Monday, July 7, 2014

Tie a yellow ribbon



This is third semester of the House of Cards Challenge site. HOC was the first site to use a single theme and to promote a variety of card styles. Since we have started I have noticed other challenge sites are doing the same thing! But remember you saw it first here.

The theme for the month of July is add a ribbon- or more than one.  This week we are sharing the creations from the CAS team.

I thought long and hard about what I would do. The recent events in the Middle East reminded me of the first Desert Storm invasion and how everyone supported the troops by tying yellow ribbons around trees. My yard was full of yellow ribbons even though I had no one close to me in the service. There is a long history behind the tying of yellow ribbons. It started even earlier with tying yellow ribbons to support the hostages in Iran and all the way back to the Civil War. The American Forklife Center has a very good article if you more interested.

Of course there is the is the very popular song by Tony Orlando and Dawn- Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.



Please join us at House of Cards and share how you would add a bow or two or three or more to your creations.


7 comments:

Cornelia W said...

This is just lovely, Sue! You know, you could link this up with Dream Valley - it fits perfectly!

http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/challenge-84-monochrome.html

Marisa said...

Love that tree! Going to be singing that song all day now LOL!

Nancy Seed said...

Great analogy of our HOC and what a great card for our challenge this week.

Mynn xx said...

Sue, this is BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE the fabulous colors you used and the clever bow, too! HUGS! Mynn xx

Taunya Butler said...

This is so lovely and a tender, sweet card!! YOu are very clever for coming up with it!!

Toni said...

Tony Orlando & Dawn--reminds me of my older sis and her disco days! LOL. Fab card--is that bokeh for the leaves?

Monika Reeck said...

I love that yellow bow Sue..its really an amazing scene you made..lovely tree image...I want to be under that tree looks so calming down...

Sue I am from Cute team....wish we can visiting each other Blog..love your creation..hugs, Monika