May 17, 2011

Let Freedom Ring!

Inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch and the Stand and Salute Challenge at the Kraft Journal, I created this Easel Card.  Those who know me, know I LOVE layers, wonder how much it will cost to mail this one.....

I just love this Artistic Outpost image from the Hero plate, it's stamped in Black Archival on watercolor paper, then I used a morphed version of the Watercolor Distress Technique to add color, then went back in and added more color with Distress Inks and an H20 Brush.


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The Kraft panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug Stars folder, then highlighted with Ranger Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I also embossed the Moss panel with the Stars Folder.  The word Freedom as well as the Wings come from the Artistic Outpost She-roes plate.  This sketch gave me the opportunity to used of some scraps of pattern paper by Karen Foster.  The cool Faux Brad looking things are Candi Fix by Craftworks Cards.  I'm just lovin' these as they really do look like brads.  Gonna have to get me some other colors!

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Hero, She-roes
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Distress Ink Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage, Rose, Weathered Wood
Card Stock - Kraft, Black, Watercolor, Mellow Moss
Other - Non Stick Craft Mat, Heat Gun, H20 Brush, Candi Fix, Dimensionals, Karen Foster Pattern Paper, Distress Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Big Shot, CuttleBug Stars Folder
Finished Size - 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"


additional challenges:
Ooh La La Creations - Fancy Fold, Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing, There's Magic in the Air - Embossing, Lily Pad Cards - Embossing, Bearly Mine - Vintage Easel Card, Creative Craft Challenge Vintage/Distressed

26 comments :

Netty said...

Terrific card, great choice of papers and image. Annette x

Suzanne C said...

LOVE IT! you create such beautiful patriotic cards. The image is adorable and the layers are fantastic!

Charlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous...love the image, the colors, and texture.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful Patriotic card. Like the layers & especially like the star embossing.

Audrey Pettit said...

Lisa, this is fabulous! Absolutely gorgeous! Love that image and your stamping and coloring techniques, and love the embossed stars. This could not be more perfect for our Stand & Salute challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal.

Francine said...

Lisa this is an awesome artwork... I love the arragement and the colors you picked. I wish my Dad was still with me I could use that stamp for him!

Olena said...

WOW! Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

Jack said...

Brilliant easel card. Love this image and the way you've morphed it! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Terry said...

Lisa, the layers are amazing and will cost a pretty penny to mail! Beautiful patriotic creation! Love this!

Doreen said...

What a great card.Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.xxx

sasa said...

Just fabulous in every way - love your design, tones, textures and layering - most of all the mood it creates...
Sarah

1CardCreator said...

Great card, love the stars and those brads do look fabulous! You did such a marvellous jog of giving it that aged look, I can almost smell the old paper when I look at it.

Deb (dcorder) said...

I love the layers of this great card!!!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..

Hugs Judith

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW Lisa! That's one handsome piece of artwork! It's most excellent!

Anne said...

What a fabulous card Lisa. Thanks for joining in our Fancy Folds challenge at OLL. Hope to see you again next time. Hugs x

crafty amy said...

That is such an adorable image and I LOVE you layout. You have really got the vintage feel.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx

Marie said...

This is great! Loved to see a more male inspired vintage card. This is really stunning. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Tammylee said...

Great project! Thanks for entering the challenge this week at There's Magic In The Air!

Tammylee
May Guest Designer

Basement Stamper said...

Great easel card, I'm guessing about 4 stamps LOL!

fionalawlor said...

Fab card, love your embossing :) Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Traci S. said...

Wow, Lisa! This is wonderful! I find myself getting more and more patriotic the closer it comes to my son's leaving for bootcamp!

You make such incredible patriotic cards. You said the patterned paper scraps were by Karen Foster. Is it a set of patriotic papers? Do you still know the name of the set, off hand? I'd love to get some. I really like the wings on the front panel, and the layers galore! The stars show up so well on this! Fabulous job!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is such an awesome project Lisa... love the image and the stars! Thanks so much for joining us again at The Kraft Journal!

Stampin Lucy said...

this card is amazing. Love the vintage look that you have created. So glad you joined us at There's Magic in the Air.

BarbaraW said...

I love what you do with this set of stamps. Great card.

Alice Wertz said...

this is gorgeous! love the vintage look! thanks for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

 
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