Hi all! I have been struggling for the last few days to come up with a finished card that I really like. Although I’ve seen a lot of incredibly beautiful stuff by some extremely talented individuals I cannot seem to draw any inspiration from them. I have started projects several times only to wrinkle my nose in disgust and go back to the drawing board. I seem to have misplaced my mojo!
So finally after playing around for a while, I looked up a sketch from the Mojo Monday challenge and used the colour palette from My Time Made Easy‘s pretty palette challenge #66. You’d think I could take it from there but I’ve got to admit I’m still not totally enthralled with my final results. Oh well, you win some, you lose some as the saying goes. At least this is only paper crafts and not poker! LOL.
For this card the colour palette is pink, purple, red and green. Most of the papers were pulled from the scrap bin and since I used the Mojo Monday sketch I decided to cut out all the required background strips and assemble them first.
The flower was made for a previous disaster but I kept it and used it here. Each layer was stamped with Tulip ink. They were then cut out and pinned together with a green gem brad.
The butterfly was first stamped in Baby Pink ink using the back side of the stamp. I then flipped the stamp over and stamped the image using Tulip ink. I added the clear gems to the body for a little butterfly bling.
After assembling the sentiment circle, flower and butterfly I added the small coloured gems to the pink polka dots on the red designer paper. The inside of the card reads ‘May this be your grandest year yet!’. Tout fini – phew!
Hopefully my creative inspiration will return over the next few days and I’ll be back in the saddle again! Until then happy crafting!