Thursday, November 10, 2011

Return of the mojo, sort of...

For the past week, I have felt a little 'blah' about creating.  I would see all of these inspiring creations from others and then sit at my table and think 'hmmm.....' I have created a few things for some upcoming projects that I didn't want to post yet, but other than the things I HAD to make, there hasn't been much creativity flowing.  So tonight I decided, no matter what, I was going to make something!  I pulled out my silver glimmer paper, punched a few ornaments, and got everything ready to color them.  If you have yet to be exposed to this technique, I saw this for the first time at Debbie's Designs.  She is so nice, super talented and always has the best tutorials! Anyway, as I sat there playing with my aqua painter (first time!) and the ink, things just sort of clicked.  I was having fun, not worrying about the end product (which was AWESOME!) and just experimented with the ink and paper.  So as my ornaments were drying, I starting thinking about this super cute image my super talented, always funny, friend, Lisa at You Made Me Ink, had posted a looong time ago that I had printed and colored.  I was waiting for just the right inspiration to strike so I could use this and I came up with this...

It's a little hard to appreciate from the picture, but the image of the 'not so perfect' snow family has been given a few little touches after the coloring.  I used dazzling details on the ground and accented the hat, Mother's scarf, and the instigator's earmuffs with crystal effects.  I really love this image and had to remember the many, 'not so perfect,' family pictures I have been a part of over the years.  It also seemed so fitting since there are four in our family (five if you count the dog).  Maybe I'll have to talk Lisa into commissioning a special image with Shadow knocking both of the kids down.  He is notorious for this!

 Because of the coloring, and added touches to this card, not to mention the glimmer snowflakes that I punched (glitter everywhere!) I decided this qualified for the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  They are looking for 'over the top' cards.  You know, the ones that you make and love, but say "Never again..."  Not saying I won't ever do this again, but I sure wouldn't want to make 20 or 30 of these!

Just in case you wanted to see my tinted ornaments...
I'm hoping to be able to do something with these over the weekend. Wish me luck!

Card Recipe: Cardstock- pear pizzazz, whisper white, poppy parade DSP (in colors stack), glimmer paper, Ink- assorted SU markers, Stamp Set-image from Lisa M, Accessories-pear pizzazz seam binding, dazzling details, crystal effects, non SU snowflake punch

Ornaments: Silver Glimmer paper, cherry cobbler  and marina mist reinkers, aqua painter, ornament punch


  1. Oh my goodness!
    LOLOLOL! You've done an amazing job on your card. :) I absolutely love the story post and all the wonderful "over the top" extras you've added to the image. :) I also picked up on the "hint"...hahaha. :D
    Thank you so much for using this image, Margaret...your card is adorable...and I'm not saying that in a 'biased' way. You really coordinated this so lovely and I hope the recipient gets a kick out of all your hard work.
    p.s...I have a tag in your labels?? How cool is that! LOL
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the sparkles. We will be having a sparkly Christmas card challenge over at Perfect Sentiment in December and if you still have your mojo going I hope you will come join us!

  3. Look at all the sparkly details! Love it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  4. First of all the stamped snowmen are hilarious. I love the glitter and the crystal effects....makes it pop like real snow. From the looks of this card, I'd say you might be out of your "blah" stage. :) Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. What a funny image!!! The snowflakes are pretty and I love the "snow"! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  6. That image is too funny! Those glittery snowflakes are the perfect compliment to your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  7. I love how you colored the image and snow underneath the snow men looks wonderful. The snowflakes at the bottom of the card are wonderfully over the top. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  8. That image is hysterical!! LOVE this cute card! Looks like your mojo is definitely back!! Your tinted glimmer paper is also really, really (did I mention really!!) awesome!!! What a very clever idea! :)


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