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