Friday, May 4, 2018

Run for the Roses - Kentucky Derby Inspired

Hello and thanks for stopping by!  I was challenged to come up with a card with a Kentucky Derby theme as a sample for this week’s Free for All Challenge, which begins today.  Well, I don’t have any horse images, and not many to represent the stylish clothes or hats.  So I went off in search of what else goes with the derby.  Beverages would have been a good choice, but I was inspired by the Kentucky Derby logo and flag.

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They have a stylized red rose and many of them had a sort of harlequin design diamonds on them.

I stamped the diamonds in the background and created a flag using a die cut.  My roses were stamped, quickly colored and then fussy cut and arranged on my flag.  I used matting in black and red, which were both colors I saw in a lot of the derby images.  

Supplies: Gina K Better with You stamps set, Memento and Versafine Black inks, Gina K Innocent Pink and Applemint ink, Hero Arts Harlequin Pattern stamp, Spellbinders Labels  Four dies, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

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Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, what a beautiful card, love the stamped harlequin background and the pretty roses on the fancy die cut shape. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Mac Mable said...

Such a creative interpretation of the challenge and so clever. The stylised roses look fabulous and love the die cut as the flag...great card x

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous take on that flag! Love the soft diamonds in the background and the sweet rose.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous and a great take on the flag too! I love the pretty background and it makes those roses really pop!

Conniecrafter said...

very creative with what you came up with, love the flowers and the neat background, the black matting is a good touch too!

Beth Norman said...

Love your checkered background. You're flowers are so perfect too. Great job with the challenge.

Bev Polen said...

Heidi, there are so many beautiful elements to this card! Great job responding to the challenge!