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!!


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

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

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

  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

  5. hi crissy

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

    greetings karin

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

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

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

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

  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

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