HSS Challenge #68

Heellllloooo! It's been a while for a posting and I so apologize. I have been extremely busy painting our home. We bought a foreclosure at the end of last year and with that said, there were 20+ holes in the walls that my husband had to repair, so I've been painting the rooms slowly, one by one. I am going to try to get pictures taken tomorrow of the rooms I've completed and share them. I've taken a break tonight though to bring you the latest challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments .
I am so grateful for the men and women who have served (like my father), who are currently serving (like my brother), and most importantly those who did not return home from serving for us. For this weeks card I pulled one of my FAVORITES out. This set The Free and the Brave has retired but I could never part with it because the image is so striking. I haven't seen a recent patriotic set I liked as much.

I started with a Night of Navy base. The image is stamped in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White and layered onto Real Red. I used Watercolor pencils to color the image and went over it with my Blender Pen to soften it a bit. The stars were stamped in Night of Navy ink and covered with Champagne Glass Glitter. A Real Red Grosgrain ribbon finished the card off.
Come join us this week and honor those who have served and are serving our country.

Paper: Night of Navy {100867}, Real Red {102482}, Whisper White {100730}
Ink: Night of Navy {102977}, Basic Black {101179}
Stamps: The Free and the Brave {retired}
Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive {110755}, Watercolor Pencils {101879}, Aqua Painter {103954}
Embellishments: Champagne Glass Glitter {120997}, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon {109052}


The Mama Monkey said...

Sounds like fun around the house! That would be a LOT of holes! So glad you are on the final stretch...

This is a great card! One of my favorite military sets as well. :)

Anne Marie said...

I can see why you wouldn't want to part with that stamp. The image is awesome! I just love how you used the glass glitter on the stars, too. Sounds like you have been VERY busy working on the house. It's a big project but I'm sure you will enjoy it so much when it is finished! :)