Sunday, March 15, 2009

Think I Lost it Again

Here are a couple of cards for some challenges I finished several days ago, but I'm not very happy with how they turned out so hadn't posted them yet. I decided to go ahead and post them because I haven't been able to come up with anything else, so guess the ol' mojo has taken a walk - again. Hope it comes back soon, and hangs around longer this time. :)
First up is the card I did for the Whiff of Joy Challenge. This week was a sketch by Heather for us to follow. I colored the Willow With Flowers image with Prismacolors blended with baby oil, chalked around her and added Flower Soft. I think all the layers were my downfall with this one, I don't know. At any rate, all DP is by Hot Off The Press, including the shimmery BG. Made the flowers from scraps of the DP.
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Willow With Flowers, Verve Artful Elegance.
Paper: Hot Off The Press DP, The Paper Studio CS.
Ink: Stazon, Colorbox Queues on the flowers.
Accessories: Flower and leaf punches, Flower Soft, rhinestone, Stickles, Pebbles Chalks.

This card is for the Crafty Secrets challenge on SCS. This one had a recipe to follow, to use ribbon or lace, brads or buttons, and paper piercing. Thought I would use the Mojo Monday sketch to finish up. Should have been pretty simple with all that, but after coloring the image from the Garden Girls set I couldn't seem to make it come together like I wanted. Bottom DP is from My Mind's Eye. Had a piece of wide lace that I attached to blue CS, and then the matted image over that. Did the paper piercing in the scallops around the image. The flowers were from a MS hydranga punch, attached with brads, then added Stickles to the brads. Corners seemed bare, so I added some swirlies in a couple different shades of blue.
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Garden Girls, Verve filigree Fantasy.
Paper: The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Stazon.
Accessories: Lace, brads, Stickles, Martha Stewart Hydranga punch, Pebbles chalks, Nestabilities.

25 comments:

nessy said...

two gorgeous cards ~ both so very pretty ~ delightful creations
vanessa xx

Lori Washburn said...

Very pretty card~ I love the way you colored it and the flower/brad embellies! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Both cards are beautiful Nancy!! Love the soft colors you used on your Whiff of Joy card and the CS card is colored so perfectly!! Love the use of the lace panel ... awesome idea. I would say that your MOJO is JUST FINE!! Keep 'em coming and thanks for playing along with the challenge!!

Beth said...

I think these are fab! I love the pretty flowers on your WOJ card xx

JULS~ said...

Alo Nancy!

Are you kiddin me?!?!?!

You still *Got It*, girl! Both of your cards are lovely! I love the way you layer things and all the details - so cute! Plus, how are you able to keep up with all the challenges on top of everything else!?

Have an awesome day! Is the sun shining in San Antonio yet? It's still overcast in Dallas...

{xoxo} Juls~

Janine said...

These are fabulous Nancy!! I know sometimes you just can't think of anything and you don't feel like creating... It will come back!!

Yvonne said...

Well, I think they look great, Nancy! The image on the second one is gorgeous!
Hugs, Yvonne.

angeljakki said...

what lovely cards. Thank you for your kind comments x

Curt in Carmel said...

If my missing mojo looked like yours, I'd be happy! These are wonderful! I do know what you are going through as you know. We are on the same mojo platform waiting for our mojo train to come in! LOL Best, Curt

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Nancy, this is fantastic cards!!!!
I love colours and little details.
Hugs, Mumur

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Nancy, these are both beautiful. You still got it and you just don't know it. :) Very nice job, so go for a walk and maybe you'll find what you think you've lost. Hugs,

Daniela/Neliz said...

Thank you soooo much for youre comment!! :D

And youre cards, wow, they are amazing aswell! Super Super CUTE!

hugs, Daniela/Neliz
(www.neliz.se)

gina g said...

Hi Nancy I think its lovely very pretty card and beautiful colouring.

Thank you for your comments on my blog. luv gina xx

cats whiskers said...

I think your eyes are bad dear these cards are both stunning love the beautiful colours and the flowers on the first one re stunning
Hugs Jacqui x

Jodi said...

These are great cards!! I see nothing wrong with them. I love the embellishments you used on your first card. The coloring is so soft and sweet! Your second card is very vintage and I love vintage too! I say you did awesome for the challenges!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Cindy Haffner said...

Both your cards are stunning, I love them both.

Barb said...

Both cards are terrific! The WOJ challenge was just that, wasn't it! But you did a beautiful job! I just love your Prismacoloring.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Nancy, I think that both of these creations are very elegant and I love the coloring on your WOJ image as well as the vintage style of your second creation!! Don't give it up!! Keep going...it'll come!! :) HUGS TO YOU!!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Nancy, the cards are great!!! I am laughing about the "lost mojo" commentary. My advice is when the mojo goes...you need to buy something. LOL!!!! This is why I have sooooo much stuff!!!! I did say it was advice....just probably NOT GOOD advice!!! LOL!!!!

Michelle said...

I'm 16 posts behind...I've got some ready to do! You've been a very busy girl! These cards are adorable. Where do you get all these images? They are so ca-ute!

knitwit said...

These cards are BEAUTIFUL!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Gosh I think both cards are lovely. I love the addition of the punched flowers and leaves.

Shirley said...
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Shirley said...

Wish this was my lack of Mojo! Your first card is just so beautiful. Love the image and those flowers are beautiful. The BG DP is perfect for it too! Your second card is just so precious. The corners are vintage perfect and so are the BG DP's and the flowers too.

Nina said...

this cards are simply sweet nancy... I really love the top one.. probably cause they are more spring colors and I am soo ready for spring to really arrive here in Indiana!!