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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Flag Colours

             Challenge 27 at Less Is More this week is to design a card using the colours in our own national flag, so I have opted for the Red,White and Blue of the Union Jack.It is not a colour combination that I like very much but I decided it was slightly better than just the Red and White of the St Georges flag.I decided to stamp this row of beach huts and tried doing it by masking off alternate huts before inking the stamp and then masking the stamped ones and fitting the blue ones in between. This didn't work very well though even with the use of a stamp positioner, so I stamped and embossed a row of huts in each colour and cut out the ones I wanted from each row.I used a piece of card cut to the length of the beach huts to add a little blue shading with a pencil on the card where the beach huts would go.I then put each of the cut out huts through a Zyron sticker maker and fixed them back in their original order onto the card. I inked the text stamp with both colours of ink and added it to bottom right hand corner.The stamps I used are Crafty Individuals, and the inks are Barn Door and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink embossed with clear embossing powder.

29 comments:

  1. This is great Jean... the effect of the two coloured row of huts is super!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. I really like this card :)

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  3. Now this I LOVE! Your row of 2 colour beach huts are fabulous.

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  4. Cracking card, I love the row of beach huts!

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  5. Super card, love your row of huts. Yvonne x

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  6. It was well worth the effort Jean, the line of alternate red and blue huts is fantastic and I love the blue to ground the image too :)
    Jenny x

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  7. A great card Jean. Love that stamp and how you've alternated the colours. Sue.x

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  8. Great beach huts and love how you've grounded them. A super card. xx

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  9. Worth all the effort, this is such an effective card and it's a beach hut card not a red white and blue card if you know what I mean. Sorry, that sounds daft but it works so well
    Anne
    x

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  10. Just love the beach huts and seaside sentiment - just perfect! I've had another play Here's mine!

    PS - Your card fits the theme for St Luke's Charity card challenge too - would love to see you there :)

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  11. I love the beach huts! A great idea! Ruth

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  12. Love the beach huts, works so well :-)

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  13. A flying visit today. (you know why). Great card. Kate x

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  14. Wow lots of effort but well worth it, it's a great card.

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  15. A great idea to alternate the colours and the perfect sentiment. Love it.
    Avril

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  16. Great card (why not enter it for the St.Luke's Charity Card challenge as well?)
    Margaret x

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  17. Love this one Jean
    one of your best I say
    Perfect
    Thank you so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  18. I love your card, great stamp ;)

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  19. Your beach huts in the two colours looks fab as is the two tone sentiment. x

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  20. love your patriotic beach huts
    Sue :)

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  21. I have this set of C.I. stamps and must say that you've done a fab job with them - lovely card

    Kathyk

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  22. This is such a nice LIM card! Well done!
    Greetings,
    Charlotte

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  23. Super CAS card! Your bathing huts are so lovely and nostalgic - Simply beautiful!

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  24. this is so gorgeous!

    a wonderful creation!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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