Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge #94

Happy Wednesday day....it is Creative Belli Wednesday too. Today our challenge for you is a double challenge. We have a sketch for you, and we put a little twist on it...make it patriotic. I cant' believe it is almost July 4th! Time has just flown lately...before I know it I will be sending my baby off to camp for a week too! Well back to the challenge. Here is the sketch...I will honestly say I struggled with this one a bit. Mostly I struggled with the whole patriotic thing. For some reason red, white, and blue together just doesn't appeal to my eye...lol. I am more a pinks and purples kinda girl. Well I started by making a card, and wasn't overly thrilled with it. It turned out good, but just seemed like it was missing something to me. Then it hit me that this sketch would make an awesome scrapbook LO. So...I did that too...lol. I thought I would share both with you though. Here is the card...In the spirit of the Creative Belli Challenge, I used only stuff I had in the craft room already. I used this blue PP that I have had for a while as my background. I used my Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge that I have NEVER used...lol, for the flag. (I got the cartridge with my Cricut package deal when I bought it.) I added some white liquid pearl for "stars". I cut the little squares in red, and layered white on top of that. I used an alphabet stamp set from TAC that I haven't touched in a while for the USA. Now...like I said for some reason, this card just didn't appeal to me. SO I came up with this...Like I said...this sketch really looked like a page LO to me. Sorry there are no pictures yet...lol. Since 4th of July hasn't happened yet this year, I couldn't get them. And for some reason I don't have any from last year to use temporarily either. But, you get the idea...lol. Everything on this page is papers I have had laying around the craft room. I used my Cricut Stand and Salute cartridge to cut the fireworks and the saying. For the fireworks, I used some glitter paper I have had FOREVER...but hoarded it...lol. Here is a close up of the fireworks.I would like to place a photo of each of my girls from our 4th of July party this year on this page. I really like the way it turned out...even if they aren't my pinks and purples...lol.

Well, now head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge Blog, and check out what all the other Belli girls came up with. Don't forget to play along with us. We love to see your versions of the sketch and challenge too. Just add a link to your creation to mr. linky on the bottom of Challenge 94 so we can hop over to see what you came up with. Have a great day!

9 comments:

Melisa Waldorf said...

A card AND a layout ... YOU GO GIRL!! What a fun blog hop!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the scrapbook page AND the card- perfect R/W/B card! TFS

Liz Williams said...

Love both of these. Love how you did the flag.

joy said...

What a great layout page! Love how the 4th of July looks cut out.

Dani said...

Love the layout and your card is great too!

Joan Ervin said...

You did an awesome job on both your card and page.....the flag is beautiful especially with the liquid pearls for the stars and I love your layout with the homespun looking paper and the fireworks images!!!

Maria Matter said...

love that you did a LO and card, they're fabulous Jessica!
blessings!

jdmommy said...

What a great job on both the card and the page!! FAB!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great idea to use the Liquid Pearls for your stars! Great job on both the card and the scrapbook page. I'm with you on the R/W/B color combo - I'm very patriotic, but the color scheme just doesn't appeal to me for some reason!