Friday, July 01, 2011

Oh Canada! and a Happy Fourth of July Blog Hop

In honor of Canada Day and the United States' 4th of July celebrations, The Stamping Boutique is having an all-inclusive
Patriotic BLOG HOP

It all starts at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, so head on over
COLLETTE, you're here

The following two images were chosen to celebrate either one. 
Since I have friends up Canada way, plus my birthday is Monday as well, I decided to use them both.

For my first card, (since it IS Canada day first), I used the Canadian Moose digital image from The Stamping Boutique.  I colored him with copics and cut with my Creative Memories circle tools, leaving his antlers 'outside the box'.  I actually made the Canadian maple leaf background paper and sponged the edges with real red before applying the border punched red with white ribbon.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts stamped in real red then circle punched & matted on scalloped red circle.

For my second card, I used the Eagle, also found at The Stamping Boutique.  I basically just shaded him and colored his beak before cutting him out with an exacto.  Again, I made the background paper with the stars and stripes then sponged with brilliant blue.  I didn't want a whole lot of busy going on, so I just die cut a brilliant blue panel & ran it through the lattice embossing folder then sponged over it with white.  Added some blue ribbon then the tag (Stampin Up sentiment) was embossed & sponged in real red, trimmed off one side then tied a red piece of ribbon with some red Bakers twine.  I like the simple look to this one, myself, hope you do too.

Hop through each blog - leave a comment and the powers that be will do a random draw for 2 winners...from the comments left on our Design Team's blogs.  Can't tell who's blog they'll be picking the winners from!  (I don't even know!)  The winners will receive 2 images of their choice from The Stamping Boutique's store.
Thanks for stopping in ... your next stop along the Patriotic Blog Hop is Kecia.  There's loads of beautiful cards along the way, have a blast.


Heide said...

Two super cards! love your coloring and the layouts.
the Moose is adorable.

Kecia said...

Looking great, as always. Love your coloring of the moose. It is superb!

And, a very Happy Birthday to you!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Spectacular cards as always!!! Sooooo glad to be ahead of you in the lineup, lol! Now I see how I "should have" shaded my eagle!!

Miranda said...

love both cards Collette, they are wonderful

Carol L said...

I love that you included both American and Canadian holidays for your cards, and both are really cute too! Love that moose and of course the eagle rules!

Marsha said...

Both cards are great.

Gorse Auto Detailing said...

Happy early Birthday to you!
I just love stopping in to visit your blog! Your work is always such an inspiration!


darling Ho said...

Both cards are pretty!
Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~

Rhonda Miller said...

You've done a great job on both of these.

DtsArt said...

the cards are both just lovely.

Shannon White said...

Oh my goodness, both of these are just Wonderful Miss Coleltte! Love the darling Moose with the Maple leaf! Tooo Cute!

Hope you have a Fabulous Holiday weekend and a Very Happy Birthday to you! 8-)


Michelle Single said...

When I grow up, I wanna color like Collette. Your cards are just fabulous! Love all the texture on the eagle one!

Arts by Sara said...

Beautiful Cards as always! So glad you are back! I have missed you! So happy to see you creating again! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara