This post is for all those people out there that have mental blocks or loss of “mojo” or just plain old bad days at the stamping or scrapping table. A few of the girls in my team have commented on just that recently and after a week of fighting off the kids diseases I’ve been a bit the same myself! So what motivates you to create? What do you find helps you when you have hit a brick wall? Me, I just try to look around me to see if there is an interesting colour combination or I go and check out (ok, ok STALK) a couple of my favourite stampers or scrappers and usually after a few blogs I’m thinking ooooh I like that, I could do “this” or some such thing! I also like to do any number of the challenges that you can find out there in “blogland”.
Anyway, back onto the Operation Inspiration I looked around the house and what had I been looking at all week – the Tissue Boxes!! So my challenge to my team members and anyone else out there who is reading is to take what you will from the following picture. Be it colours, layout, design – whatever! Just be inspired by either or both of the boxes!
And my cards are:
The first card (above) was inspired by the tissue box on the top! I’ve used:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Choc Chip, Garden Green & Green Galore
Ink: Choc Chip & Green Galore
Accessories: Boho Blossom Punch with co-ordinating One of a Kind Stamp Set
Stamps: Oh So Lovely – Level one Hostess
I’ll take a better picture in the daytime & I apologise in advance for the wonky Thank you. It looks straighter in real life! Although they do say that the camera never lies!! LOL
This next card was a little trickier. I do not like Orchid Opulence. I do not like it Sam I am. We aren’t really friends, If you know what I mean?? Anyway this card came a little hard to me and I am not loving it at all BUT it was inspired by the second tissue box and that was the object of the game! It also gave me another good idea which I will try out maybe later this weekend!
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red & Orchid Opulence Markers, Celery and Green Galore pads
Accessories: Just my trusty paper snips to cut out. I also the markers to get the streaky kind of effect.
So, if you want to participate or even just leave me your two cents worth then please by all means do. I’m going to try to post an Operation Inspiration every once in a while (lets be honest – I’ll never manage weekly!) to keep our creative juices flowing!
Until Next time,