Saturday, 22 August 2009

The Sugar Bowl challenge

I made this card 2 days ago for the Sugar Bowl challenge but forgot to post it, well to be honest I didn't forget to post it, I just didn't bother. My hearts just not in it just now and I am really struggling to make a decent card. Anyway you don't want to hear me feeling sorry for myself, you came to see my card. The challenge over at the Sugar Bowl is a sketch by Judy and the extra of making handmade flowers. Here's what I managed to come up with.
I would never normaly use a red and brown colour combo but I had a red K&Co stack on my table and mucked about making these flowers with it then couldn't be bothered making more in another colour for my card so I just stuck with the red (and used soem otehr red paper from a DCWV stack too) and the brown was another K&Co stack that was lying there so I just took the top sheet out and used it. My thinking was if it looks terrible together it doesn't really matter because it will probably look terrible no matter what colours I use, so that's where my colour combo came from. That was a bit long winded wasn't it? lol.
I really wanted to use this Sugar Nellie stamp because I bought 4 a few months back and have only used 2 of them so wanted to ink them up and this is one of them. I realised after I had made half the card and hadn't coloured my image, that all my red copics are running out! (again!!) so I decided I would paper piece her.Probably not the best idea I have ever had. It's not one of my stamps I would of choose if I knew I would be paper piecing because she has tiny fiddly bits to cut out, but I did it anyway. I used the same K&Co papers on her and only coloured her hair and skin and the little butterfly because that would just be silly to paper piece it lol.
The dragonflies on the strip of red are a stamp I got free in a magazine and I just stamped a few randomly with distress ink.
The ric rac at the top is velvet feel stuff and is there to cover an accident, it is lighter irl. I did put 2 rows of pearls with pearl paint but I forgot I had left it to dry and put something else on top of it, so it was all squashed and a bit of a mess!
I think that's it for this card. Oh I made my flowers with the SU! 5 petal punch and a Dovecraft flower punch. Punched 3 SU! ones and 2 of the Dovecraft ones for each flower. Embossed the backs to curl them and layered them up.
Well that's it from me, hope you are all having a great weekend. I may not be making much cards but I will stop by your blogs to see what you have been up to :)

Hugs Lora x


Angie said...

aww hun,
I hope you get your craftiness back real soon,
Miss seeing your lovely cards,
Hope u r ok,

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well your mojo may be missing and ou don't feel like creating but holy moly! don't be so hard on yourself!!! we all go thru it! and for someone "in your condition" (feeling down) your card is still gorgeous! yep. sure it. love those flowers and the colors are not bad at all! so there! now take a deep breath and SMILE!


Curt in Carmel said...

You poor thing! You gotta snap out of it girly girl! You do great work, and this one is wonderful! I hate reading how seemingly down you are! OK I'm here to help. . .picture me with pom poms . . .LOL Oh Lord. . . and a one and a two. . .

Go! Go! Go! Lora! Go! Go! Go!

Your mojo's gone but it will come back!

You just gotta stand up and cut you some slack!

Your cards are fab and so are you,
I hate hearing that you are sad and blue.
Just pick up those stamps and stamp away.

Just remember tomorrow is another creative day!

How was that for a quick made up cheer??? I don't just do this for anyone you know! LOL Hang in there kiddo!



craftykitten said...

Oh you poor thing,
It's just awful when your creativity flies out the window isn't it. Not to worry hun, it will come back - it inevitably gets lonely out there in the wilderness and so seeks solace in the places it knows - i.e your head!!! Keep smiling babe - it will be back!!!
Hugz Dawn xx

Ellie said...

I am so sorry you don't feel like creating. I do love this card. Love the image and the paper piecing is fabulous. Great sketch too.

I just went through no mojo myself not too long ago ( I am sure you remember) so I know exactly too well how you feel. Hang in there it will return - I promise.