Happy 4th of July!
The holiday to celebrate FREEDOM!
And, for me, giving thanks for that freedom.
To celebrate, I sat down in my art room this morning and created a little symbol of the holiday. The early morning sun was shining in my window, and I worked quietly as others in my home were still resting (the early bird having woken me at 6:30am!).
Here is my little Freedom Flag...
I created it using copy of a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence for the flag.
I didn't have small enough letters, so I stamped my own using a Martha Stewart stamp set, I also used diamond glaze and some fine white glitter on them.
I then fan folded a strip of 1'' by 8 1/2'' paper, then pulled it into a round and glued it to the paper card stock circle.
I inked all the light colored papers with a brown ink pad.
I cut out red card stock a little larger than the printed flags, and pinked the edges. Then I glued a small ruffle of crepe paper at the top before sewing the front to back with red thread on baste.
After stitching the two sides together, I used fabric glue to glue on the red rickrack. I did try sewing it, but it is so tiny and narrow that I couldn't get it to hold still long enough!
Next I glued on the paper ruff all decked out with the circle and letter, added a blue star at the base and it was done. Yay!
Here is a copy of the page I created for the flags and the circles, just in case any of you would like to make your own little Freedom Flag. Just click on it to enlarge and then right click and do a "save as" to your own computer.
Have a fabulous 4th!