Monday, June 18, 2012

Are You Patriotic?

Patriotic Mail Art
(cut and paste postcard using Hidden Vintage Studios kit "The Patriots")

For the first time in my life I´ve created a lot of patriotic artwork - and I must say this has been much easier with kits that are celebrating a different nation ... I don´t think I´d had any fun playing with a black, red, and golden kit as German nationalism still seems to be not political correct - at least in my eyes. In fact I don´t like nationalism for any country. Nevertheless, I´ve had fun with this challenge of creating artwork with not only one but three patriotic kits which are new at Deviant Scrap today: The Patriots by Hidden Vintage Studios, Red White and Blue by Finecrafted Designs, and Day of Independence by Rucola Designs.
As always, the Hidden Vintage Studios kit comes with png as well as jpg files, so you´re able to make some cut and paste art with the collage sheets like the mail art postcard on top - I`ve used a lot of cancelled postage stamps from my collection here as well as a few rubber stamps.
Many thanks to Evelyn and Ildi for giving us their kits to play with them!

 Celebrate
(using Hidden Vintage Studios kit "The Patriots" and Finecrafted Designs kit "Red White and Blue")

The Parade
 (using Hidden Vintage Studios kit "The Patriots" and Finecrafted Designs kit "Red White and Blue" plus images by Tumble Fish Studio)

Liberty and Freedom
(using Rucola Designs kit "Day of Independence")

5 comments:

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic! Well done,Marion!

Ulrike said...

Großartige Werke, liebe Marion, wobei mir die erste Briefmarkenkarte und auch die liberty/freedom besonders gut gefallen. Kann es sein, dass ich mir die durchscheinende Ironie darin nicht nur einbilde???? Herrlich!
Ulrike

Marilyn Rock said...

Just fabulous Marion - such depth and meaning! Also; your blog banners are unlike anyone else - love 'em! xxoo

Kitten said...

Hey Marion...
I love your patriotic artwork. Your style is amazing...always so beautifully composed with just the right touches. I'll have to get some cancelled US postage stamps in the mail to you soon.
xo
Debbie
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~*~Patty S said...

Dear Marion ~ you captured the heart and essence of US patriotism beautifully in what you've created here!
Bravo!
oxo