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Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hello readers.  I love design challenges and today I am sharing my Lady Liberty Fourth of July post with NO red, white or blue!

Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body is hosting a Summer Blog hop and until July 4th you can see more than 30 bloggers 'non traditional colors' projects.  Be sure to read to the bottom where you can see all the first week projects and believe me, they are amazing.  We also are hosting a Target giveaway, so don't forget to enter that as well.

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

Supplies:
Three shades of orange acrylic paint
Sponge Brush
Adhesive Vinyl + Silhouette printer

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

For only $0.99 I downloaded the Statue of Libery's silhouette from Silhouette's online store.  I then cut it out using my machine.  I removed Lady Liberty and attached the contact paper to transfer it over to the burlap.

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

While in the Silhouette software, I drew by hand the starburst around the perimeter.  Since I was going to be sponge painting in the negative space, I removed the actual stickers and left the rest on my canvas.

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

I wanted to do an ombre effect with Lady Liberty.  So, starting at the bottom, I applied my darkest orange color.  Then I opened a mixed in my medium peachy orange color.  That went next and then just the straight peach color.  And so on...

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

Here are the colors I ended up using.

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

I also added gold and tapered it out.

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

And there She is, all completed!  Fourth of July without a speck of red, white or blue!

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

Lady Liberty, Summer Blog Hop - Delineate Your Dwelling #July4th #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty

Now, before you head out, be sure to check out the AMAZING projects that were shared last week AND be sure to enter for your chance to win a $310 Target Gift Card by using the Rafflecopter at the end of the post!

I'm away at Alt Summit right now but you can follow my activities on Instagram!

MUST PIN!  Amazing patriotic project ideas that DON'T use the traditional colors!  Very creative!


13 comments:

  1. Lady Liberty looks fabulous.

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  2. Pretty much I love everything about this :) nice job!

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  3. This is so cute, Amy! Love the colors you used. This challenge is so fun!

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  4. Love this! Great non-traditional colors. It's summery and 4th of July without being over the top - great job :)

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  5. Yay for something other than red, white and blue. Beautiful!

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  6. I love the orange! Every time I read a post like this I think about selling my cricut and getting a silhouette instead. Love the idea ya'll are doing for non traditional colors...I love some red white and blue but some of these ideas could be up year round :)

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  7. Love, love love this! Great job.

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  8. This came out gorgeous! Love the colors!

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  9. Whoa! I am loving these colors! Nouveau Patriotic, so chic. xoxo

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