When I hear the word patriotic, I immediately think of the USA. They REALLY celebrate their nation's birthday and make a huge party out of it. I am Canadian and very proud of that. Canadians tend to take a more laid back approach and sometimes I wish they'd show their pride a little more. I try to buy Canadian and support Canadian artists and local businesses when ever possible. I've even tried (unsuccessfully) to throw Canada Day parties... Oh well! Thanks Priyanka for a chance to show how proud we are of our countries!
The My Heart Pieces challenge this week is Patriotic. So I chose 'Rajrupa'. This lady reminds me of my godchild when she dressed in her native country's outfit for Ukrainian dancing. Canada was founded by many different immigrants and this is a nod to that. We also have two official languages, French and English, and the 'Mon Ami' is a nod to that. Of course I used the maple leaf where ever I could! :)
The image was printed to 4x6" and coloured with watercolour crayons and a water pen. I cut her out and added a cut out Canadian flag I stamped from an old Stampin' Up! set. The card base is an 8.5x11" piece of Duplex cardstock folded in half for a 5x5 x8.5" sized card. I matted a 5x8" piece of printed paper from a Canadian pack from Michaels with a piece of white shimmer paper, punched in the corners with a maple leaf corner punch by McGill. The ceramic 'Mon Ami' is by 7Gypsies. And Voila! a patriotic Canadian card! Hope you like it! Where are you from? What makes you proud of your country?