Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin

Ever since the holidays, my mojo has been on vacation. I think I have lots of ideas but when I sit down to make a card the process is long, somewhat futile (with lots of attempts filling my trash can) and almost painful. Apparently, I am not alone. The other day while scrolling through Instagram (for inspiration or just to be connected to this hobby I love so much) I noticed that I am not alone. Apparently my Instagram friend, Ksenija's mojo is missing too! (I wonder if they are on vacation together in some warm and tropical destination! Lol!) Anyway, Ksenija had a great idea for a challenge to get the mojo started. You can read all about it on her blog.  I also encourage you to check out her Instagram feed too since she is a very talented artist!

Here is the card I am offering up to be CASEd:

After die cutting cream cardstock, I stamped the two leaf images using my favorite Hero Arts ombre ink. I went back and added the acorns and then a little Wink of Stella for added sparkle. The ombre ink adds a lot of depth to the stamped image with little effort. This card was easy to make--back when I had mojo!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to join Ksenija's challenge!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Autumn Adornments)
Ink: Hero Arts (Atumn Ombre); Ranger (Bro)
Dies: Reverse Confetti (All Framed Up)
Misc.: Wink of Stella (Clear)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

It's a New Year...Strike up the Band!

2016 came and went without a single blog post from me. I am all about changing that for 2017, and what better way to do so than to blog on New Year's Day!

Can you hear the trumpets playing? Well, if you can't, maybe my card will have you hearing some music. LOL! I made it for the Anything but Christmas Challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. Here's my card:

To create this card, I stamped the band members using Memento Tuxedo black and colored in the images using Copic markers. The band uniforms are in the school colors of the young man who received the card. Next, I used a MFT die to cut out the stitched circle. For the background, I stamped a random pattern using some of the elements from the stamp set. I made sure to use the trumpet since that is the instrument the birthday boy plays! The sentiment is from white embossed on a strip of black card stock.

So that's all for today. Let's see if I can keep the blogging going!

Happy New Year!

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; misc. scrap from Studio Calico kit (blue);
Stamp: Mama Elephant exclusive for Simon Says Stamp (Band Camp); Papertrey Ink (Keep It Simple: Belated Birthday);
Ink: Memento( Tuxedo Black) Hero Arts; Versafine; Copic Markers
Dies: My Favorite Things
Misc.: White Embossing Powder; Foam Tape