Tuesday, May 8, 2012

When Mojoless Monday Morphs Into Tuesdays And Wednesdays...





I have been so off my game of late that it ain't even funny.  I tidied up my craft space (that alone should have been the first sign that something was rotten in Denmark), virtually trawled some of the most crafty places in the known world, and willfully indulged in a little craft retail therapy.  I even, out of utter desperation, went on to Pinterest and I still had nothing...zip, zilch, nada, not even a rat's.  Crazy, huh?  I can painfully conclude that my mojo has officially left the building, hence the reason I have been AWOL from my blog for so long.  Yesterday (that would be my "Monday" Down Under) I decided to put my back into it and see if I could get out of this fugue of non-creativity.  After many hours of faffing about, this is the card that I came up with.  Not much to show really, but I finally feel inspired to get crafty moving forward.  Phew!

The colors used are inspired from this fortnight's CR84FN Color Challenge showcasing Pink, Aqua, and Neutral.  To me, the colors are wonderfully soft and ethereal and totally well suited to some of the Melissa Francis DP I have been hoarding and tjuzed up with the Provocraft Flourish embossing folder. I also went to my "Go To" shaped card for further assistance in escaping this period of seemingly prolonged unproductivity.  Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 is a goodie for occasions such as this.  It has such a regal shape if you ask me and perfectly suited for a quick card base with a difference, especially when stamped first with a Cover-A-Card from Impression Obsession.  I also fished around in my die-cuts-in-waiting accordion folder to find this bookplate previously cut from the large Tim Holtz Alterations Shipping Tag die.  With a few licks of iridescent acrylic paint, a strip of embroidered roses and a tussle or two with the bow and that was this card done.   I am not quite back fighting fit just yet, but at least I am feeling more like having a go...and that's a good thing.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a brilliant day!

13 comments:

Joyce said...

So happy you have your mojo back. I've missed you. Your card is just so 'you'--soft and fluffy and pretty.

Leah said...

Your card is just beautiful Jen, no mojo lacking in it at all! But, i can totally relate...I feel like mine has been missing for awhile now too :( Hopefully we both find ours soon!

Sue Lelli said...

Jen, so GLAD you finished faffing about! (whatever that is??!) and made this Beautiful card! LOVE the shape! LOVE the MF paper! LOVE the perfect bow and rose and pearls! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Dorota_mk said...

piękna kartka :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jen! Love the fancy shape and beautiful patterned paper! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Marybeth said...

Mojo must be back if you came up with this beauty! I love this one Jen, so soft and gorgeous, love the beautiful bow and ribbon. Glad your back and you have a clean craft space … or not!

Cathy Weber said...

Absolutely beautiful, no way your mojo was gone! I love the shape of the card and gorgeous bow and pretty flower embellishment. Jen, you are such a great cardmaker and your blog posts are such a joy to read.

Geri said...

How very pretty!! Love the shape, too!

Anne B said...

Glad you're feeling better - soon you'll be fighting fit in the craft room. Lovely card so keep them coming :)

Shannon White said...

Wow! I LOVE your Beautiful creation Jen! Doesn't look like you Mojo is missing here at all! 8-) Looks like your faffing about must have rustled up your Mojo after all! Yay! 8-) I absolutely Love the Wonderful shape and Lovely dp's and Gorgeous bow too! And your post was definitely heartwarming, I know we've all been there! Thanks so much for joining us at CR84FN! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Deborah Frings said...

Great shape!! I do like the paper and pretty ribbons - so gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Michelle said...

WhatEVER. Mojoless my big butt! Look at those shaped cards - this one and the cupcake with that rolled felt flower! Oh that's just pure sweetness! And I like that little frame action you did on this one with the sentiment. That's a thinker right there ;)

cards by cara said...

Wow, this is simply stunning! LOVE it!!