Monday, 6 July 2015

Those London dies again....

Last weekend saw the 4th of July, US Independence day, so lots of current craft challenges have the theme "Red, white and blue" or "Patriotic". Now, being British, I don't really have anything to celebrate on the 4th of July (in fact according to the history books, quite the opposite!) but our own national colours are also red, white and blue, and with our latest little princess having been christened this weekend and some of our sporting heroes doing pretty well at the moment, we've got lots to feel patriotic about!

I seldom go for more than a few weeks without using my Docrafts Create-a-Scene London skyline dies, and here they are yet again. This time I wanted to keep my card very CAS, so I just used a single layer, with the Big Ben clock tower cut in white linen card and stuck to a blue background, with a single red double-decker bus in the foreground. All cut, of course, from snippets!

I mounted the whole panel on an A5 white card, with co-ordinating dots of red, white and blue Candi to balance the design. (Yes, that blue really is exactly the same shade as the background card, never believe anybody who tries to tell you the camera never lies. Mine's a right old fibber!)

The image panel seemed to merge into the background a bit, so I drew a line around it with a blue gel pen to help to define it a bit better.

I'm sharing this with:

Addicted to CAS - Patriotic
Crafty Creations Challenges - Red, White and Blue
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 184
Less is More - Red, White and Blue


Pia S said...

Very cool and British patriotic!

Di said...

Great card Jane - and so good to see someone waving the flag for us :)


Di xx

Liz said...

This is so striking, Jane, and very patriotic! My camera lies too, not only with the colours, but distorting the card when I KNOW things are straight! xx

Ceal said...

love your London dies :) great card! thanks for playing with us at ATCAS!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I'm an Anglofile so I love anything British; tea, BBC productions,'s a very striking card with iconic details. The colours are beautiful. My camera doesn't like to work with colours either, it dislikes pink and dark green.

Have a wonderful week, sweetie!

Love and hugs

Kathyk said...

I am LOVING this card


Sazzle Dazzle said...

CAS-tastic and AWESOME Jane, love it.
Great use of dies and a brilliant scene.
Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATCAS & Less is More.
Sarah x

Linby said...

Fab card Jane - caught my eye immediately because unlike you my dies have not left the packaging yet - one day!
Lynn x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So cute - love your little London scene!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Saw your eye-catching card in the LIM gallery and had to pop over and say what a great London scene - a great patriotic card!

OH Babs said...

The London die cuts are terrific - a great card.

Scrapmate said...

I love the die-cuts you've used here.

Bonnie said...

What a great way to use red, white and blue!

Neets B said...

Fabulous and so great to see a British red, white and blue card! That London bus is such an iconic symbol, love it!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Anne said...

Striking, fun and a very British card Jane :)
Thanks for joining us this week
Less is More

scrappymo! said...

Love this red, white and blue British card. So cheerful and fun!

anja curvers said...

Wow great way to use those colors. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

Jaydee said...

Love that die! Really creative way to use the colors and wonder CAS design. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week