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Friday, 6 November 2009

Anyone for Anya - Patriotic Anya

I couldn't help but play in A4A again - I have so many of The Greeting Farm stamps, it gives me such a good excuse to use them! This week's challenge is to use the colours of your national flag. I live in the UK so initially was going to do red, white and blue but then I thought I would do the flag to honour my mother who is from Hong Kong - so red and white. Doing the British flag would have been so much easier with three colours - I ended up spending ages trying to make mine interesting with just two colours! Anyway, here it is...



I just love Anya Snow, don't you? She is so beautiful and so much fun to colour in. And I wish I could find a winter coat with a glittery trim just like hers! Okay, okay, gotta get life outside of crafting... Instead of using my usual Glamour Dust, I used Hero Arts Primsa Glitter - and, wow, it is GORGEOUS! I still love my Glamour Dust as it isn't overpowering, but the Primsa Glitter really glitters! Go get some! I also used loads of foam pads for lots of dimension under the matting plus under the image.
I then needed to quicky make a get well card so I ended up using red, white and blue afterall! Here it is...


That's it for today, but tomorrow I will have a little treat for those dog lovers out there - and I know there are lots of you!

Papers/cardstock: various Bazzill cardstock, K&Co Brenda Walton's Peppermint Twist Mat Pad, DCWV white glitter card (for the snowflakes), can't remember what brand the blue, white, red paper is, sorry!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Rain Snow Shine, The Greeting Farm Nurse Anya
Mediums: Copic Caios, Hero Arts Prisma Glitter
Accents: ribbon from stash
Tools: Woodware snowflake punches, PaperShaper Snowflake border punch, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, sewing machine

8 comments:

Jen Johnson said...

Great job, Mary! I love this cute card! Anya is gorgeous! All the little details are perfect!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Dear Mary! BOTH of these cards are sooo cute! I love all the detail on the first especially the glittered hand warmer & snowflakes! The second one is very dear to me as I am a RN :) Thanks for sharing these amazing creations & for joining me on my paper crafting journey! :)

Pam S. said...

Mary - wonderful! love how you colored her hair and the glitter IS so glisten-y gorgeous! I love Anya Snow too but mine still hasn't been inked! hanging my head in shame!
Pam Going Postal

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

That Miss Anya in the snow is my favorite Miss Anya, but I also love what you did with Nurse Anya!

Mo said...

Mary your card is gorgeous! We used the same two colors, just different Countries...
Thanks indeed for your lovely comment on my blog!
Hugs,
Mo

Silli said...

Mary, the cards are very pretty! Your coloring is perfect! Love your work. Hugs Silke

Sparkle said...

Such cute cards!

Meahni said...

Love these, and the bright red is great!

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