For the challenge I got to work with this wonderful design from DigiDarla - called Cheery Cheerleader
Considering the time of year she just cried out to be coloured in red white and blue.
I used Spetrum Noir pens as follows
Hair TN 4 TN6 and GB7
Skin FS2 FS3 TN2 and PP1
Outfit and Pompoms
CR8,CR10 and DR1
TB2,TB3, and TB4
IB-1 to highlight the white bits
I then added stickles iridescent glitter over her T shirt and shoes and the white areas of the pompoms to add a bit of sparkle.
I love circular easel cards and all the base shapes were cut using an x-cut circle cutter in different sizes.
The backing papers are a combination of papers from my stash and some from a black and white folder on the Ooh La La Femme Fatale CD that have just had the red or blue boosted in MCS before printing off.
I cut some triangles from scraps of paper t make the bunting which was then just stuck down on the background and tiny little star gems were added at the corners of the pieces.
I added a rose from my stash that had been glittered with ultra-fine glitter and then hand rolled some roses from red polka dot paper. I added some ribbon and some leaves. The finishing touches were the gems which I have had in my stash for as long as I can remember.
The sentiments were computer generated and cut using inverted scalloped circle and plain circle dies from nestabilities.
So all that remains is to wish All of my American friends a Happy 4th of July.
I am entering this card into the following challenges.
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - use bling - The stars and the glitter
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - red white and blue
http://www.digidarlas.blogspot.co.uk/ - Red White and Blue
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.uk/ - Fun with flowers
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.co.uk/ - Let Freedom Ring any project to celebrate 4th of July
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ - show us some texture - Ribbon and stickles
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.co.uk/ - Red White and Blue
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Flowers
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - use stripes
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://happycamperscc.blogspot.co.uk - Bling The stars and the glitter
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ - Stars and Stripes
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Bling