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.
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