Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I'm Feeling Very Olympic today

Hello Readers,

As some of you may have reconized the title of this post is also a famous line in a movie from 1993 called Cool Runnings. I saw the challenge for today and had this movie stuck in my head.. It is actually a true story about the Jamaican bobsled team; who against all odds qualified for the Olympics. It is a good movie worth watching again.. Anyway, here is my card for today. Enjoy!

Using grungy circles to create the Olympic symbol. Note the
map of the world in the background.
2016 is depicted using Roman numerals. I like the way you can only see
about half of the numerals; allowing  your brain to fill in the rest.
I think it creates a bit more interest to the design.
Detail view of the Olympic symbol and map of the world.
Popping up the focal panel and not gluing down the numerals
adds a bit of dimension.
The Olympics are right around the corner and I can't wait! We will spend the next two weeks glued to the television watching the Olympic coverage. I know there is some controversy around the Zika virus and the quality of the water at Rio. I hope the water quality is safe enough for the athletes to compete and the mosquitoes are held at bay. These games are supposed to be fun so let's just pray that all goes well. I know our family will be watching with eager eyes!

That should do it for me!! I hope this post entices you to join our challenge this month at The Male Room. I would like to thank you so much for dropping by TheGrandStampede and do hope you will return soon. Until then however, have a great day, take care, and happy crafting..

All the best,


Becca Cruger said...

How much fun! Love those sketchy little circles! I also will be avidly watching the Olympics. It's so entertaining and awesome to see that much talent all brought to one place!

Buffy said...

Brilliant card Shawna, those rough circles are fab.
Buffy x

Mac Mable said...

Looking forward to the Olympics starting x Wow card Shawna...Love your thinking behind it and such a clever layout x Thank you for the inspiration x

Deborah Frings said...

Awesome! I think this is a brilliant take on the theme. Love the roman numerals for the date and the grungy circles make the perfect logo. Fantastic work. Deborah xx

Monika Reeck said...

circle circle M M hmm it is my card hehe
M is my name Monika and I love circle too
great color combo and love the M and the romische number there
Sweet Clean and Simple design Shawna
great card and I miss you
my mom is at home from 25 July till 20 Spet also means less card making and less blogging
we cook much hehehe her lovely food I cook together with her and speak much too and no time at home to leave comment oh ooh
here I left you one from the office

Jane said...

Great interpretation of the olympic rings, love the extra smaller add ons. Super grungy card.

Karen P said...

This is fabulous Shawna! It's funny but I love that movie, always made me smile and when it was repeated on TV in the UK recently I caught it again and really enjoyed it, love this card so perfect given that we have the Olympics right now too Karen x

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