Friday, July 15, 2011

Tiny Tia

This week's challenge at Lily Pad Cards is to use patriotic colors.  The DT were each given our choice of a digital stamp from Some Odd Girl and I chose this cute little "Tiny Tina Bow" girl.  Knowing that we'd have lots of red, white, and blue I came about this in a different direction.  I've been loving using the colors yellow and aqua, so I went searching for a national flag that uses those colors.  And amazingly, with the addition of red, it's Aruba!  I have fond memories of a little vacation in Aruba when our youngest son played a soccer tournament there in 1994.  Here is their flag:


And here's my take on the colors. I added the basket of flowers to help bring in some red:


supplies: white cardstock, "Tiny Tia Bow" from Some Odd Girl digital stamps, Hero Arts CL444 Sending Smiles (basket of flowers), CL169 SparkleClear Happy Thoughts (sentiment), versafine onyx black ink, design papers from My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose "Mabel" and DCWV "Garden Party" pads, Nestabilities Labels Four, Prismacolor pencils, EK Success flower punches, tiny buttons

16 comments:

Suzanne C said...

So adorable and sweet! Love that you picked another country's flag! How wonderful that you visited the country too!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper cuteness!!!!!

Nancy said...

I love your clever take on this challenge, Lin! I also have fond memories of traveling with my son's to their soccer tournaments, just one more thing we have in common.
There's so much adorable-ness and charm in your card, love it!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh how precious, Lin! Love your take on the colors and the flag!

Judy1223 said...

Aruba's flag is so pretty! (Figures, right? I mean, isn't Aruba pretty?) I love your take on the flag colors...so cute! Your wonderful quilting skills are shining through ...I love your patterned paper background!

Virginia Lu said...

How CUTE!! You are definitely EXPANDING your style!! Love the Aruba-inspired card! And I love the new blog look! so fresh and summery!

Barb said...

wonderful take on the challenge, Lin! Love the way you've used the pretty papers and that image is darling!

Dawn said...

Cleverly done Lin. Great idea to chose something a bit different.

Anonymous said...

Fun card Lin! Those colours are so fresh and happy - I think if I were designing a flag I would pick something like those ;)
Rx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Super cute--I love those background papers! And your coloring is AMAZING!

lynn said...

i hope this isn't a dup, lin, blogger is giving me fits:) love how you chose the pretty color combo and the cute basket of flowers!

Robin K. said...

Love the angle you took on the colors Lin! My dh and I went to Aruba in 2006 and I think that was the most relaxing vacation we've ever been on! Your card is really sweet!

Cathy A said...

Aruba, definitely works for this! Lovely card Lin

Maureen Morton said...

Really sweet, Lin - I love the color inspiration. Great mix of papers with the flowers! You are so amazing!

Brenda said...

She is a cutie and I love your colouring!

donna mikasa said...

So cute, Lin! Love how you pulled the colors from Aruba's flag!