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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Where has my mojo gone??

My mojo has up and left me once again! What is it with that? Sometimes I just can't get it together no matter how hard I try.  This was a perfect example.  I needed to make a card for my sister-in-law. I already had the image I wanted to use and everything, but just had some kind of mental block when it came time to putting the darned thing together!  It ended up okay, but not one of my favorites.  I'm going to have to make another attempt to use this image because I really LOVE it!!

Okay....so here goes.... The image is a digital one from Dude Time Doodles and it's called Fannie Fart!  How funny is that?!! They have some really cute images.
As with a lot of the funny images I've found, this one was discovered on Jeanie's The Spotted Chick's blog! She is so funny, clever and talented - and she always has such a great spin on the images she uses. You'll have to check out her blog if you've never visited because she is one funny lady!

I printed Fannie on Bella's Bestest white cardstock and colored her with Copics. I paper pieced her dress using some paper from the Basic Grey Offbeat collection, the ribbon in her hair and the bows on her shoes. A little shading was done with my Prismacolor pencils and I sponged some chalk ink around the inside edges of my Nestie. For once, I remembered to do some stitching! (my memory finally kicked in!!)

Okay....so all that was the easy part....

Then came the actual 'putting together' part. (ugh)  I don't know why I struggled so much, but I did. There were all kinds of possibilities of layouts and papers to use, so why the struggle you might ask.  I wish I could answer that! Finally, I came up with a plan and put it together. It's very basic, but here is the finished card:

I wanted to incorporate some green into the card so I used it as shading around the image. At the time, I had no idea how that would turn out, but it kind of looks like the "stench" coming from her "poof", doesn't it?!!  (hee hee!) Then I still needed to add some more green to tie it together and I just got this great die from MFT - Fancy Flourish - I LOVE their dies!! They cut so nice and clean! MFT has a new website and I couldn't find this flourish to link it, but I know they still have it - maybe they're just out right now. Once I cut the flourish out of the green paper and put it up against the card....oh my...it kind of looked like part of the plan!! It looked like another part of the "poof"!! 

Well, sometimes everything just falls into place even when you don't have a plan. That's what happened this time anyway.  Because there really was NO plan!!

Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment was borrowed from Jeanie's card - it was just so fitting, how could I not?!!  The sentiment was computer generated so I was able to use part of the digital image (the "poof" part!).  Another green swirl, a little bit of the paper used on the front and FINALLY I got this together! (whew!) As always, I just had to add a little glitter:  clear gel pen to her eyelids, earrings and shoes; Stickles Star Dust glitter glue to the fancy flourish die.

I guess that's it for today!

Have a great weekend! 

2 comments:

Jacee said...

Hi Priscilla, I know what you mean about your mojo takin' a hike, it's so frustrating, have had the same problem myself on occasions, but fear not, it does come back, I find its best to just chill, not worry about making any cards, take the pressure off, and it will come back, I promise you.
As for your card, well how fabulous, I love amusing cards and this one is great, you've done a wonderful job with it, just think how amazing you'll be when your mojo's back in top gear!!! LOL
A fantastic card, I love it!
Hugs Jacee

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous ♥ ♥ ♥ Pops x