Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the blog having fun with the Canada 150 logo. Did you know that the super cute Canada 150 logo is available for you to download? There are so many imaginative ways for us to use it.
A quick search on Pinterest revealed that quilters have taken up the challenge but I haven’t seen many paper crafters doing anything imaginative with this inspirational design. (Except of course, Tracy’s McLennon’s coloring page that’s available free on our website!) – CLICK HERE to get Tracy’s colouring page.
The logo was created by Arian, Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario. According to the website “The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points—in total representing the 13 provinces and territories.”
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I took the logo and put my supply stash to work. I love each and every one of my flags. I had fun…with flags. Sheldon Copper (Big Bang) would be proud.
Here are a few of my projects.
Here I have paper-pieced a scrapbook page. I pulled the logo into my cutting system software and traced around it to create a cut file. Then I filled the empty spaces with piece of lovely summery paper from Simple Stories. I just layered on embellishments to finish off this fun page.
Kerry created this layout using the Simple Stories Summer Days Collection.
Add colour to the logo using Chameleon Color Tone pens.
I stippled and layered three different Chameleon colors in each space on the logo. I think it looks like a stained glass window. I think stippling with Chameleons is my favourite technique.
Create a Traditional watercolour effect.
This was the project that got this flag thing started. I layered on my Kuretake Gansi Tambi water colors in the diamond spaces and then spattered the whole thing with the Kuretake gold and white paints. My husband thinks I should laminate it and put it in my Canada 150 Flower pot. (It’s the pot filled with red and white flowers on my doorstep.) Create a watercolor puddle like effect using Tombow Dual Brush Pens
I layered on the ink from 2 different Tombow markers in each space and then used water to activate the ink. I love the puddles and variations in color that you can achieve when water coloring with Tombow markers. I outlined the whole thing with a Pico Embellisher. It’s very dramatic.
Let’s see what you can do? Share it on Instagram or on our Sketchy Challenge Gallery. Tag us #csmscrapbooker
Have a wonderful day everyone
To see more of Kerry’s work visit her on instagram.