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Monday, February 9, 2015

Wattl'it be then?

I made this card for the Winners Post at Unstampabelles, and I am quite chuffed about it because it is almost one of the only ones I planned in my head that looks a bit like my plan! They usually turn out to be a real dog's body!

The current February challenge is to make something that represents a National Symbol and uses the colours of the flag of your country! So, I used the internet to look at the various National Symbols for Australia and found this

Wattle Sprigs!

Always the symbol of Spring in the middle of the coldest part of winter, and always making me smile (and sneeze!)

Then I though of the twist - and immediately this came to mind

The boxing kangaroo is the unofficial sporting flag of Australia and can be easily purchased everywhere, especially when there is an international sporting event on involving us Aussies!

So, I made this using a new die I had recently purchased
made by Die-Versions (Sweet Frames)

I was so happy with the result 

A Cheery Lyn leaf flourish, and then some gold Pearl dots and a bit of bling - if you look at the painting of the wattle in the Coat of Arms, it has little blue bits in it, and that's what gave me the idea! Of course, I took a bit of poetic licence as well!

I used SU card  - Hello Honey and Gumball Green - and a commercial card blank from Regal Press

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Sunday CAS Challenge at the Outlaws - you need to be a member to log in
Southern Girls: sparkle and shine (from the gold and the bling)


CG said...

Stunning! It all came together so well. Best, CG

Anonymous said...

Well done. It is a stunning card. Very satisfying when they look like they do in your head. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

Merry said...

That is a beautiful card Susan, love how you created the wattle.

Tracey Fehr said...

Beautiful card, Susan!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the way you used the pearl dots so creatively!
Dr Sonia
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