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!!