Oh Monday, Monday... how y'all doin' today?
I'd love to say that I got tons of stuff done yesterday but alas, I did not. I don't know why but the last couple days I've kind of found myself in a bit of a creative funk. Not a lot of mojo or motivation floating around apparently. Some of it may stem from a feeling of being in a bit of a rut with my card designs. I'm hoping that something will spark a new direction here soon. I'm not looking for a complete overhaul by any means, as I know what I like and what I like to use... I just have that feeling of wanting to streeeeetch outside my comfort zone and see where it takes me. Wish me luck that inspiration strikes sooner rather than later! :)
And I wasn't completely without inspiration yesterday... as I did have some new stamps to play with. If you've followed me for awhile you know that I love the older fairy stamp sets from Pergamano. I've been totally keeping an eye out for any new additions to that line and while there has been nothing new from Pergamano it looks like the artist of the fairy images is now working with Nellie Snellen (and Sugar Nellie too but that will be a separate post, LOL). That means new images, yeah! So far I've only found them available in UK stores but I couldn't help myself and placed an order anyway. Considering the distance these little fairies had to fly to get to me I still got them super quick which was great!
The first little gal that I inked up is called Star, isn't she sweet? I may have chosen to take a small break from the Halloween cards for this but the colors still seem to be leaning towards that fall-ish look if you ask me. I paired her up with some gorgeous new Farmhouse papers from Crate and in an attempt to shake things up, I played a bit more with textures by adding the twill letters for my sentiment and ruffling the crochet lace around the image. I really like how this turned out but it still doesn't feel like the direction I'm searching for. No eureka! moment if you know what I mean. ;)
Anywho... I love the stamp, like the card, and I'm sure this crafty funk won't last forever.
Thanks for listening to me moan a bit, LOL... you guys are the best!
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper/border sticker- Crate Paper (Farmhouse)
stamp- Nellie Snellen (Sweet Elin Star)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Lil Davis alpha twill tabs
Making Memories stick pin
Hero Arts crochet lace
Martha Stewart border punch
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, Y23, Y26, E13, E35
clothes- G21, G24, YG63, YG67, YR12, YR14, E09, BG13, BG09, BG18, Y11, Y32, Y35, E74, E77, E79, E49
wings- Y000, Y00, 0