Freedom is not Free



This was done for Isabella's Challenge #9, "Patriotic Colors" and Stamp Simply #141 Flying High and Proud Color Challenge. I felt very strongly about making it a tribute to our fallen soldiers. Technically, this was another difficult one for me. Pencils are very difficut to blend in large areas. Maybe, I should have tried water colors. Hopefully, Santa will bring me some really good markers! Thanks to Isabella's Challenge I won the images for this one.

14 comments:

  1. Firstly, congratulations on winning the Isabella Challenge. Your card is very appropriate for the occasion. Thanks for taking part again. Well done!

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  2. Like you, I sometimes find pencils hard to blend in large areas but you have made a beautiful job of this. I also feel that our cards are handmade and if I have a flaw or two, so what. Getting one of our cards is more special than getting a commercially printed, perfect looking card that many other people are also getting. Your sentiment says it all and reminds us what Memorial Day is supposed to mean. Thanks for joining us again at Isabella's - we love having you.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  3. This is beautiful ... and so deeply meaningful.

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Flying High and Proud" challenge!

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  4. I think you've done a fabulous job with your shading, your card is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's, hope to see you again next week. Sue C x

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  5. Diane , you've done a great job with this! Nothing wrong with your colouring.
    Congrats also on winning last week. Thanks for joining us again at Isabellas! Viv x

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  6. Hi Diane, this image just gives me goose bumps and you did a nice job with the coloring. I also love that phrase "Freedom is not free" How true! Thanks for playing along this week at Isabella's Sketchbook!

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  7. This is wonderful! I love how you popped up the main image. I think you did an awesome job on the coloring! So happy to have you with us again this week at Isabella's Sketchbook challenge!!

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  8. Your beautiful card brought tears to my eyes...it certainly inspires us to be good stewards of the freedoms they have defended and preserved through their sacrifice.

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  9. What great images on this patriotic card - very inspiring and mindful of the great sacrifice many soldiers have made for us.

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  10. This is a **beautiful** card! I love what you chose to highlight here (it's one of our family's favourite sayings to remember!) Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  11. What an appropriate and beautiful card - your colouring is great and I love the sentiment. The way that you've popped the main image gives this real depth. Thank you for joining us at Isabella's this week.
    Hugs
    xx

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  12. oh my goodness, I think this is just beautiful! you have done a lovely job with your new digis! :) so happy you have joined us at Isabella's again.

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  13. Wonderful image, beautiful colours, creative design ... what can I say - it's super-fabulous!
    Thank you for playing at Isabella's this week!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  14. OMGoodness this is such a stunning card! I love how you colored the cross and having the flag in the BG is perfect! Thank you for sharing this piece of art with us at Isabella's.

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