Saturday, 4 April 2015

Inspired by a piece of wallpaper ...

Yep, title is right, I was inspired by a piece of left over wallpaper after decorating my sons bedroom. He has chosen lots of iconic images, cartoons, posters etc to decorate his bedroom and rather than waste what was left over, I kept pieces (as a crafter does), to use one day.

I have used both the wallpaper and the   stamp set from Tatty Twinkle to create a canvas. The canvas was one of my samples set off to Crafting UK for the Tatty Twinkle USA shows ...

I have put the main image in to the centre of my canvas on different strips of red, white and blue card.. The small star strips were created using the star border, which is one of the extras on the stamp set.

I have coloured the main image with Prisma Pencils and have gone for plain blue as thought this was the most generic design and didn't want to offend anyone.

The sentiment has been stamped three times and layered on to opposite corners. I stamped a star die cut with the stars border and round USA stamp. In the corner, you can see the lickle medal stamps.

The border was created using the silhouette stamp of The Marine Corps Memorial in Washington, stamped repeatedly on a start border.

I have added some gold and blue buttons and Dutch Doobadoo arrows as a finishing touch.

Right I have lots of domestic chores to catch up before visitors descend. Have a wonderful weekend everyone,

x x x

Products I used, (click on photos):

Polka Doodle Challenges - dies, dies and dies
Crafting Musketeers - It's a mans world
Dies R Us - one for the boys
Ladybug Crafts - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - die cuts or punches


Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Lou! Love the image which is gorgeous and fabulous design.
Linda xxx

Darlene said...

What a fabulous idea and it turned out GREAT! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ONE FOR THE BOYS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

What a great project, I love how you added the image and the banners. beautiful

Sam Lewis said...

stunning! I love the whole general theme. so poignant too. Love the amount of black in there with the red, white and blue <3 xxSAMxx

Penny said...

Inspired by wallpaper, how great is that. Your colour choices are so vibrant, love it.

Karan Gerber said...

Great card, love the colours, thank you for joining in with us over at Dies R Us.

Karon said...

Wonderful creation Lou - thanks for joining us for our Use a Die Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Scrap Shack Designs said...

This is such an awesome card and I love the little solider die cut and all of the details. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts and good luck.

DT Jen

8kidsandstillfindtimetocraft said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

Unknown said...

Wowser such a fabulous man card - such lovely elements

thank you so much for entering the Mans World challenge over at Crafting Musketeer's

Hugs Kerrie x

Crafting Musketeers said...

Thank you for entering this months challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , we love your entry xx