Tuesday, May 15, 2012

When The Creative Well Is Dry...

I did attempt a Mojo Monday card yesterday, I also attempted a Shabby Tea Room, a Splitcoast Stampers challenge card and finally a card for today's Ribbon Carousel challenge. Cards attempted = 4. Cards made = 1. Cards liked = 0. I kept leaving my craft room, going to fold laundry, read, make dinner, exercise and then would come back to the craft room and alas...the creative well was empty. A good night's sleep later, I've got a Mojo card to display:

This is a Renaissance Heart die cut, scored and folded to give it some dimension. In order to do this, you must cut out the middle with a circular shape die. Otherwise it won't fold.

I found these at the bottom of a ribbon stash. I wanted to put flowers on here like the sketch suggested, but these worked much better:

My card from yesterday:

Mojo Monday sketch:

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps: Small Celebrations (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Timeless (Kaisercraft), Black, Vintage Cream
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Renaissance Hearts, Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Glittered Stars, Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), sewing machine, dimensionals, square punch
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Oh my goodness, I guess waiting until you were ready really paid off! LOVE that grad card! Stunning!
    And again OMG! The other card with the button heart? Just gorgeous! I must remember to try to think out of the box...

  2. WOW!! Both are beautiful!! Great job for being mojo-less!!

  3. wonderful cards im so loving the buttons i might give that a try if thats ok although it wont look as gorgeous as yours simply stunning hugs sassyx

  4. Ya' know I understand the wells empty thing!! And, sometimes it's okay to do something different...'cause it just is! Scored medallion...love it... A whole buncha' buttons....love it too! Love those glittered stars! Gorgeous cards!

  5. Two great cards, Andrea. Sleep does wonders for so many things :) Lovely grad card - love the medallion you created and the button heart is adorable.

  6. Wow - both are awesome! Sleep is a good way to gather up some inspiration. Both are elegant and so different. Well done.

  7. drool, Diva!! Oh, my these are just too delicious!! That medallion and then those buttons! You are really giving me a heart attack!! LOVE! Sleeping on it worked! Hugs!

  8. Once again you have produced a couple of beautiful cards as always.

  9. Two beautiful cards! I really like the stars you added to the grad card. And the button heart is creative.

  10. I have been in a slump for weeks! This is not good. I, too, LOVE both of the cards but I'm getting the feeling that you weren't so happy with the button one? What would you have done differently? I remember being so shocked when you wrote about tossing cards in the trash that you weren't happy with. You didn't throw this one so it must have some merit in your eyes as well!!

  11. My dear, I love them both! Especially that heart-out-of-buttons card - wow! But the stars...did you glitter them yourself? WHat kind of glitter is it? It has a vintage quality to it.


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