I have been experiencing serious "stamper's block" all day. I'm not even sure if that sentence is grammatically correct, but you get what I mean, right? I tried combining challenges, doing them individually....nothing seemed to be working. I keep using the excuse that I don't have all the right tools, but seriously, technology (or lack of) shouldn't get in the way of creativity. I'm still trying to find my style, and I know what I'm trying to develop. I'm just not sure how to get there.
I've been stamping since October 2009, and the problem is that I'm in a rush to reach a level that a lot of stampers have got to after several years of being in the field. Of course, there are those whose cards are just amazing right from the get go. And then there's me, who's kind of floating around. Oh my gosh, I sound depressed!!! But I'm really not:) I'm just venting a little.
Having gone back and forth with all the different challenges, I decided to try the ABC Challenge : O is for One Paper. I kept telling myself, "Keep it simple", and then felt inspired to use my sewing machine. I realised after the card was done, that it could be entered for 3 more challenges!! Sophisti-cat Challenge #22 and Crafty Creations Challenge #55 both required stitching. And Creative Belli Blog Challenge #85 asked for butterflies or dragonflies. Well, I decided to give them one butterfly. Hope that counts!!!
I took a close-up of the card so you can see my perfect stitching skills (Ahem!!!). And the other pic shows the front and back of the paper I used. The colours are completely different but it really is just one paper that I used!
Well, I think I'm beginning to feel a little motivated now!! Hoping to attack more challenges this evening, depending on how long it takes to clean my kitchen. I'm off...Namaste!!