Saturday, June 22, 2019

Blue Poppy Congrats

For today's card I am combining 2 challenges....the world flag challenge from the Power Poppy Creative Confetti challenge and the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

When I started reading the June 11 challenge over at Creative Confetti Sheldon Cooper and his "Fun with Flags" segment automatically popped into my head. Any other Big Bang Theory fans out there who know what I'm talking about? I love me some Sheldon! 

Anyway, for my flag I kind of went back and forth for a first I was going to choose Germany to honor my ancestry but then I decided to try Ireland because I'm also half Irish, however none of the colors were really speaking to me. We're currently having temps in the upper 70's, which is hot as heck for here, so I was thinking of cool places and snow and Antarctica popped into my head. It has a very simple flag....a white map of the continent in the center of a  blue background. Blue is my favorite color so I went with that, although the blue I used ended up more turquoise than a true blue. I used the Poppy XL stamp, some folks in my area have some blue poppies and they are GORGEOUS! I really need to get some for my garden!

The sketch is the current one over at Freshly Made Sketches. For the different layers along the top and bottom edges I used a scalloped die to create some definition.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Poppy XL (Power Poppy)
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#, Island Indigo (SU retired), Island Indigo DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Island Indigo (SU retired)
Copics: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG09
YG00, Y15, Y19
Colorless Blender
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 23, CB Swiss Dots EF, Wink of Stella-Clear, Dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. I love Sheldon too! I thought the finale of the show was perfect - no big bombshell just a bunch of friends hanging out on the couch eating takeout. I'm going to miss that show for sure! I love that you were inspired by our sketch to incorporate a little fun with flags! :) Your big flower is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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