I am still struggling with a total lack of mojo. It's been a month that crafting has seemed like a chore. Ugh. Today was no exception. I knew exactly what I was doing with this sketch and I confidently pulled out a stencil and my stash of Distress Oxides. I also knew I needed a Thinking of You card for a friend so that narrowed down the sentiment. How hard could it be? Two full hours later - I managed to put together a color combo that I liked, brush on four stripes and stamp a sentiment without leaving fingerprints. We won't talk about all of the false starts during that process! This should have been a 10-minute card!!
The final struggle was finding purple cardstock for the strip. I'm very matchy-matchy. How is that I have complete sets of cardstock from five companies and there wasn't a single one in the same purple-tone as the Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink? This one at least coordinates but I really wanted something a bit softer.
OK, I'm done complaining. The reality is that I've been passionate about this hobby for 15+ years. A little lack of mojo here and there is to be expected. Luckily there are fabulous stamps and beautiful inks and wonderful die cuts and other tools - so even when the process isn't feeling quite right for me, I can get something together.
I hope to see you playing along - and I hope you thoroughly enjoy the process of creating your card!!
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studios Scripted Bold Sentiments 1, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Faith
Ink: Distress Oxides in Old Paper, Bundled Sage and Shaded Lilac
Stencil: Altenew Watercolor Stripes