At One-Layer Simplicity the challenge is called "Wave the Flag". Now it is always important to pay attention to details - something I did NOT do in this challenge. The actual challenge is to use your country's flag for inspiration. I saw Ardyth's post and how she used the Japanese flag and Canadian flag for her awesome cards. And an inspiration hit me!
I've been playing with some sea / maritime stamp sets. And one of the sets has a string of maritime flags. So I did some research to see what the flags mean. Most of them mean some kind of distress. Not what I was looking for. So I looked on and found that some pennant flags represent numbers. So the top flag represents "5" and the bottom flag represents "0" for my sister's 50th birthday!
Editied to add: I used a stamp from CASual Fridays "WTF" set - to put the border of 50 * 50 - just to give a bit of meaning to the flags for most of us who don't know what they mean. I like this better.
Paper Trey Ink's July Blog Hop Challenge has this inspiration photo:
The pennants are actually "rays" from a PTI set called Hello Sunshine. I just selectively inked them. The sentiment is also from PTI. The "rope" is from a Stampin Up set.
Pennants seem to be back. At Time Out Challenges we are to use this photo for inspiration I think the pennants qualify :)
I am also including this in the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge which is "At the Beach". While I am making this for my sister, I do think the colors will work for a guy. And if you have a sailor in your family, this will really work for him (or her). And you can do it with any set of numbers -- you'll just need to be creative.
I am also linking this to Art Impressions (Ai) - Big Birthdays . I need to look through my stash for one of their images - they are fabulous - and very funny sentiments that go with the images too!
Red Rubber Inspiration is "By the Sea" .
Addicted to Stamps challenge is to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card.
Brown Sugar has a "Sea and Sand" challenge.
And lastly, I'll add this to Seize the Birthday "Stringing Along More Birthday Wishes" . I didn't use real string, but there is a rope in the design.
Well that is about all for now. Thanks so much for looking. I hope you are enjoying your summer!