Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow - Patriotic Challenge

Welcome to another sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have a terrific challenge for you this week that I think you'll enjoy participating in and I know the design team is looking forward to seeing your creations on this one too.
We want you to celebrate your country and its history and make your vintage patriotic card using the colors of your country as represented in your country's flag.  Now most of the design team resides in the United States and so the vintage cards we created, like mine above, are in U.S. colors of red, white and blue. One of our teammates is from Canada and her card was created in red and white, the colors of the Canadian flag. Visit the Sugar Creek Hollow blog to see the design team inspiration for this challenge. I think this will be fun to see all the vintage countries that all our followers and challenge participants represent.

I wanted to represent the history of the U.S. in my vintage card and what better way than images from vintage postcards.  I found these wonderful images at Far Far Hill, a blog that offers vintage images and papers for free.  It's a great site and resource for creating the vintage cards we love to see here at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Each image was cut out and distressed and then assembled in a collage onto my base card.  I used a doily from a new diecut I found at Cheery Lynn Designs and a script stamp in the background to add to the aged feel of the card.  I'm pretty pleased with the result and a great way to celebrate our nation's birthday this weekend!

I'd like to enter this card in the Craft Your Days Away - VINTAGE challenge (CYDA #23).

Thanks for stopping by!


Heide said...

WOW! Fantastic.

marsha said...


Cec said...

This is wonderful. I love the collage of great vintage patriotic images and the doily is a lovely addition.

Heidi said...

Absolutely stunning!
Beautiful images and design:)
Have a lovely evening.
Hugs, Heidi:)

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous sharon, your other cards are beautiful.

greetings karin

Dazie said...

This is lovely.

Thanks for joining our vintage theme over at Craft your days away.


Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage look! You did a wonderful job!

xx Tracey xx

Patti P. said...

Sharon, I just love all of your images and your LO with them is so beautiful. Loved seeing all of the patriotic cards the team created this week. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

paperfun said...

This is gorgeous. I love the vintage postcards.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Sharon, the images you chose are the sweetest I've seen! I love how you put it all together. Who knew patriotic could be this pretty?!

Shelley said...

Wow this is amazing. Thanks for joining in the vintage Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx