Saturday, 31 August 2013

A new style to revive a flagging mojo !

Ok well recently I have been having an issue with my favourite passtime - crafting ! My mojo has gone AWOL and that along with the lack of time and energy I have left at the end of the day after all the summer holiday shenanigans we've been up to has left me shattered and uninspired.

Last night I decided that enough was enough, it was time to do something about it ! So I turned to my favourite mojo jump starter - Pinterest :) The best way I have found to jump start that mojo is to try a new technique or style and one of the styles I love but never really mastered is shabby chic.

So to Pinterest I turned searching and pinning like a mad woman and a new board was created especially for cards and projects that sparked my imagination (you can find it here if you fancy a look see !)
My mum also brought me a magazine last week (Cardmaking & papercraft September issue - thanks mum xx) and it had some free stamps with it which this card made me think of, so I got them out and started experimenting with colours, DP's, ribbon, lace and embellishments, paint, glitter and distressers ! Much mess was made and I ended up covered in paint and glitter but also much fun was had and I woke up this morning wanting to craft :)

Here was the end result

Here is a close-up of the ribbon/flower detail
The flowers were brushed with white acrylic paint and then I added glamour dust for some sparkle - I also found out that it is really difficult to photograph lots of glitter - my camera just didn't want to focus on it - any tips anyone ?

I hope you like my attempt I'm not sure if it's a bit more shabby than chic (!!) but hey it fixed my poor tired mojo so its a hit with me !

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Craftroom challenge - Something new
A.R.T challenge - Ribbons & pearls
Whimsical designs challenge - Something old, something new (Old papers/pearls/flowers and new stamp) Good luck to Stephanie on her new adventures xx
Card makin' Mama's - Black, white & 1 other colour

Thanks so much for visiting me today, leave a comment so I can pop by and visit you too xx
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


Kim H said...

What a lovely card Suzie. The colours are fab and the flower detail is beautiful. Know what you mean about losing your mojo - I also have two boys and trying to keep up with them during the summer holidays takes up all your energy!! You certainly seem to have got your mojo back now though! Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge. Kim xxx

Mervi said...

Beautiful card Suzie, lovely feminine elements.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

Debi said...

cool that your Mojo is on the mend ;) this is lovely and shabby and chic! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Cheryl said...

Congrats Suzie!! You've been chosen as one of our Honorary Mentions for the A.R.T. "Ribbons & Pearls" challenge...Head on over and grab your badge! ~Cheryl, Senior DT for A.R.T.

Sue Jones said...

Fab card! thanks for joining in at Whimsical designs this week

Chris said...

Hi Suzie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fab card love your shabby chic! Thanks for sharing at Card Makin' Mamas, Susan x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is a fab card and I love all your details. You have definitely got your mojo back.
Caroline xxx

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! Love that bow!!! Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too!