Monday, 14 April 2008
Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes is the theme for this weeks challenge at the Funky Fairys challenge blog.
I desperately wanted to use these papers from the 'Extreme Boy' range by Junkitz... but I didn't have a matching striped paper. So... I chopped up all the patterns and made my own stripes! I only had scraps to work with, but with the paper being double sided I had lots of options. The image is the 'Sk8terboy' stamp by Sugar Nellie, I thought this would be perfect as he has striped sleeves and stars on his skateboard! The image was watercoloured to match the colours in the papers. I've echoed the barbed wire stripes with a little doodling at the corners of the image and the card. I punched out three stars from the black mat to show the red paper underneath, these match the three red stars on the skateboard. I cut the large star circle from one of the papers and stuck it to some thick card, then mounted it on foam pads to raise it a little. The greeting is a rubon by Pebbles Inc.