Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day!

With the upcoming Memorial Day here in the USA, I decided to honor and give thanks to all the men and women who served and protected this great country and their families, so that we can continue to enjoy all of our freedoms. It seemed so appropriate to use Artistic Outpost's "Hero" stamps in remembrance and celebration. My patriotic tag will also join in Lisa's Bloggers Challenge "Red, White and Blue."
The image and sentiment were colored with Stampin Up Markers in Not Quite Navy, Real Red and Black and stamped onto white card stock. Very lightly inked around the edges with Antique Linen and then shaded with Vintage Photo and cornered with Black Soot.
By accident I cut a leftover piece of matte photo paper for my tag and thought, "what the heck." This was inked with Fired Brick and Stormy Sky. I decided I wanted a little more of a watered effect and literally tossed a good amount of water on the tag and let it run and puddle, then lifted off the excess with a paper towel. I dried the tag and then went ahead and flicked on some smaller water drops. The interesting thing is that the flicked drops mostly accumulated in the areas that did not pool and I personally loved how it looked! The next step was to stamp the flag, which I did mask off the frame and sentiments within.
Well I do thank you for visiting today. For those in the US, have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend and a happy weekend to everyone!


17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, love the background too, and it is so right to honour all those who gave their health and lives for our freedom. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Krisha said...

Hi Terry, saw this on FB and had to come over and tell you how
much I really like this tag.
Hope you have a great weekend. We are heading to Paso Robles for three days. Wine country here we come....LOL

Redanne said...

Your tag is beautiful Terry and this is such a wonderful way to honour the men and women of your country.

It is a holiday weekend here in the UK too, hope yours is a good one! Hugs, Anne xx

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful and patriotic all at once. Wishing you and yours a beautiful weekend on Memorial Day.

Beth said...

Beautiful my friend and such a wonderful tribute to all our military past and present.
Hugs.

Sharon said...

Wow stunning Terry - perfect for the upcoming holiday in the US. Colours are great and love the vintage style soldier stamp. So effective and inspiring as always!

Jac Desordre said...

fab this is, its Holidays here In the UK as well, big thumbs up to all who served and continue to serve x

Pam said...

A perfect Memorial tag Terry! Love that background too!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful tag Terry, and how perfect for the holiday weekend! hugs :)

Shari Trumbull said...

Beautiful tag, Terry!! God Bless our Troops and America!! XOXO-Shari

Juliz Design Post said...

What a wonderful tribute tag Terry with an amazing background.
Julie x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great tag for the heroes Terry!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Julia Aston said...

What a great patriotic tag Terry! love the splattered background and the wonderful images you used! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Julia xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful tag Terry, perfect images for Memorial day! Love the background too, great effects on the photo paper. Have a great holiday weekend!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous tag my friend, I hope you have enjoyed the long weekend. xxxx

Lynn Price said...

Love your background, Terry!! Wonderful card for this holiday.... hope you had a good one! xx Lynn

butterfly said...

What a splendid patriotic tag, Terry - the inky effects in the background are great (very cool to hear about the effect of the matte photo paper on the technique) and I love how you've used the Hero stamps.
Alison xx

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