Saturday, July 30, 2011

Missing mojo

Hi stampers!  Ever had a week or so when you just lose your mojo?  That's where I'm at now!  It's so frustrating.  I WANT to stamp but I just can't come up with anything, urhg!!!!  I saw the Colour Q challenge earlier this week and fell in LOVE with it, lookie:

Isn't it just FAB?  And I need that cookie jar, he is so cute!  So I've been thinking about this challenge ALL week and came up with a big fat nothing!  Normally, I can think of something pretty quick even if I can't sit down and work on it right away! Anyway, I finally did get something done today and I'm fairly happy with it BUT I really like this combo so I may keep playing with it a bit:-)  Or not...you probably all know I have stamp a-d-d and will probably flit on to something else soon, lol! 

I actually took not only the color cue from the challenge but I figured I'd dust off my poor neglected owl punch since I LOVED the owl in the picture up there!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Family reunion
Paper:  Whisper white, calypso coral, early espresso, pool party, island indigo, in color DSP stack
Ink:  Calypso coral, island indigo
Accessories:  Owl punch, in color polka dot brads, fan letterpress plate, scallop circle and circle punch, polka dot embossing folder

It is a pretty straight forward card.  I used a large panel of white since the other colors are pretty bold and I thought it needed it for better balance and contrast.  I also used the fan letterpress plate for the owl's chest.  I think it looks like feathers!  Note that I used it with regular paper AND dye ink NOT craft ink.  You can do that it just doesn't work as well or impress into the paper like craft ink and watercolor paper.  I had to do it that way since we don't have craft ink in our in colors.  I think he turned out cute!  It did take me a while to figure out what color combo to do his eyes so my desk is covered in little bitty bits of paper, hehe!  I also really went with a polka dot theme so I couldn't resist throwing an in color brad on there too!  Well, that's all I got!  I'm going to try to squeeze some more mojo out of somewhere for the rest of the afternoon!  Happy stamping!

4 comments:

  1. Know what you mean about the missing mojo. Been feeling it myself lately. Think it's this awful heat! What a great inspiration color combination. I would have went right to my owl stamp & punch also. It's my favorite set & doesn't let me down. Really like the card you came up with.

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  2. Cute card, Mindy! I love your owl. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  3. Love the little owl and all of the polka dots!

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  4. Oh, what a cutie! The impressed fans on the owl's belly are so clever. Great take on the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

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