Sunday, June 27, 2010

Oh Canada!

With Canada Day coming up on July 1st I was feeling particularly patriotic... I had a card in my mind that I wanted to create so I spent today immersed in red and white!


"Happy Tilda" was coloured using Copics and raised on foam dimensionals over "grass" made with Ultrafine Sage Flowersoft. One tradition on Canada Day is for kids to paint red Maple Leafs on their faces; so I gave Tilda one too. Her Canada Day shirt is decorated with a Maple Leaf sticker. She is holding a flag I removed from a little Canada Day doll we've had forever but never really displayed.

The background is a Government of Canada postcard I picked up at a Canada Day celebration a few years back. Yep, I raided my Canada Day decor stash for this card!

Over the background I wanted to portray fireworks.

But how to do that?

Well, I got out my vintage Spirograph!

What fun it was to use my Zig Millennium pens to create a few colourful bursts. (And yes, it DID take me a few tries to get the hang of it again; I haven't used it in a few years). The center burst is also popped up on foam dimensionals.

The fireworks trails are made with Westrim Crafts Rhinestone Accent Flourishes. The centers of the bursts were filled in with silver Stickles for more sparkle.

Inside the easel card I added a red rose from Dollarama Crafts, and two white roses from Modern Romance at Michael's, all three given a dose of sparkle with silver Stickles too.

(I can hardly wait for my first order from Wild Orchid Crafts to arrive!)

The sparkly red paper is something my daughter picked up from Michael's years ago, so unfortunately the piece that was left didn't have the make on it.

A simple white satin ribbon from Offray finished it off.


Copics used:

Skin: E0000, E00, E01
Hair: Y11, E34, E35, E37
Clothes: R000, R00, R01, R01, R05, R08, W1, W5

Happy Canada Day to all my Canuck friends!

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19 people wrote stuff:

angel4031 said...

WOW Happy Canada Day Tilda your card is gorgeous!!!

Tracey said...

YAY for Canada Day!! Love this festive card!!

Jennifer said...

Happy Canada Day. Your Canadian Tilda is just beautiful and looks proudly patriotic and I love the little flag she is waving... My hubby and I visited Vancouver and Whistler in '06 and fell in love with your beautiful country. We hope to revisit soon.

Pat said...

Hi Maureen...how absolutely inspired!! Love the bright colors...and your coloring is beautiful. I especially love the maple leaf on Tilda's shirt...and the flag she has her fingers wrapped around!! Very clever!!
Pat Frank

Bonnie Weiss said...

Makes me proud to see your Canada Tilda, Maureen. You put a lot of work into this card and it sure paid off ... it's stunning!

Tamara said...

I really like the spirograph fireworks. Great job on this patriotic card.

Peggie said...

What a great card. Wish I still had my spyrograph now.Great idea.

Barb Hardeman said...

Happy Canada Day, Maureen! Awesome job on this easel card. I love your spyrograph fireworks (cool idea) and the little flag Tilda is holding. Even her little shirt has a Maple Leaf - she is just so patriotic!!! What a fun card....wonderful job...hugs...Barb (a former Canuk)

CorinneS said...

WOW Maureen your "Oh Canada" card is wonderful. Very Canadian....makes me proud to be Canadian...love the Maple on Tilda's shirt. You did a wonderful job of coloring and creating your card! Happy Canada Day from one Prairie province to another!
Hugs~
Corinng

Julie said...

Oh how creative!!! Your spirograph is so vintage, yet just the perfect touch. Great job!!

Patti Jo said...

What a very cute card! Happy Canada to you! Love your attention to detail! So creative! Congrats by the way on your Pirates card in the Magnolia Summer Magazine! Wonderful to see there! Loved that card too!

Eve said...

this is a Very Very Pretty card! Although i'm not a canadian, i luv it!

Card Crazy said...

Talk about creative! Wonderful card. Happy Canada Day from a neighbor to the south.

Christina C. said...

Happy Canada Day to you.....love your beautiful country!
Your card is stunning...love the fireworks and the cute little flag Tilda is waving. Very creative!

Penni said...

Super card - Happy Canada Day.

You really are good with the Spirograph, what patience you have!!

Hugs
Penni
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shelly said...

Such a cute card!!! Happy Canada Day!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

what a fun idea to use those Spirograph. I still remembered playing with time when I was a kid, lol
That is such a cheerful theme and pretty Tilda card for Canada Day!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Autumn said...

Awesome card! Using the spyrograph was genius!

Linda Peterson said...

Wow, you are so clever! Love the card. Now I have to search for my old spirograph set.

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