Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Little Mojo Therapy

Hello! I hope you're having a good day! I'm happy to report that my mojo is returning a little. Whenever I get in a rut, I typically turn to sketch challenges since most of the thinking is done for me! There are so many great sketches out there - on Splitcoaststampers and on several of my favorite blogs (Jen del Muro, Beate Johns, Lauren Meader & Amy Rysavy just to name a few) - so there is always help when I need it! This time I turned to Card Positioning Systems. At CPS there is a new sketch each week, and the design team has great examples to get your juices flowing. Luckily for me, this week's sketch (CPS #48) is a pretty simple one.



The leafy image in the sketch reminded me of this image from Stem Silhouettes. I stamped it in Always Artichoke and watercolored over it with Pretty in Pink. The edges of the panel were sponged with So Saffron. I added some distressing, machine stitching, ribbon and hardware, and I was finished! This card didn't take long to make, and I'm pretty happy with it! :)

Don't forget to take advantage of the inspiration all around -- sometimes that's just what we need to jump start our own creativity! Thanks for coming by today -- have a fantastic day!


All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Small Script Ink: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron Cardstock: Barely Banana, Always Artichoke, Shimmery White Paper: Stella Ruby (BasicGrey) Other: Hodgepodge Hardware, grosgrain ribbon, natural hemp twine, Aquapainter, Cutter Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge, sewing machine & white thread (non-SU!)

8 comments:

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is just stunning! I love the paper, touch of hemp, I love it all!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is beautiful! I never know how to use those pull thingys...thanks for a good example!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that is such a lovely card

Jennie Skaggs said...

WHat a gorgeous card. Love the colors and it feels so serene. TFS Jennie

Linsey said...

this is just beautiful! The rose watercoloring around the silhouettes looks fabulous and your bg dp compliments this design perfectly! Love the hardware mixed with stitching and pretty ribbon treatment! Awesome inspiration today (as always), tfs!

Laura said...

Love this...totally striking. I never would have thought to colour over with PIP...love the effect!

shel9999 said...

Very pretty!! Love that sprig! Glad to hear you're feeling more creative! :)

Katie said...

Wow...this is gorgeous!