I love watching the Olympics. The parade of nations during the opening and closing ceremonies is so moving and awe inspiring to me. I get a little choked up when I see the flags from the different countries, and of course, the Olympic flag flying over all of the others.
The founder of the Modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin, said this about the Olympic flag:
"The Olympic flag has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red. This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.”
The games bring people from around the world together for camaraderie and competition.
Our February Challenge is to create a card that celebrates the XXII Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. Extra kudos if you use all of the colors on the flag!
This month's prize package is from me! A Bubble Bunny stamp set from My Favorite Things.
The cards below were made by our founding Inspiration Team: Bernadette, Mary Anne, Penny, Bobbi, and me. In addition, we are thrilled to have Peggy from PegBoard Crafts as our guest I-Teamer this month. Peggy designed the graphics for Words @ Scrap By!!! Thanks so much, Peggy, for all of your support!!!
I just LOVE how Peggy wove the background from paper strips.
The athletes are fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics!!
Love how her flags echo the Olympic flag!!
What a cheery card! Her balloons are a perfect representation of the Olympic Rings!
What a fun combination of patterns that include the colors of the Olympic rings!
Check out the background she created using a spatter technique!!!
The "scribbles" were created using Derwent watercolors pencils.
So, now it's you turn!! hanks for joining us for this month's challenge!
Bobbi & Sybrina