Monday, May 4, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #28 --- Stars and Stripes!

Stars and stripes? Did someone say "stars and stripes"? Can I do a card in stars and stripes for the Whiff of Joy Weekly Challenge? You bet I can! That is one of my favorite things! Don't worry, I won't go into my rendition of a John Phillip Sousa march, but I do have one parading in my head!

With Memorial Day, Flag Day and the 4th of July coming up we tend to turn to, not just stars and stripes, but also red, white and blue. It just makes sense that my card would look something like this:
Charlie is decked out in a star-studded jacket pieced from a scrap of holographic paper. His trousers are cut from red mulberry paper. The rest of him is colored with Copics. He looks very dapper, don't you think? Rather than raise his glass in a toast he is waving a couple of US flags. Most of the materials are from my hefty stash of patriotic papers and embellies, and I would guess much of it came from Oriental Trading Company.

I had a long day of driving, but a very enjoyable dinner and visit with my aunt and uncle. (BTW, if you saw yesterday's post you saw the Mother's Day card I made for my aunt and she loves it!) They are doing amazingly well and we plan to do something fun tomorrow. I am about to nod off on my laptop, so I'd best get some sleep. I just couldn't let a WOJ challenge slip by!


clare said...

Hi Barb..WOW love this love the colours..and i love what you've done to Charlie's jacket..very bling.TFS hugs clare x

LOUISE said...

Great card barb, love Charlie in his star studded suit. Louise x

helen said...

barb this is fabulous hon so glad you had a lovely time with your aunt and uncle
helen x

Unknown said...

Great card love the theam. He kinda looks like Edward from (twilight he he ) may have to pop along and make a purchase, although I have made a pymt for my pre order, looking fwd to that so may just hang on after all lol

Sorry I'm waffling, fab card sweetie

Love DAwn xx

Myrt said...

....oh Barb, this card is awesome! colourful and great layout - well done, as always, my friend!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Barb this is fabulous! Love the holographic paper and all the neat embellies! terrific card! xxD