Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!


To all my American friends to the South, I hope you are having a safe and happy holiday weekend!
I am Canadian, but I love my US neighbours and have a lot of blogging friends south of the border.  And because I love them and love their country, I wanted to draw a stamp for them to use for Independence Day cards (sold as a rubber stamp by Whimsy).  I call it, "Proud to Be".   As I was drawing it, I kept hearing that song, "Proud To Be An American".  It was stuck in my head!! lol 
Visually, I was inspired by the American flag (obviously!).  The feathers and wings on the design represent their National bird, the Bald Eagle.  There are a couple of accessory images in this set, one is the olive branch you see stamped around the edges of the main panel.  The other is a rose (not shown) which is the National Flower.  The olive branches are on one of their coins (can't remember which one right now).  So it really is an all-American set! 
This is one of my personal favourite carousel horse images, and hopefully conveys the pride I know all Americans have in their beloved land. 
Now this is a partial CASE of a gorgeous creation by Whimsy DT gal, Simmone.  You really should go see what she did too!  I love how she coloured the mane and tail.  It looks so soft. 

Sorry I don't have a colour list; I coloured it in awhile ago.  :-(  But I did use Copics, and Tim Holtz  Antique Linen Distress ink on the tag and for the olive branch. 
Here is your close-up:



God bless you, and God Bless America!!

16 comments:

  1. amazing Chrissy.......this proud horse is just beautiful!
    xxx Margreet

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  2. Ohhh wowwww Crissy,So wonderful card,i love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  3. Wow Crissy,, what a beautiful card and your new image is just gorgeous. You deserve to be proud!!
    Clairexxx

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  4. Oh wow! This is just gorgeous, Chrissy! Thank you for creating something American themed. I love your beautiful coloring and this image is wonderful! hugs, Angela

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  5. hi crissy

    this image is great, your coloring, and your card is very beautiful.


    greetings karin

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  6. I ADORE this stamp, Crissy! And your card is stunnnig - breathtaking! Thank you so much for the shout out *blush*! Hugs, Simonne x

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  7. This is so gorgeous Crissy! Your colouring is just incredible!! xx

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  8. Crissy, I love this, it is just so pretty. You never disappoint me, your art is always the best.

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  9. Crissy! This is just beautiful! Wonderful work as always!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  10. A beautiful addition to your carousel horses Chrissy, I love it and your colouring and design are superb! I love how you made the flag part of the horse what a wonderful idea. Hugs , Chris x

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  11. Oh He is very proud. Beautiful colours combo.

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