Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ding Dong, Ring that Patriotic Bell!

Remember I told you in my last post I had another luminary in the works.  I had this stamp set from Flourishes called Patriotism on Parade and it has this nifty patriotic bunting in it.  I could just see this in the luminary and an idea was born.  I think I FINALLY have this die and constructing it down pat.  Takes me awhile.....what do you want for 67 years old!!!

 Anyhoo, I stamped four of the swags, colored them with copics and used a Viva pearl pen to represent the stars.  I tried coloring in the stars with the blue around them.......way too hard for this girl.  The bell in the center actually rings and I've had it in my stash forever.  The red glittered flower I just picked up in Michaels sale bin....wish they had had more!  The little doo dad on the top that sort of looks like a firework (can fireworks be single???), was on a package from some fancy schmancy place I received for Christmas many moons ago.  I saved them....YAY!

 The key on the front represents the key to freedom which belongs to us....good old fashioned Americans.  Sometimes we lose keys (you know that feeling??) but we have to do all we can to hold onto this one.  I dedicate this piece to all those military families across the country, past and present.  My thoughts are with you.

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Diane said...

Oh wow...this is really neat and creative!! You are making me want that die more and more!!! You should enter it in the new challenge at Simon Says "Work It Wednesday" on their it!!

Jenny said...

Ein schönes Werk. Gefällt mir sehr gut.Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG Jenny

Bianca said...

That´s such a fab project. The decoration is really fitting perfectly for the bell. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca