This week's House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is a color challenge - red, white and blue. For the layout I used this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch.
Since red, white and blue are the colors of the U.S. flag, I usually think of a patriotic theme for those colors. Since I don't have any House Mouse stamps or images in that theme, I had to come up with something else. I chose this cute Gruffies image, which I received in an image swap. The bear putting on the sun screen is supposed to be the Panda (sorry I don't know their names :), but I colored him like a regular bear. Instead of using designer paper, I embossed one end of the red cardstock with Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder.
This week's CPS sketch is shown below. I rotated it to fit the image. For the circular elements I used punched circles and stamped some beach-y words on them. They looked a little plain so I made them into little tags. I also rotated the image slightly to give it a little more interest.
Stamps: Gruffies Beach Time Fun (Stampabilities); word stamps (Club Scrap)
Ink: Warm Red and French Blue Chalk Inks (Colorbox)
Paper: white cardstock (Georgia Pacific); red and blue cardstock (DCWV)
Embellishments: circle punch (Creative Memories); corner rounder punch; Spots and Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ribbon (unknown)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 4" x 9"