Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Blue and white...and red.

I have to admit that, rather unexpectedly, I have watched much of the recent coverage of the Jubilee celebrations on the television. The stamina of the lady is absolutely incredible!  We, in Scotland, have characteristically been more reserved than our English counterparts in marking this occasion with street parties and the waving of the Union Flag.  However, I decided to give a little nod to the occasion with my entry to the Less is More Challenge this week by adding a Scottish twist.  The requirement was to include the colours RED WHITE AND BLUE in honour of the event.
I must first thank Chrisse and Mandi for featuring my entry to the previous challenge in their showCASe post. I was so surprised that I woke my husband up to tell him!

I wanted to use the Scottish blue and white flag as the background.  This was created using a mask.

I then over stamped with the Lavinia thistle stamp before adding the bunting and sentiment in red. (Anna Griffin)

The royal family always spend part of their summer holidays at Barmoral Castle here in Aberdeenshire, so this, I think, is an apt tribute to them.

In the cold (and rainy) light of day I decided that my card is rather fussy for a LIM challenge so I have made another with a single thistle.

Job Done!


Deanna said...

Love the blues and great Thistle stamp. Beautiful!

Suze Bain said...

This is lovely Lilian, that's a super thistle stamp. xx

Jenny said...

The St Andrews cross as a subtle bkgd is brilliant Lilian,
Love how you've layered all the elements :0)
Jenny x

Chrissie said...

You have worked the Saltire into your design so cleverly... superb card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

LOVE them both, very clever


Victoria said...

Absolutely fantastic cards! Love the composition.

Mandi said...

Whilst there's not to much white space you've created FAB cards, I really like the single thistle one
Thank you very much
"Less is More"


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