Wednesday, 24 July 2013

4th of July

4th of July was the theme for this month's quintiles - as usual, the one you think will be so easy turns out to be anything but!
My first thought was to do a scrapbook-type page using a photo of son in his American Football gear with a stars n stripes background - after hours spent trawling computer files, came to sad conclusion that it was one of the photos lost when a hard drive failed some time ago (not only that drive, but the backup failed too.....)
I couldn't get any vague ideas using said stars n stripes to work, then I found the file box with the Choc Baroque townhouses and cottages sets of stamps, which had seen vary little use so far. Some of the buildings looked vaguely American to me, so decided to use them. I brushed distress inks in shabby shutters and broken china over the edges of the card first, then stamped the houses and trees. Everything was coloured with inktense pencils, and a banner added with foam pads - pennants were just strips of card cut into rough triangles. White card with red promarker stripes and blue card with white stars drawn on with gel pen.
Sentiment is from SU, and believe me I held my breathe when I stamped it !
Tiles now in the post to Margaret - all I need to catch up with now is the ATC swap..............


  1. Great quintiles Vronnie glad you came up with something in the end

    Jackie x

  2. You got there in the end and yes those houses do look American and the bunting just finishes them off nicely.

  3. Lovely quintiles,your houses look fine and dandy and your blunting looks great.
    Hugs x ChrisB

  4. Brilliant idea - those houses are definitely Colonial in style as far as I'm concerned.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. I've always thought these houses have an American look to them too and you've certainly put them to good use here. Excellent results for your quintiles Veronica and a couple of people are going to love those in their collection.

    Lesley Xx


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