Sunday, October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day

I have been spending some time today in my craft room.... taking my mind off things....
It's WCMD (or weekend in my case!)

I've been doing some of the challenges over at StampNation...based around a travel journal

Challenge 1 - Canada - make a scene card.... I showed this one yesterday....

Challenge 2 - Alaska  - create a card using Embossing Paste, Texture paste or something similar.

I used a Kaisercraft stamp and then added some paste through a stencil and then freehand at the base of the lamp.   I then used some distress inks to sponge the night sky.   The sentiment is from a freebie set I got last year with a magazine.

Challenge #3 - Australia... a gorgeous mood board - sea creatures or mermaids, or just be inspired by the colors in the graphic!

I used this cute little mermaid from The Greeting Farm.  It's a digi stamp so I printed it out and coloured with Copics.  My background was made with Distress Oxides in green and blue.  I added water splatters and some sparkle pen.  The black circle doily is a Catherine Pooler Design's die.

Challenge 4 - Ancient Rome - use something old (from your stash, a vintage style stamp set or design style, age your creation by distressing the edges or make a birthday card for someone getting older) 
I still working on this one

Challenge 5 - Spain. The traditional Flamenco dress is inspiring in itself. Use the photos to inspire your design  - I was one of the designers for this challenge.... here's a peek of my card 

 The colours and flounces of the flamingo dresses inspired my card. 

It's off to work tomorrow - till I find out when Mum's funeral is and we can book our flights.  I'll stay a few days after to help Dad sort through Mum's stuff.  Both my children are coming.  Our son and his partner with us, and our daughter and grandson will fly over from Perth.  


Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely cards, Dawn, Jo x

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards. And I'm so sorry about your mum.

Greta said...

You've been in my thoughts, Dawn--such a hard time for all of you. You have made beautiful cards! I really love the Christmas card--artistic & gorgeous! Have a safe trip & I know you'll all find comfort being with together. Big hugs, Greta

Monika Reeck said...

They are lovely cards Dawn
my fav is the first one wooow so many lovely snow there love the texture and the stamp is gorgeous