I had expected to be posting an entry for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge tonight. However, try as I might, I could not get the really cool idea in my head to translate on to paper. It was SO frustrating!! I've noticed a lot of people saying their mojo has gone AWOL lately and I think that mine has joined the deserters too. Everything I tried felt like an epic fail. I really hate those days... However, I was determined to come out of the Craft Cave with something at least slightly respectable so I turned my energies to this week's Less Is More challenge to use the colours of your nation's flag. Since Bermuda's flag is pretty colourful I decided to also enter my card in the latest Wee Memories challenge - to use no less than 4 colours on your card.
So here's the Bermuda flag. We've got the old flag favourite colours of red, white and blue (we are a British territory after all!) and also some green, yellow, sky blue, beige and brown. Quite a selection! The picture in the crest depicts the ship Sea Venture running aground on Bermuda's treacherous reefs. The Sea Venture was on it's way to Jamestown, VA to provide relief to the struggling colony. Instead, they got caught up in a hurricane and ended up in Bermuda. Eventually they build 2 new ships and some people carried on to VA while others became the island's first settlers. But enough of the history lesson - onto the card!
|Supplies: CS: Bazzill & misc; Stamp: (image) Unity, (sentiment) Hero Arts; Inks: VersaMark, Tea Dye Distress Ink; Gems: Doodlebug|
With all those colours I wanted to keep things fairly simple so I found this harlequin stripe stamp in All You Need (Unity's August 2010 KOM). I stamped it in VersaMark on each coloured paper and fussy cut it. I used the Tea Dye ink on the sentiment and matted the banner on chocolate paper to bring in the beige and brown. It's hard to go wrong on a card with a rainbow element and finishing this made me feel slightly less useless than I had earlier in the day! Tomorrow is my long day at work so no carding. Maybe the break will give my mojo time to find it's way home!