I hope that you are all well and enjoying some art and crafty times 🙂
Todays post shares my recent crafters block episode and how I worked around it.
I started this card on Sunday 05/07: I definitely had an idea for this cards background; I knew that I wanted a beachy wood effect in blues. Apart from that I had no idea – and no inspiration – for what was to come next!
So I got on with the background: I used a large, wood-grain stamp, mine is by Stampin’ Up! , and used three Blue ink pads and randomly inked the stamp with them. I used Distress Inks by Ranger/ Tim Holtz. Once the stamp was inked I spritzed the stamp lightly with water. This was to help the inks blend together without sharp lines from the ink pads showing.
Once I had done this, I then decided to get out a few items: papers, a few ribbons and I also came upon this red feather that I knew that I wanted to use. I eventually chose to use some burlap ribbon and I picked a patterned paper from a retired paper stack by stampin’ Up!
The next step was, for me, to just lay the items together and to see what worked. guess what – I still had no idea lol! So this is where you can get frustrated and perhaps just ditch the project all together, my advice – leave it alone!! That’s right, I had no crafty mojo at that moment, so what I did was organise a few bits and pieces in my craft space and then left the project until today – Tuesday 07/07 – my mojo had woken up! 🙂
I had decided to trim the patterned paper into flagged panels and to then layer the other embellishments onto them.
I added some splatter effects in Red to lift the background and to tie in the Red from the feather. All the embellishments were adhered on with foam pads, except for the Burlap ribbon, for which I used glue dots.
I used a stamp set and coordinating punch by Stampin’ Up! for the sentiment.
I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and even found it helpful 🙂
Take Care and Happy Crafting!!