Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–International

A new Clear Out Challenge has been posted and it’s time to empty out your stash and play along in another fab challenge!

The challenge this month is:

  • Theme:  International
  • Requirement: Use washi tape

You have 3 weeks to play along (until August 5th).

 

Our sponsors this week are:

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This week I’m showcasing an image from QKR Stampede and you can find it here.

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Every year Canadians (me) celebrate Canada Day on July 1st.  This month’s challenge was to make a card that represented my country in some way so I chose to make an all red & white card since that’s the colors on the Canadian flag.  And speaking of flags, I thought I’d have this little sweetie proudly waving them.   I used red & white polka-dot washi tape in keeping with the challenge theme, used a red Bic-Mark-It to create the stitch lines around the edge of the card, and added a little bow with a red button.

 

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I tried something a little different to color this image.  I used Paint Shop Pro and digitally painted the image using gradients and patterns and then printed it using my inkjet printer. 

 

 

 

 

 

I tried to keep this card on the simple side.  Here’s a look at the inside…

 

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And here’s a close-up look at the butterflies.  I printed out an image and used my silhouette to cut around it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well, that’s it.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you decide to enter your paper-pieced creation in the CIO challenge this week.

6 comments :

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a detailed card! I love all of the dimensions, they look great.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

This is so pretty - inside and out!

Gail said...

Lovely creation! Love the red and white - my DIL Grandpa sang at the Hockey games here in Michigan - Oh Canada! He did a lovely job on that song! Enjoy your day!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Fun and happy card! I love the inside as much as the out. I really need to start decorating the inside! What a difference it makes.

Laura W said...

Really cool how you did the butterflies Sharon!

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning Sharon. Such striking colours and a wonderful design. Love the bow with the button.
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Desíre
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