To celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week here in the USA and of course the Holidays to come I decided to try something a bit different with my Sweet Pea Stamp this week. I wanted to enter a couple of challenges that needed paper piecing and the thought never crossed my mind to paper piece on of these stamps until Sweet Pea Stampers had that as their challenge. This also fit perfectly into Flutter By Wednesday's since they also wanted paper piecing. Now my family is a Military family, my father was retired Navy, my daughter served on the USS John Young for 8 years and my son served on the USS Cole for 4 years. I am so very proud of all of them and know that our FREEDOM is not FREE! This is what brought me to making this kind of card.
I used my new Sweet Pea image called ©ching-chou kuiks Fly Butterfly. I paper pieced her dress with a scrap of paper I had and the two suns or moons behind her with another scrap I found. The rest I colored with my copics. Her wings were given a dusting of stickles and then the red was colored on with ruby red liquid pearls. The dots on her dress where also opal liquid pearls. She was cut out and popped up upon a background that I made with home made glimmermist in red and blue and punchenella as a screen. The flowers were from the floral department at Hobby Lobby! I found matching DP for the dress and used that as my main background. The sentiment reads" BRAVERY never goes out of fashion" I thought it fit with the image and the theme!!! I hope you all liked my tribute to the wonderful Military and all the hard work they do every day. To them I say Thank You!
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