Appropriately, the words for our new July/August challenge come to us from George Washington.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Since the Fourth isn't much of a card-sending holiday in our family, I chose to concentrate on the "plant of rapid growth" part of the quote and make a card that would be perfect for a tween/teen at Nationwide Children's.... using patriotic colors, of course. :)
I decided to color the flower pots and flowers in blues and pinks/reds to tie them to the patriotic theme... and help them pop. The hedgehog, snail, and grass were done in gray scale, using cool and warm grays. I went with silver for the watering can, to stay with the gray scale idea but give it a slightly different look.
Sure hope you'll join us at W2CB. There's a $10 gift certificate up for grabs for the winning crafter. :)