Monday, July 21, 2014

Maritime Birthday & PTI July Blog Hop


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!

18 comments:

  1. Love those flats, they're really striking. Great CAS card, thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at ATSM, Anita x

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  2. What a clever way to keep that big 50 off the card to your Sis!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

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  3. I love how simple, yet bold this is. Thanks for playing in the Art Impressions challenge this week. ~Renee

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  4. Very striking card....love the design and bright colors. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  5. Clever way to represent 50 on your card, and I love those bright flags! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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  6. Nicely done! I love the flags and how they represent 50! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #129

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  7. Such a clever card! I'm so glad you joined us at Seize The Birthday. :)

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  8. A clever idea very, beautifully executed and it was indeed inspired by flags (just not your country's flag!)

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  9. Love this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

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  10. lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week hope to see you back soon Rachel dt

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  11. How fun, Carol ... such a clever idea to 'translate' the meaning of these fabulous vibrant flags! Anita :)

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  12. Nice work...would be a great masculine card!

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  13. Way too clever! Darling card! Can't believe how you hit all those challenges!

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  14. Great way to combine the challenges. Love the inking on your banners. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  15. Very cool card! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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