Mojo Monday – Week 173

I’ve had a few days of feeling very ‘uncreative’, perhaps it’s from seeing all the devastation of the current floods here in Brisbane and also the surrounding south east Queensland area.  We have been having floods throughout Queensland now for over 3 weeks and now they are spreading to New South Wales & Victoria with Tasmania about to suffer the same fate…..  Here we are with such water problems and yet on the other side of the country in Western Australia they are under threat from bush fires as its so dry over there!

But last night I tried to start working with the sketch from Mojo Monday and ended up abandoning it & finishing it this morning with a bit more ease…..lol  Perhaps it was because I was a little tired from getting up around 4am to go get a sunrise photo but more so to see what the flood waters were doing as it was peak at around that hour.

This week’s sketch at Mojo Monday:

I actually ended up making 2 different cards so here’s the 1st one:

Card: Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Poppy Parade, Night of Navy

Stamp: Share a Cup, Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess set), Sanded [background stamp]

Other: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, 1/2″ Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly ribbon, 1/4″ Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, 2″ Extra Large Oval punch, 1/4″ Circle punch (non SU)

The second card was just using different stamps but same colours:

Stamp: Oval All,  Sanded [background stamp]

Other: Textured Impressions Embossing folder [Summer Mini], 1/2″ Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly ribbon, 1/4″ Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Heart to Heart punch, Extra Large Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, 1/4″ Circle punch (non SU)

If you’d like to see a couple of photos of the floods that I’ve taken have a look on my flickr site here Now we deliberately haven’t gone into where the problem areas are, as we didn’t want to be in the road of the emergency services or people trying to get their belongs out, so we went down to the river near the Gateway Bridge.  Here we could see how much higher the river was (although in this area it is much wider hence didn’t look as bad as further up the river) and we could see all the debris floating out.  I did get to witness the 400m stretch of Riverwalk float by which had broken free & also to see the little tugboat ‘Mavis’ slowing it down to avoid hitting the Gateway bridge pylons (they had even stopped traffic on the bridge until it had safely passed by)…. all that happened just before sunrise.

Until later, happy stampin’

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