Thursday, 5 July 2012

Patriotic Show your Flag Hop

Welcome to the Crafting By Designs Blog Hop! We are celebrating our 1st Birthday!

Our theme is Patriotic / the colours of your flag.

If you arrived here from the talented Tammy Smith’s Blog, you are still on course. If not, you might want to start from the beginning at my friend Doris’s Blog.

At Crafting By Designs we have members from all over the world and this gave all of us a chance to show off our national flags and cities or countries and be patriotic.

I live in the most beautiful city, Cape Town, on the tip of Africa, in Sunny, Friendly South Africa.

Our flag is quite unique, since it is the only National flag that has 6 colours in its main design. So I have a wonderful palette of 6 colours to play with: Blue Black, Chilli Red, Gold Yellow, Spectrum Green, National Flag White & National Flag Blue. Read a bit more here and here.

Our Democracy is 18 years old this year, and for my creation, I chose Katniss Girl on Fire from Sassy Studio Designs to showcase the colours of my flag: I chose the red, gold, black & white. It shows youth and vibrancy, and also the preciousness of our cultures & peoples. (my interpretation)

Thanks that I could entertain you for a minute or 2. Hope you enjoyed the visit and will pop in again!

I would also like to invite you to visit Crafting by Designs once you have completed the Blog Hop, and if you like what you see, do consider joining us. We have regular challenges, loads of inspiration from the Design Team and the other members.The best part is the friendship and fun we share. Hope that we'll see you there too!

Your next stop will be the fabulous blog of:Tammy Martinez.

PS. My niece lent me her 'Hunger Games' book - I'll start reading it this weekend! :)


Sharon said...

Rene you do have a beautiful flag to create from!! Love Katniss (one of my favourite characters!!!) A great Card - think I will join the hop & visit Crafting by Designs!!!

Cindy said...

Thank you so much for the great post explaining the colors! A great card, too! :o)

Margaret said...

Beautiful card. Love the coloring.

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Hello Rene,
What a great card. I love Katniss. She just seems to have so much attitude.

Renee said...

I love your card Rene! Katniss was such an amazing character in Hunger Games...loved those books!

Julia said...

Rene, This is a gorgeous card! Love how you used the colors of your flag.

Tammart Designs said...

Rene your work is a beautiful piece of art! Thank you for enlightening us on the color of your National Flag

ThePurplePlace said...

Congratulations on being part of CBD for this wonderful first year!! It's a joy to see new flags from all over the world!!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Rene what a wonderful way to show off all the colors of the lovely flag of South Africa! Your project is just gorgeous and that is exactly how I picture Katniss from the book :) Thanks for hopping with us and sharing your wonderful creativity! Hugs, Doris

{Chrissie} said...

Hi my friend! I LOVE your interpretation - amazing job!!! You're so incredibly creative!!!!