Thursday, February 24, 2011

WOYWW #90 - I'm glad to be back!

I can't believe that it is Wednesday again. And I'm finally back again after a month long drought in the studio. I've been poking about here and there, but with no real direction or inspiration. Kinda strange with all that stash ready to be put to paper and such.  I have been hibernating more or less with snow and gray skies - but mostly playing with the silly cat who demands lots of attention. 

I have made a few little goodies for Valentine's day, but nothing like the frenzy of a year ago. Here is a little banner for my sis and her daughters - it's their last name deLuca, but I'll give you a close up for the de-tails. As you can tell, I used Tim Holtz's Baroque die for the background and his rosettes for the center. Lots of color that I made myself with Adirondack wild plum reinker and perfect pearls. I like the way it looks with the dusty concord distress ink and purple stickles. It's more of a spring banner than a valentine theme.
 I also did a small piece for my nephew's 17th birthday. It is grungeboard with paint dabber, crackle paint, distress ink and various do-dads with alcohol ink, perfect pearls and more. Thank goodness he liked it - you never know with teenage boys. Maybe it was the cash I put in with the plaque?!!!
 I also did a class on brayered background at the local stamp store - Buffalo Stamps and Stuff. That's the card you see on the right. Talk about a technique! I love the effects you get with it and I'll get around to practicing it more one of these days.

Perhaps my creative blockage is from having too many choices of stash to play with - more likely it has to do with mental blockage!  I guess I have accomplished a few things in the atelier, and promise to do better in the coming weeks.

To joing the world-wide blog hop pop over to Julia's and enjoy the fun.

Hope you have time to creative something fun - even smiles and laughter count! 


Helen said...

Love that purple - what a great combination - one I will try out myself. Hope your block clears soon, I have been on a spending splurge recently and lots of new things to play with - sometimes it's hard to know where to start!

Lori said...

Love the banner, and the cards are wonderful! So good to see you back in the creative mode, sometimes it's best to just sit back and re-evaluate! Nothing wrong with that!

oneoff said...

The colours on your banner are gorgeous, and I like the plaque you made for your nephew - no wonder he was pleased!

Bernie x

Susan said...

Love that banner Vicki! Glad your nephew liked his plaque... it's fabulous!
Susan xxox #16

okienurse said...

Very nice banner and plaque! Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting around but life happens. Vickie #148

Julia Dunnit said...

I love it - you say you've just been pottering baout not doing uch and then reel out photos of three great projects!! Over stash is a problem we all have - why not get a few bits out and challenge yourself to use them before moving worked for me..once!

Helen said...

Too much stash??? Never. but I do know what you mean about sometimes just not knowing where to start. Love what you have made though - your work is always fabulous.