arning warning warning – this is a long post – LOL!
I love WCMD events. They help me in getting my creative hat on.
This weekend I’ve been playing along with the WCMD challenges over on Stamp Nation with Catherine Pooler and her fabulous creative team plus I thought I’d try to tie them into my usual crafty challenges I join.
First up is a card for England. Catherine created a mood board for inspiration and I used the current CASology theme of gratitude for my sentiment.
I was inspired by the chalkboard outside the shop for my card. I used an Altenew set called ‘You Are’ for my image on the blackboard and a variety of Stampin Up DSPs for the banner.
Next up is Hungary. Kelly provided the mood board for this one and I’m also tying this into the current challenges over at Muse Christmas Visions with Cornelia’s card and The Male Room challenge.
I was inspired by the Hungarian flag colours in Kelly’s board, the trees in Cornelia’s card and the outdoor theme in the Male Room challenge. I made my own tree stamp with a die cut and some foam which I inked up in Catherine Pooler inks in Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt and spritzed with water after stamping. The merry die is from Stampin Up.
Next up is a card for Portugal. This time we have a mood board from Mel. I’m combining this card with the sketch challenge over at MFT and the theme at Just Add Ink to add vellum to your card.
I love the palm trees and greens in Mel’s board so created a bit of a background piece of inked smooshed greens and then added my vellum panel over the top matching the sketch (which I flipped upside down) with a hammock and palm trees die replacing the sentiment.
Next up is a card for Hawaii, inspired by Laurel’s mood board and the sketch over at Case this Sketch.
I love the sunset photo, so thought I’d create a bit of sunset in the banner area of the sketch. I used all the oranges in the Catherine Pooler ink range and a sentiment from the MFT ‘All About You’ set.
Next up is a mood board for Canada by the lovely Susan. I was inspired by the birds on the totem poles so think I can also link my card to the October CAS Christmas challenge which is all about birds. Last time I visited Canada it was snowing so I’ve added a snowflake to my card as well.
I used a bird from Katzelkraft ‘Les Piafs Russes’ with a santa hat from Tim Holtz ‘Crazy Things’ which I watercoloured and added some pufy paint to the trim on the hat. I then ink smooshed a die cut snowflake for my bird to sit on.
Next on the WCMD challenge is Italy inspired by a mood board by Ingrid. I’m linking this card up with the current challenge over at CAS on Ftidays which is all about a thank you card.
I love the picture of the lemons, so went to a stamp set by Altenew called ‘Main Squeeze’ and my Stampin Up inks in the yellow family. I love how simple and bright this card it.
Next up is my card for the Macedonia mood board created by Ilina. I was inspired by the orange and yellow in the national flag of Macedonia. I went straight for my alcohol inks and created a background piece, I dabbed dots of the blending solution to mimic the look of the sunrays and then a bit of gold Nuvo flakes for some bling. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Woot woot’.
Lastly for this very long post is a card for Switzerland with a mood board by Erika and I think my card will also fit the challenge over at The Paper Players. I love Erika’s pictures showcasing the beautiful trees and mountains of Switzerland and certaily have it on my bucket list to visit.
I heat embossed an image from Darkroom Door called ‘Central Park’ which is messily water coloured, mounted on some green and then black cardstock and added a bit of twine to balance the layout. I’ll be adding this card to my male card stash.
Thanks for perservering with this long post and I hope you got a chance to get crafty this Word Card Making weekend.