Sunday, October 31, 2010

When my design mojo deserts me...






















...and this happens quite frequently, I might add...I love sketches to help jump start it. Today, I got to play a little bit. I don't know what happened with my plans to sleep in. All I know is that after a Harry Potter movie marathon yesterday, plus the emotional stuff from going to the cemetary on Friday, I figured I'd sleep until at least 9:00 this morning. Nope. I woke up at 5:30ish. What in the heck? I tried to get back to sleep, but no dice. So, I got up, got dressed in some bum around comfies, and read a book for a bit, then settled in at my craft table. I made three cards. Not many, but I still feel like I accomplished something.










I made the top card for the Just Magnolia challenge (link in my sidebar). I am now addicted to Magnolia stamps and I blame it all on my friend Brenda. She introduced me to Tilda and Edwin. At first, I didn't get it. I told her that they were creepy because they don't have any mouths. They reminded me of that Twilight episode that I haven't seen in years, but it apparently traumatized me enought that I remember it! Anyhow, Bren kept creating with them and I started realizing just how cute they were. Then I read the reason that they don't have mouths...Magnolias are angels. Since angels speak with their hearts, they have no need of mouths. Yeah, the marshmallow in me was all gooey. Now my wallet is much lighter, because I bought lots of Magnolia stamps. I particularly love this one. She's colored with copics, has liquid applique for "fur" and glossy accents to give her little boots some shine. Don't ask me what color copics I used, because I might just laugh at you. I tend to color my images ahead of time, then search for paper that matches when I'm feeling crafty. I have had this little Tilda colored for more than a month.












So, anyhow, I also uploaded a Whiff of Joy card. I love this image from Whiff of Joy. She's just so cute with her little winter outfit. I based it on the sketch at Mojo Monday and entered it in the Whiff of Joy challenge, as well. And no, the picture is not crooked. The image and papers on the card are deliberately tilted. Again, don't ask what color copics grace this little girl, because I'm clueless. What else is new?












Happy Halloween to all of you internet junkies and everyone else, too. I'm off to see if my design mojo has returned or if I'll need to find another sketch. Hey, at least one benefit to that is that there is usually a challenge prize attached. I'm all about that!!!












Why are you still reading? Shouldn't you be giving out some candy right about now?!?! And don't look at me....the kids in my neighborhood are at a party. I guess the parents figure it's safer that way, but I sure miss seeing all of the costumes.

4 comments:

Brenda said...

Hey Gina, I loved reading your commentary!!! I just turned off my lights, got tired of getting up and down every few minutes to hand out candy!!
I love these cards, and am so glad that you got some time in your craft room today. Also glad that you got to head over to the cemetery and had good weather for it.

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

I LOVE that liquid fur applique. I've never seen it before. You're one talented lass, aren't you?

Trina said...

This post was still in my new stack on Reader... I'm glad you're trying to explain the Magnolia thing; I can't say I'm really feeling them. I've seen nice cards - like yours - with them, but I'm not on that yet...

Trina said...

And I think both of these came together wonderfully! Great flowers, paper, and coloring on both.