Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Forced Creativity

Sorry for the lapse in postings.  I could get into details but I'll just leave it at a "I wasn't in the creative mood."  Truth is I really wasn't today either, but I forced myself, and it was good.  Sometimes I guess we have to get back into the things we really love to make us aware of what they give us.  For about 30 minutes I didn't think about the dread.  I have to admit it was tough!  Look at the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge I had to work with:

Now some of you may think that with two girls this should be easy...but I really do find it hard to work with pink.  Maybe it's because I don't consider myself a girly girly?!?!  I made a card, again I was on a time crunch.  I found a sketch I liked that had a large circle, but I couldn't get the rest of the card to work, so I punted and this is what I ended up with:

The circle is the only thing that made the card.  I love (love) this hexagon embossing folder and sadly it was the first time I've used it.  I embossed the polka dot pattern from the DSP stacks and carefully cut out the hexagons.  For the butterflies, I used my markers and colored the images (for the large one, I went lightest in the middle to darkest on the outside and vice versa for the smaller one), spritzed with some water and stamped on my watercolor paper.  The best thing is they were punched with coordinating punches-no fussy cutting for me!

So there.  My forced creativity wasn't such a struggle and got me going again!  Be sure to head over and see what the rest of the team has designed and just maybe force yourself into playing along with us!


  1. I am so glad that you did force yourself, don't let life's struggles get you bogged down, I know what seems hard right now will help you and all of us to learn how to become stronger! Your are amazing, and so was your forced creativity!!

  2. I am loving this embossing folder with the patterned paper cut out. I think I am going to have to try this. Great card!