Monday 10 April 2017

Freshly Made Sketches & National Tartan Day...

Good morning, crafty friends.
This post is a little late for the celebration, but last Thursday, April 6th, was National Tartan Day in Canada. It's not an official holiday, just an observance, and has been in effect since 2010. It commemorates the signing of a document of independence in Scotland in 1320. People of Scottish descent can celebrate and wear their family tartan!

I've been playing around with plaid lately, with water colour paint and with alcohol markers. This is a paper version of the clan Macdonald tartan. It's much more beautiful in real life!
 The inspiration this week over at Freshly Made Sketches was all about squares.

Plaids and tartans are definitely all about right angles!  I decided to feature a piece of water-coloured plaid, with some of the stripes done with  opalescent gold paint.

 All squares were cut with Lil'Inker Designs' Stitched Mats square dies, then attached to a 5" square card-base. Along with the water-colour panel, I cut squares from Close to My Hearts' fundamentals collection. These papers have white designs on one side, with embossing on the other. The sentiment is from Catherine Pooler Designs' "Hello World" stamp set. Pretty easy card to put together!

Make sure to check out the amazing submissions over at Freshly Made Sketches.

Fare ye weel!


  1. Fabulous card! I love the different patterns and your plaid is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Wonderful those squares and that plaid is fabulous!

  3. I love that different of pattern too
    and your plaid is so coool
    I never show my BAD plaid but this looks so sweet on your card Caroline..
    sweet card and great used of the sketch
    hope you like visiting me again Caroline


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