28 June 2009

CC18: the colours of your country's flag

This week's Corrosive Challenge is to be inspired by "our country's flag colours". I think we're going to see a lot of red, white ± blue. The New Zealand Flag is pretty similar to the Australian flag but we have one star less.
I used Pacific Point for my blue as NZ is found in the Pacific Ocean, well this card didn't quite turn out how I thought but it is rather striking.

Stamp set: Fresh Cuts
Ink: Pacific Point (in places stamped off once)
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Pacific Point Patterns DSP
Other: Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle punch, 1-⅜" circle punch, 1-¼" circle punch, Ruby Red Brads

Hope you can play along too. Janet has a HUGE prize this week too - so well worth entering. It's
a roll of ribbon and a SU stamp set! (She will give you a choice!!) WOW is all I can say.

13 comments:

Deby said...

Excellent job!!! How interesting that NZ's colors are the same as the USA! I will try to get mine done later today or tomorrow. Taking kids to camp after church today!!!

Karen R said...

That's because "we" all come from British colonial roots

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous card Karen. I like how you've extended the fresh cuts set with the paper.

Janet said...

wow i adore your card!!! very pretty!
hugs

Judy said...

Wow I really like this. You have incorporated the colours really well, it's lovely.

Leslie said...

My goodness, what a very pretty card you made Miss Karen. Love it. Hugs, Leslie

Valems said...

Fabulous card, Karen! The papers are gorgeous and I love the ribbon. I think you are right, lots of countries have white/red/blue on their flags. Mine, too. :)

Hugs, Vanja

Joanie said...

It's a fantastic card! Love the red white and blue!

Debby said...

Your card is gorgeous! And I love the new photo of you. You look like you're having a blast!

Ruby said...

I love your card Karen, it's really pretty :o) Oh to be 11 degrees over here in the UK. I'm melting, it's about 30! :o)

Anne said...

Oh, this is so pretty. Fits the challenge but is just a lovely card for any occasion. Great work on it!

Jacqui J Creative Today said...

WOW, what a stunning card! A great concept to base on your countries flag. I was born in England which are the same coloures as the NZ flag...What a neat idea and very striking card.

SharonD said...

When I saw the challenge I remember thinking "Oh dear...our flag is so boring." But you have done a great job with this. Love the brads and the way you continued the Fresh Cuts background on your sentiment.