Fly the flag

This is an unusual birthday card, for me. Unlike in some countries, we don’t  really feature our flag creatively. It’s only since the 2012 Olympics that we’ve seen items decorated with the Union flag or its colours, and since the Rio Olympics that’s died down a lot. I hope this isn’t disrespectful – it is supposed to represent pride in a creative way!

flag birthday

This is all watercolouring and a Uniko sentiment. It doesn’t look as crooked in real life, honestly…

I was inspired by the Fusion inspiration picture which not only has the colours but the actual flag decorating the jars: though I picked my own flag to play with and we don’t celebrate the 4th July.  So I’m entering this there.

Also in the Less is More challenge #335 to use the colours of one’s flag. I have to credit design team member Esther’s card for inspiring my layout.

And Seize the Birthday’s Anything Goes Challenge.

A haiku for this card:

I’m happy where I live
Beautiful spaces, good people
…a community

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. susan
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 18:48:59

    Love this…what a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  2. Sharon
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 18:57:14

    What an ingenious way to incorporate both the actual flag shape and the colours too. Love how this has such a fluid and arty feel. Thank you so much for popping this in at Less is More

  3. Kathyk
    Jul 03, 2017 @ 12:33:50

    Such a funky card and colours – great for the LIM challenge

    Kathyk

  4. Esther
    Jul 03, 2017 @ 17:30:29

    This is super! Really cool and artistic. I love that you’ve done the flag shape, and the loose colouring is a fab effect Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More 🙂

  5. TaeEun
    Jul 04, 2017 @ 02:39:25

    A very beautiful and creative way to show the pride! It is such a unique birthday card! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Tenia Nelson
    Jul 04, 2017 @ 16:59:59

    So so cool!!!

  7. Izzy Scrap
    Jul 04, 2017 @ 17:32:22

    WOW ! This is amazing ! Love your loose watercoloring and what a great and creative idea to represent the flag ! A fabulous take on our challenge. Love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  8. Michelle W
    Jul 05, 2017 @ 09:15:32

    What a creative representation of the Union Jack! Very cool! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  9. Karren
    Jul 06, 2017 @ 03:09:36

    Your watercoloured flag is beautiful! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.