oh I so didn’t feel like being creative today. Everything including the sunshine was telling me to go into the garden. its been so cold here in the U.K, spring has definitely not sprung.
I have no choice, its my parents-in-laws wedding anniversary on the weekend and I already have a fully booked day tomorrow, and there’s nothing left in the card box – (that’s how low my creativity has been over the last year!)..so something had to be created…but i hate doing it when it feels so forced and constrained!
Here’s the results…
nothing spectacular I’m afraid, I’ve used a very old rose stamped with staz-on and coloured with copic markers. After masking it off, I’ve stamped script with distress stains. I’ve used my nifty corner scissors, and mounted it on green paper, and shaped this with some more nifty scissors. (sorry I would go upstairs to the bed/craft-room and check names out, but hubbie is already fast a kip as he has an early start.) I’ve further mounted this on pink check and red card from my scrap pile.
On the card base I have stamped leaves in two shades of green whispers ink, with and Anita’s stamp.
I’ve stamped the greeting with black staz-on, cut out, shaping with same nifty corner scissors, then coloured and bordered with distress markers (my yummy new supplies – must get some more of those!), and some ancient and nearly dead gel pens. After having mounted everything and spending ages hunting through my base cards box, I realize there is no envelope to match the size of the card. So now I have to make that also. I chosen some rather snazzy monochromatic floral 12 x 12 paper, and cut and stuck to the appropriate size.
Having started out the day so belligerent at being forced into creativity, its sparked a bit of a bug in me today. I’ve got lots of yummy left overs, and I don’t want them to be just the beginning of yet another pile in my house, So I’ve hunted out an old annual that I presume my children have finished scrawling all over – it will sit next to my desk, where I can paste all those yummy bits to it, and when its all full up it will be my next altered journal. I’ve also gone through a pile of UFO’s sitting in various piles, and begun to finish these, to be featured in future publications.
I think i might try my luck at entering a few challenges. ftfe (first time for everything).tuesday alchemy’s#52 – anything goes, seems to fit the bill. I am also entering the oldie but a goodiechallenge -feeling-floral.
Hope this creative rush doesn’t vanish too soon.
Bye for now, cyber hugs and love…