not sure which is better, the flag that you created or your coloring of the image! Both are fantastic.

    I am so going to remember the flag for later!!!!

    Your card caught my eye on MIM. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  32. Fantastic card and colours.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  33. Hello. I saw this Stunning card on MIM. Faye

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  34. Wow wow wow! This is awesomely creative. Love how you've made the flag and so much texture and color. Your coloring of the image is fantastic and with so many little details in the image, your coloring brought it to life.

    Shelby

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  35. Gorgeous card! Your embossing and coloring is fab! Great job!

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  36. I love your card. The image is fabulous and your coloring is amazing. So gorgeous!
    I saw this on MIM. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Really beautiful scene. Gorgeous colouring.

    I saw your link on MIM. I'm #138 & 153 this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  38. This is so sweet! I really love the image that you have colored so beautifully, and I love how you have made the backing paper to appear as your flag! Wonderful card!

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  39. This is gorgeous and your coloring looks fabulous. Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations paint challenge this week.

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  40. Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)The embossed panels really ad to the design and make it very patriotic too.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Red White & Blue challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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  41. Fabulous image. Love the flag design background. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

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