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November 11, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - Freedom isn't Free

Thank You Veterans!

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including my life."
~Author Unknown

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday, thanks to those who played along with last weeks Sketch Challenge, it's always wonderful to see how everyone uses  the sketch!  This weeks challenge is Veteran's Day, the challenge is open to your interpretation of the theme.

I chose to use this sweet image from the Artistic Outpost Hero's set, along with this weeks Bo Bunny Sketch

The image is stamped in Ranger Black Archival on Watercolor paper.  To color I used Distress Ink/Stains and the Watercolor Distress Technique for the Background, then colored the image with an H20 Brush and Distress Inks.  The fab papers are from the Bo Bunny Liberty line.
Stamps - Artistic Outpost
Card Stock - Red, Navy, Watercolor
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Tattered Rose, Gathered Twigs, Distress Stain Walnut Stain, Broken China, Antique Linen
Other - H20 Brush, Prima Distress Tool, Hemp, Rusted Star, Pop Up Glue Dot, 3L Dimensionals, Bo Bunny Liberty Pattern Paper, Heat Tool, Non Stick Craft Mat, Ink Blending Tool

Additional Challenges: Crop Stop - Flag Colors, Just Inspirational - Remembrance Day

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Veteran's Day Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed.  If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Have a great weekend!


Caroline said...

What a lovely patriotic card, well done Lisa I love it! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week.

Caroline xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely patriotic card, love the red and the rusty star. Tracy x

Vicki said...

Fantastic card! Great choice of papers and image! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

BarbaraW said...

I love that image and you do it so well. The background paper is awesome.

Unknown said...

Great card, thankyou for joining us at Just Inspirational this week
Kate xxx

Basement Stamper said...

Love this card, the distressed paper and that technique you used on the background is very cool.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, this is beautiufl! Vividly shabby chic!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Lisa, sorry I had a problem with Mr Linky on my first try. ~Diane

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful image, beautifully created.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a wonderful card!!

Terry said...

Wonderful patriotic card and the AO stamps are so perfect for Veteran's Day!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! A classy tribute to our Veterans! Love it!

wendyp said...

Beautiful patriotic card!!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great card, Lisa. So patriotic and so perfect for the occasion.

Lori said...

Fabulous patriotic card, Lisa! Love the distressed look you got on both the image and background panel.

Suzanne C said...

Some of my favorite designs from you use this set. And this is no exception. Perfect veteren's day card!

Traci S. said...

Hi Lisa~

The quote brought tears to my eyes. Joshua has just completed his first full week of Basic Military Camp for the Air Force.

Thank you for drawing attention to our Veterans...so many people just look at it as a free day to go to the beach!

And, your card is wonderful. I love that image. And, the paper is perfect...as is that star in the center. I really like this very much. It means a lot to me...even more now. Thank you for being you, Lisa!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Rosie said...

This is absolutely amazing! You did a fantastic job on our CropStop Challenge! Hugs, Rosie

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