1.18.2011

Ugh...

My creative mojo has gone missing again.  I couldn't even find it for a class that I'm teaching tonight!  And even though it is against my better judgment, I'm going to share these not-so-hot cards with y'all today.

First up, my "Love ya' bots" (get it, love ya' lots) card... very cute play on words me thinks, but the card kinda sucks.  It was really late at night, and wasn't feelin' it.

Next up, a card that started out wonderful and ended up as a whoopsie.  I'm going to do it over again, and this time I'm gonna leave off the vertical hearts & the three dots on the right.  And I'm gonna make sure that the cute little owl is centered.

And believe it or not, the pinks really do match in person.  Once again, my sucky photo-taking skills show up.  But I'm moving on!

This last one, I actually like a little bit.  Next time I might not make as many heart balloons, but otherwise, it's pretty cute.
 
I paper-pieced the car & colored the rest with Prismacolor pencils & mineral oil blending.  I masked the heart balloons and drew in the streamers &  mini-heart exhaust.  And of course, Stickles glitter glue is my friend  :)

What do you think?
 
Card details:
 
 
Owl Love You:  Be Square, He Likes Me, Fabulous Frames, Awesome Blossoms, &  Love You stamp sets, Lilly Anna dp, Lilly Anna & white ultrasmooth cs, Bazzill & misc. grey cs, Jewel Tone chalks, Dove Blender, Juliette ribbon, button, misc. glitter
 
Love Bug:  Bug of Fun & He Likes Me stamp sets, Uptown Girl dp, black & premium white cs, paper piercer, Prismacolor pencils, Glossy Accents, Icicle Stickles, Micron pen

17 comments:

StampinCarol said...

If these are from mojo hiding from ya, may mine hide more often! these are great! I really like the robots and the owl is a very close 2nd. The car is behind by a bumper....

Angela K said...

Yeah! I have been missing seeing all your creative wonders! And I just have to say, I think that if this is what you do with a lack of mojo, I for one am a bit jealous! Very fun cards, love the "love bug". TFS

Seleise said...

This is my work on my best day and for you it's your worst. lol! You're so freaking talented, my friend. Give yourself a break! The heart exhaust is super cute and the vertical hearts are groovy! :) very funny "love bots" and super cute cards!

Chris said...

Yes, you are too hard on yourself...I think the first one would be perfect (maybe without the tab?), the owl is really cute on the label and that last one? Great - I do love all of those balloons! :)

Glittered Paws said...

If your mojo is hidign then mine is completly gone!!! Love all the cards - especially the cute little owl.

Patti J said...

Barbie doll, I love both of these! I'm so glad to see you out here sharing, and I think that little pink owl is the ca-utest thing I've seen today! Great job on both cards! Hugs...

Sonia said...

Beautiful Creation as always! Love the Pink Owl. I like Owl images.
Great job!

Greetings from Puerto Rico
Sony

Poppit said...

I see no evidence of lost mojo!!! These cards are so cute! LOVE the last one :-)

Andrea C said...

If even my best attempts looked like these I would be well chuffed. They are just brilliant x

Miranda said...

Well I think your not so hot cards are HOT HOT HOT!!!!!! TFS

Debra Hensley said...

Barb- even with out mojo you still got plenty of mojo! Love all three...coloring on the owl is fabulous! I'm just so happy to see your creations-you always inspire.

Anna said...

I think they are all cute! Love the paper pieced bug!

Lisa T said...

Barb, Barb, Barb... When are you going to believe that we wish all of our cards could be as good as your "so-so's". :) Thanks for the idea with the robots. I bought that set to have something non-girly but I have the worst time coming up with anything for it.

Cynthia said...

Barb! I have not idea what your talking about. All of your cards are beautiful. Pass your "lost mojo" to me!! I will take it any day to put out incredible cards like you:)


Cynthia

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Barb! I just love the cute images! Great coloring... and photo taking!

Kim said...

Great to see you posting again...

I agree with all of the comments above!

Even without your usual Mojo your cards ROCK girl!!!!

Trudy Osborn said...

Um, I think you make me SICK!!!! LOL, jk....it's just that I agree with the rest. Most of us would be thrilled to have your bad mojo days any of the time.