Old Glory and the WCC03 – Sketch

This weeks Watercooler Challenge with its sketch came just in time to help me celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July.

Watercooler Challenge :  WCC03

Here’s the sketch we are working with.  To see the teams excellent samples and other online contributions you can click here or on the sketch.

And here’s my interpretation:

A Folk Art impressionistic version of Old Glory I guess you could say.   With Fourth of July this Friday  it seemed appropriate.


WCC03 Challenge - Old Glory - June 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit & Work of Art stamp set.  Designed by Jean Fitch

In the sketch the bow element was over a skosh but with such a large bow that was a tiny tad tricky so I went for the element rather than the exact placement.  Are you wondering where that Gold (Old Glory has to have gold right?) Twine came from…is it still Stampin’ Up product?   You betcha.   It’s the remaining thread from the Gold Sequin Trim once I slid a large number of sequins off to use individually.   This folk design, impressionistic flag just called out for a bit of gold to replicate the fringe you see on very fancy silk flags.

Then of course I couldn’t help retweaking  just a bit so I added a greeting.  Not sure if that’s allowed with the challenge or if that greeting constitutes another element.  Still new to the challenge scene.  And still learning the rules.

Here’s the tweaked version:

WCC03 Challenge - Old Glory Revised - June 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit & Work of Art stamp set.  Designed by Jean Fitch

I’m curious what you all think…did the second violate the sketch or not?  Which do you prefer.

Here’s the supply list:

Stamps:  Work of Art

Paper: Real Red,  Whisper White Cardstock, Paper Pumpkin June 2014 kit papers.

Ink: Night of Navy

Other: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlit die (star element), Basic Jewel Rhinestones, glue dots, dimensionals.  Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips.  Postage Punch for the tweaked version.  Gold Twine from the Sequin Trim.

My thanks to the Watercooler Challenge team for yet another fun and interesting challenge.   And a reminder that there is another Wacky Watercooler blog hop coming soon.  Save the date: July 17-19

I don’t know about you but summer temps (104º and 80% humidity) are doing a number on my creativity so a blog hop with fun and inspiring projects may be just the thing.   Here’s hoping the fireworks on the 4th break the heat wave!

Hugs and Blessings going out to you all…until next time.

Jean Fitch in pink



7 Responses

  1. Jean, I really like both cards but probably like the second just a bit more. I guess I just like cards with sentiments. Either one would easily have been appropriate for the challenge. The colours really pop and are perfect for your upcoming July 4th celebrations.

  2. I love how you did this. Personally i like the first one, more balanced for me! But both work! Hope it cools off for you!

  3. great job Jean, and thank you for participating in the challenge!!

  4. LOVE your cards, Jean! One of my favorite patriotic cards I’ve seen 🙂

  5. Very cool folksy rendition of our flag.

  6. Love you card, Jean!! I vote for the second – but I like things that are unbalanced. (Look at my friends, and you’ll see why!!)

  7. great cards Jean. I love the different ways to use Work of Art!

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