Thursday, January 31, 2013

Let Freedom Ring

      Welcome friends and happy Friday! Today Erica asked us to make something relating to freedom. We were fortunate enough to spend the 4th of July surrounded by our whole family in Williamsburg Virginia. What a memorable trip this was. This was truly a highlight of our trip to be on the common surrounded by fellow Patriots watching the fife and drum corps march by.
     I took this opportunity to do a layout of my husband and I waiting for the fireworks to begin. First thing I did was to pull out my Stand And Salute cartridge.
     I don't usually like having my picture taken however this one really wasn't too bad, lol. I knew there was a bell on this cart but I was so surprised to find a border of bells as well as a border with the words "Let Freedom Ring".
     How cool is this? I started with some gold paper and cut my border @ 1.25" 3x's. I used 2 sets for the top of my layout and one for under the pic of us waving flags.I'll explain more about the distressed bells a little later. Since I am on a mission to use up my scrap paper, I used a strip of red card stock to off set my border. The star banner is from K&Company.
     This bell border is on the same page as the previous border: page 30. I again placed 3 sets of this border (also @ 1.25") however this time I used my gypsy and welded them together. Now the fun begins. I wanted the bells to look aged so I used some alcohol inks in Ginger, Rust and Gold. I kept adding the colors until I had them aged just right. The flag circles are also from K&Company.
     The hardest part of this project was picking out the papers. I kept moving the colors around to try and achieve a more aged look.
     This is such a fabulous cartridge.It is so good whether you are scrapping your pictures, using it for classroom projects or, how about sending some cards to our military? You can find some great images HERE
 There you have my project for today. Be sure to join us tomorrow for our February 100 Cart Blog Hop. You won't want to miss some really creative projects.
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3 comments:

Robin said...

U always do such a great job on your projects!!! Love it!!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Mary your layout is Fabulous! I love how you distressed your bells. Wonderful job.

TeresaK said...

Hi Mary! You Look fabulous in that picture, as does your husband! I love your layout! The bells and the Let Freedom Ring could not be more perfect!
Hugs,
Teresa
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