Sunday, June 13, 2010

One of those days....

when my Mojo was on a break..... Yesterday was stamping group at Stamp'n'create.  Usually I have a great day - but for some reason ( maybe was too tired after the trip south) I struggled to get motivated or inspired.  Even seeing all the lovely things the others were doing didn't really get me moving...  Still I did manage 4 cards for the day....
I started by using some of the watercolour backgrounds I had made using Joy's technique - basically copied a card I had already done but this time in blue rather than purple.
Next I decided to try making some flower embellishments I had seen in my Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine.  It involved using punches and cutting the petals down the middle, splaying them apart and then putting 6 large and two small together.  Quite pleased with the results despite how fiddly it was.  Once I made the flowers I followed the design in the magazine to make the card.
I did have a bit of a hitch.... first off I embossed the lines upside down and they ended up at the top of the card!!!!  So put that one aside and started again.  Still have to decide on what sentiment to use and how to put it on the card,

I needed to use the card I had the embossing at the top of, so I made a very simple card.  I trolled through my stash I had with me and found a butterfly I had stamped onto some pink vellum.  I stuck it onto a piece of alcohol inked card I found and cut it out.
Added some ribbon and the butterfly and the sentiment which is from a Stampin Up! set.  I think this will make a nice sympathy card.

And then I finally put together a card with a piece of acetate I had stamped and coloured iwth alcohol inks a few weeks ago,  NOT AT ALL HAPPY with the result.... just couldn't get it how I imagine it....

So this is going to be a sample card!!!!  Just to show the technique.

I didn't really feel happy with any of these.... but I did have a great day chatting and catching up with the others.  And I did manage to get a couple of stamped images from one of Sue's lovely stamps - for a special card.

Hope the week is good for you all.... Going to be awesome for me... My birthday tomorrow and then on Friday ( very early) hubby and I are off to Australia for 5 days - a mini break-.... meeting up with my parents and going to spend a few days in Mooloolaba.  This is where we are staying.... but before then I will be drawing the winner of my giveaway... stay tuned tomorrow.

9 comments:

Sanne said...

Wonderful cards - love the blue colors!

Lin said...

Dawn, I can't understand why you're not happy with these; I think they're all lovely! You are so lucky to have a group to play with, and get inspiration from! So many of us work all alone....

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow!! Hope your day is wonderful! Sending hugs!

Barb said...

These cards are all wonderful! Not sure why you wouldn't be happy with them! The first one with Joy's technique is just plain gorgeous! I love your flowers on the second one....so neat looking! Glad you salvaged the upside down lines too...makes a stunning sympathy card with the nice sentiment! And the last one has the prettiest flowers and lovely colors! Hugs to you! :)

Dotty Jo said...

Well many happy returns for tomorrow hun - my turn on Wednesday! I knew you were a June baby so thought I'd drop by and see when your birthday was taking place... good timing on my part for once. Your cards are all lovely, great use of white space and I love the different techniques. Have a great day tomorrow and enjoy your mini-break! Jo x

Tiffany said...

Ooh Dawn! Happy Birthday to you! You deserve the best my friend, hope it will be fun and relaxing for you on your trip!

Your cards are beautiful! It's so hard to appreciate our own work sometimes, I know I struggle too - but I am delighted that you got to spend some time chatting, creating, and being with friends!

Suzanne C said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! Lovely cards. Sorry your mojo wasn't their for your stamping party and hopefully it will come back quickly.

Vanessa said...

What a great selection of beautiful cards, Dawn! Love them!

Monika Reeck said...

Woow Dawn I love your card number 2 and 3 is it with CB paper wooow I love that paper looks elegant...may I have some from you :)...love your simple and lovely card Dawn....hugs

AnitaRex said...

Such great cards Dawn! I love the lines embossing, and I like how on one it's on top! :>