Tropical not so Party.

Like many people we’ve been glued to the news of Cyclone Yasi, and were very relieved to hear this morning there was no loss of life and that Cairns didn’t receive the battering that was expected.  Our friends and family are all well, but it’s devistating for areas such as Innisfail, Misson Beach, Tully etc as they received the full force of the cyclone, and so many people lost their homes, business’ or farms.  Many farms were just recovering from Cyclone Larry 5 years ago.   When I sat down to stamp today I had the stamp set “Tropical Party” (from our current Summer Mini) on my table waiting to be used, and it just didn’t seem fitting at the moment, to make a cheery tropical card.  So this is what I ended up with….

 A card for North Queensland….

Our Colour Spritzer Tool was perfect for this card, to add to the “messy” feel.  And if you’re a little puzzled by the topless palm trees, well the trees in a cyclone basically get stripped completely of their leaves and follage.  Not the prettiest card, but it seemed to fit.

 Let’s hope Queensland gets a break in the weather now. 



Category: Cards

6 Responses to Tropical not so Party.

  1. Karen C says:

    Hi Kim. Your card actually made me cry (sook hey). Very sobering and appropriate at this time. The colours are great. Agree with you the Spritzer tool adds a just the right touch. Not to be to pushy – maybe a baby card tomorrow for a New Baby Girl born amongst that devistation. KarenC

  2. admin says:

    HAHA! A Baby card is a big ask Karen! It’s been a while since I’ve done a baby card! Maybe the perfect challenge for me! 🙂

  3. Betty Lim says:

    Hey Kim,
    You created something positive (a nice appropriate card) out of the negative devastation. I think that is just great!- betty

  4. Hey Kim, what a cool and clever card – well done! Nicki T.

  5. Susan Luke says:

    I agree, Kim. This is so appropriate fro the times. Are you sending it to someone up north?

  6. Michelle says:

    You know Kim when l first saw your card l thought what a great way for children to use something fun,but at the same time work threw through there anxiety, it would be a great stamp set to donate to there local school. Well Done!