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
Happy campers challenge - Use a stamp
Paper pretties Wednesday challenge - Black, white & ?
Whimsical designs challenge - Something old, something new (Old papers/pearls/flowers and new stamp) Good luck to Stephanie on her new adventures xx
Simply create too - Vintage
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