Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Happy Canada Day to all you Canucks out there in blogland.
Most of us are enjoying a day off today....hopefully the rain will give us a break. It has been one wet spring and summer here, but at least it's not white and the grass looks great!!!

This is a new image from Motivet Rubber Stamps, just in time for Canada Day. So as you can see I couldn't resist inking it up for you all.

I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I did the flags again and cut them out and layered them. I couldn't get the effect of the flags I wanted at first so as I colored them with my Tombows I quickly dipped them in clear embossing powder and heat set. Lo and behold it stuck just fine and I was pleased with the shiny result. The shoes are painted with a Gelly roll black glaze pen. The white highlights are done with my Inkssentials white gel pen.I did the same technique on the hat band. I found some sheet music on a Canadian web site and printed it onto red card stock. I traced a maple leaf from a template onto the music and cut it out. The circles are cut with my Nesties.

On a personal note, I would just like to say how blessed my family and I are to live in this beautiful country, a small part of the free world. We have endless opportunities and privileges, thanks to those who came before us and those who serve to protect us now. So on this special day of celebration, as I spend time with my family and friends, I will give Thanks for what we have been blessed with and wish for Peace and Freedom for those who are not as fortunate as we are.

Thanks so much for stopping by.....
Have a Wonderful Day



Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, Happy Canada Day!!!!

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Karen and aHappy Canada Day to you too. What a great card to celebrate, i am so loving these images, im going to have to treat myself (again!!) to some of these gorgeous stamps!!! have a lovel day hunny, hugs LInda x

1crazyjoe said...

Very creative Karen!! Your coloring is fantastic. It amazes me how you come up with your ideas to put your cards together!

Happy Canada Day!!! From another proud Canadian

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

oh Karen, my gosh.. look at your card!!! how amazing is your coloring!!! i love love your card.
scrummy papers.

iam so bummed that i had to to make a choice between the teams

now i will just enjoy your precious cards

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome card Karen, what a gorgeous the maple leaf!
Happy Canada Day to you and your family :-)

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card sweetie what a brilliant colour scheme and great little image so perfectly coloured, Happy Canada Day dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, these little guys are so cute!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Karen,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Shirley said...

Too precious for words and Happy Canada Day to you too from here in the South. LOLOL

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Fantastic card Karen!! Love this new stamp!! Love your layout too--great idea with the sheet music!! Happy Canada Day, my friend!

Lauri said...

Happy Canada Day!!!! A beautiful card...and I love the Motivet stamps! They are so so cute!!

Marcea said...

Happy Canada Day sweetie!!! Love this fun image hun, it is wonderful. Fabulous attention to detail. Hope it stops raining for you soon ... we are in the middle of a heatwave here

Tiffany said...

Happy Canada Day!!
Great Card Karen!!

cybertrickz said...

Happy canada day!! fantastic ideas you have done on making cards.. inspiration for me..

Elena said...

Your card is so beautiful! I really love your very pretty coloring! And the layout of the card is gorgeous!

Carolyn King said...

simply ADORABLE!!!! love your coloring...just got tombows and hope i can get them work for me! lol!

Happy Canada Day--love your tribute!

Rach said...

gorgeous card Karen, fabulous colouring. hugs rachxxx

Joey said...

Hi Karen

this is super gorgeous! your colourwork always blows me away! fantastic card


Curt in Indy said...

How perfect for the holiday! What a great card! Cute, cute image. They are darling! Best, Curt

Tasha said...

This card is stunning Karen, its so beautiful. The colours are awesome, loving the papers you have used they are fab. The image again is super cute and i am loving the layout. great detail too
love tasha xx

ps Happy Canada Day xx