Do you ever hit a “block” with your creativity? You know, a time where you sit down to make a card or a scrapbook page and absolutely nothing you do “works?!” I hit one of those blocks this weekend, as I was trying to complete my fall colored entry for SUO’s challenge. Despite the great ideas in my mind; nothing, but, nothing, was coming together on paper. Finally, I pulled up my Inspiration File and started scrolling through the various ideas I’ve saved for just such a time. In my quest for inspiration, I once again watched Susan Campfield’s tutorial on a “glowing” Magnificent Maple. After watching the video I decided to give it a try. Inking up the image was fun; but, then I was faced with how I wanted to mount the image and once again my creative juices would not flow. I turned the lights off and left my studio, determined a good night’s rest would help. Early the next morning, I revisited the card and decided to gold emboss a Magnificent Maple leaf and attach it in such a way that it looked like it was drifting to the ground. Ahhh, I was finally pleased enough to declare the card “finished!” So, what do you do when you face a creativity block? I’d love to hear from you.
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Magnificent Maple, En Francais
STAMPIN UP INK: Versamark, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Cherry Cobble, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
ACCESSORIES: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, mini pearls, paper piercer