A crafting weekend is a good weekend. Unless everything you try to make fails badly. I didn’t have the most creatively successful weekend over the last couple of days. I made a few really dodgy cards (probably won’t show you those) and a couple of OK ones. This ones comes under the OK heading, I think.
I wanted to do a quirky card. One that would make someone smile. Something with a bird image (naturally) and probably a hat or a crown (goes without saying). I also wanted to go with a different colour scheme to the ones I would normally use. I have SO MUCH paper and I use SO LITTLE of it. I just always go for the same colours and patterns/themes. So, I stepped out of my comfort zone here.
I’m happy with this one. Cutting out the tiny wee feet drove me batty but I succeeded in not snipping any toes off, so that’s a good thing. Her crown is a little wonky but that’s ok. None of us are perfect 🙂
Happy Sunday! I have been crafting all day, making a lovely mess and trying not to get too discouraged with the less-than-inspiring work I am producing. There’s that awesome self-esteem of mine again! Actually, I am trying to just be content with the fact I made anything today and holding on to that as a small victory (my creative oomph has been rather oomph-less lately). I am having a small market stall at a local vintage and craft market next month (eek – time is flying by!) and I want to have lots of different things on it to attract different people. I’ll have jewellery and cards plus some sewn/embroidered items my Mum is providing. Her stuff always adds a touch of class and professionalism to my amateurish offerings
*slaps wrist for bad self-esteem again*
I have been making cards for the last couple of weeks because I haven’t got a lot in stock at the moment, having sold them all (or used them myself) before Christmas. I’ve been trying to use up what papers I have, using colours and designs I might not usually go for. It’s hard – you can easily get stuck in a rut where colour and design are concerned. I am also a bit obsessed with my speckled eggs, wings and hats. I always want to put a hat on a bird. It just seems right to me. Maybe it makes it more quirky and less serious? I don’t know. But sometimes you just need to put a hat on a bird. Or wings on an egg. Etc etc. A bit of whimsy goes a long way I say. Or it just really annoys people and they walk away poo-poohing your creations. That’s ok too.
Anyway – here is what I have made today :
1. A simple, more masculine card with rusty colours and not much fussiness…
2. Bird with hat. Need I say more?
3. Another slightly more masculine card.
4. Crowns and wings on eggs. Why not?
5. Bird and hat and diamantes and braid. Pink and girly and just a bit silly.
6. I wasn’t at all pleased with this card but I think it’s ok now. I guess it’s not horrible…
So, a few cards made but lots to go. My house is a complete shambles at the moment – stuff everywhere. But I do not have time to feel guilty about it just now. Today I just enjoyed being quiet and busy (but a nice kind of busy) alone with my own thoughts, some music and plenty of tea. Life has been stressful and complicated just lately and I needed a recharge day, away from everyone and everything. Back to work tomorrow but I will be wishing for the end of the week to come quickly so I can have another crafty day to myself.
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, whatever you are up to 🙂