Saturday, 30 June 2012

Best of British or Canadian thinking of Patriotic American and the French, it's all Red, White and Blue

If you are visiting the Craft Barn this week-end lookout for Di and Karen who are womaning the Tando Stand.    Lots of new goodies to see and some old favourites, Di asked us all to make up Red White and Blue themed projects for the stand.  Well this is a very special year for the Island of Great Briton with lots to celebrate.    Here are the Button Cards I've contributed.

Buttons coated with EP on plain board and board first painted with Gesso.   The Jack is Indigo Blue over a no wrinkle distress coloured card

Buttons coloured with Viva paint stamped with glue and gilding flakes applied.   This time I "drew" the Jack and coloured it with ProMarkers

Buttons covered with paper napkin.   Smaller Indigo blu Jacks coloured on the rubber with Whisper pens, masked and over stamped with a Hero Arts London Print collage stamp. 

Buttons coloured with Dye ink pads, some embossed with an embossing folder and touched with gilding wax.  That Indigo Blu Jack again (It is the best Union Jack Stamp I've seen anywhere) again with colour applied to the rubber.   Bus and Big Ben from a Papermaina 'Urban' set.

We had a host of British Red, White, and Blue challenges at the beginning of the month, now it is the season of North American Red, White, and Blue or is it French Rouge, Blanc et Bleu.   Hopefully these challenge's will not mind a British themed entry!
House of Gilli - Red, White and Blue
Paper Pretties - Red, White and Blue
Totally Stampalicious - Red, White and ?
Crafty Sentiments - Red, White and Blue
Loves Rubberstamps - Red, White and Blue
Shopping Our Stash - Red, White and Blue
Sweet Stamps - Patriotic
S J Crafts - Red, White and Blue (Celebrating GB)
Just Inspirational Challenge - The Inspiration a great photo of London Houses of P and Big Ben + A red Bus and a Red telephone box!
Inspired by Stamping - Red, White and Blue with photo inspiration of the Stars and Strips + Fabulous Blue vase and Red Anemone's on a window sill in need of a coat of paint.

Happy Canada Day (1st July), Independence Day (4th July), or Bastille Day (14th July)


  1. Those are some great cards Zoe! I love all the different finishes you did on your buttons - very cool! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  2. What a creative idea...I am always at a loss at what to do with buttons. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps with these fabulous red, white and blue creations.

  3. Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational!

  4. These are full of gorgeousness. Just love it. Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend.
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

  5. oh these are brilliant designs Hun,and just love the last one,something about buses I love,hugs Cherylxxxx

  6. Lots of fabulous patriotic make there Zoe

    Jackie x

  7. Awesome card, love all the details on your card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  8. I had a fab time and saw your creations on display :)
    Hugs from me and Karen

  9. Well you went all out here didn't you very patriotic missus, what a great selection or gorgeous true blue with a twist creations, especially love the first one but all are fabulous.


  10. Those buttons are adorable, what fun pieces, Zoe!


  11. These are great Zoe...Rule Brittania ! x

  12. We'll take RW&B any way we can get it. :) All of these cards are terrific. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  13. Fun cards Zoe! It's amazing how you managed to take one "theme" and make so many unique cards!

  14. really like your take on patriotic art

  15. Gorgeous love it.....thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments. Jo xxx

  16. wonderful work and brilliant idea
    Thanks for joining us at
    Just Inspirational challenges

  17. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck..

    Caz CS DT

  18. Wow! Each of these is so unique, and so fun. Thank you so much for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping this week. We're so happy you played!

  19. This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments.xxx

  20. great stuff!love the red London bus especially! Feeling a bit patriotic ATM....watched a load of Olympian rowers row the Gloriana down the Henley course today and Sarah and Em (Sarah's rowing partner) got their photos taken with Sir Steven Redgrave! Just hoping that he will come ToStourports regatta like last year, perhaps he could give them some tips!!!

  21. Brilliant makes! So festive and absolutely fantastic! So happy you shared these in the gallery this week at IBSIC!

  22. A great collection of cards, the button s look fab. Thank you for joining us at IBSIC. Deb xxx

  23. fabulous cards. Thank you for joining in with SJ Crafts challenge.

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