Sunday, October 4, 2009

WCMD Challenge #4: Australia

Here is the last challenge for WCMD over at Nicole Heady's blog, and it is all about Australia. I never new I could come up with so much inspiration from the wonderful countries she spotlighted. Thanks for jump starting my creativity again, Nicole, I have had a blast with these challenges.

When I think of Australia, I think of very neutral colors. And I went with the most neutral of all, kraft, brown and white. And I love the detailing of the dotted lines bordering many of their pictures and designs, a great added touch to make something stand out.

With this card, I used the Polka Dots Basics stamp set and the Star Prints stamp set. I picked the star patterns that had straight lines in them so I could add more of the detailed dotted lines with my white signo pen. For the background I just randomly picked circles to draw dotted lines around, I thought doing all of the circles would be too distracting.

Also for this card I was inspired by the stars you see in Australia. I believe Australia is one of the few countries along with many African countries that don't have hardly any lights that light up the night. Instead you have pure darkness, and because of this darkness, you can see all the beautiful stars that light up the sky. And hence, that is why I chose the Star Prints stamps set to go along with this last challenge.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful entry, Julie! I love your 'natural' Australian look ~ and your info about the stars in this amazing country.