Molly on the Jessica Lynn Original DT blog issued an inspiration challenge to create something inspired by the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby. My take is probably a bit different than most. Back in high school, our marching band participated in the Kentucky Derby parade, and a field show competition. So, my card is inspired by that event!
I used my "Catching Fireflies" Brentwood, and masked off the jar & fireflies (put tape on them after inking up the stamp). I hand drew the flag he is holding, and used colors that were in one of my flags from the marching days.
I decided to be goofy and add to the Brentwood story line. He had such a good time being in color guard, that he tried out for the Madison Scouts Drum Corps. (they are real) The corps is based in Wisconsin, and that's how he meet Jessica (illustrator). They were friends only, since he was already dating Ruby.
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