July 10, 2007

Lost or stolen or strayed...

...Dana's creative mojo seems to have been mislaid. (Anyone know what poem I "borrowed" that from?!)

I just can't seem to pull it together when I'm making a card lately. Nothing looks right, I rip and tear and redo things many times, only to toss it all away from sheer frustration! Maybe I'm going through a creative block?
I was attempting to use Julee's new Bingo sketch and create something nice last night. This is what I ended up with, and although I wasn't going to post it, I thought I'd be honest with all you (my readers) and show you that I can't get things right sometimes.

I love Daisy D's patterned paper, so I found an old scrap and knew I wanted to build from there. My trouble came when I realized it was too "holiday-ish" in color, and I really didn't want to make a holiday card! Red is a troublesome color for me to work with anyway (because I don't like it), and last night nothing would work no matter how many different shades of contrasting CS I used! I finally just stopped fiddling with it and left it alone. I took a photo and here it is this morning on my blog for the world to see. I'm sure it's not as bad as I'm making it seem, but you know how some things just don't grab you? This card doesn't grab me. But I'm proud that I used some red (and green) and it didn't end up as a christmas card!

SUPPLIES: Stamps: Image is Papertrey ink, Sentiment is TAC, Background wheel is SU!. PP: Daisy D's. CS is DCWV, Bazzill, and SU whisper white. Ink: Ranger, versamark. Accessories: Ribbon from my stash, snaps from MM, brad from Joann's, white EP, signo white gel pen, Zig marker in brown.

12 comments:

Shadowcatcher said...

I think it turned out nicely. Funny, our posts are similar and we both used red and green, trying not to make a Christms card. Maybe that's the problem...we should stay clear of those Christmas colors!

Fran M said...

I like this card and personnally didn't think Xmas when I saw it - I thought fall!

Debbie said...

Oh I love this one Dana! Gee, ya ever thought about opening up a little card shop? :)

Julie Campbell said...

I think this is an awesome card! I love the colors! It's really fresh!

Allison said...

I love it...can I have your mojo if I find it because this is way better than what I am doing right now! I gotta get back in the groove!

Denise said...

Wow...that's your bad??? I think it's wonderful. I love it! I also didn't think Christmas at all...just very pretty.

Flossie's Follies said...

We are sometimes our own worse critic, I love the red and yellow mix of papers on this card with the green and the flower stamp is great.

Rhonda Maynard said...

Well, I'm not sure what you mean about not getting it right, 'cause this is beautiful! Love the warm summery colors and all the details. Maybe it's not what you envisioned, so you're not as satisfied, but it's beautiful! Give yourself some credit!!! You deserve it!!!

~Rhonda :D

Dede Rhodes said...

The card looks great! I have those kind of days. I love the flower.

Corie said...

I love it. I did not think of Christmas at all.

Jessica said...

i lost my mojo the last few days (plus i've been super-busy), but your mojo looks just fine! i really like this card, and as the other ladies mentioned, i didn't think Christmas at all. But i know what you mean - sometimes a card just doesn't feel right to you. We should keep in mind that even if we don't like it, someone else will probably love it!

Ida said...

This is really quite lovely. Not at all a "Christmasy" card. I have this same paper and just love it. I think it evokes a more summery tone with the sunflower image you used. Ida