Friday, March 9, 2012

Let the creativity flow…

Have you ever been in a creative rut? That’s what has been going on with me lately. I’ve been blogging for years, making cards for years, the same kind of things..for years.  I thought a few breaks would help and in a way they did but I still just felt blah when it came to creating.

I have been challenged to improve my coloring skills and that has helped a little bit. But I still felt in a rut. Crazy thoughts crossed my mind like I should stop blogging, stop creating. But I knew in my heart that wasn’t going to happen, I love to create.

And then Susana got some new products in. And I rolled my eyes as they are more “mixed media” type products. Not for me I said. As I’ve always said about mixed media/altered/Tim Holtz type products/styles-not for me.

And then I tried a few of the new products.

I can’t explain the sparks that started flying in my brain. The happy giddy giggles I use to get that started to come out.  The desire to create and play and create came back with a force.

So instead of continuing to label myself..I gave myself permission to embrace it and let it flow. I even signed up for an online class with Tim Holtz!

I’m excited! and the biggest thing is that I want to create again! I may not fully embrace the total mixed media/grunge type style but I can find my own fun, Danni style!

So I hope you’ll stick with my on my new creativity journey!

Here’s my first project using my most favorite glitter paints and templates.

rosea

roseasparklea little better view of the sparkle

roseaside  

The little details~ Crafter’s Workshop Fish Scales Template, DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultrafine Glitter Paint, Simply Gorjuss Rose (I don’t see her at SCACD where I got mine but there are several other Gorjuss Girls to choose from), Memento Tuxedo Black, copics, flower, CTMH retired ribbon,

Copics~ E000, E00, E11, R30, R20, E23, E25, E27, E29, BG05, BG02, BG01, V12, V15, BG07, V91, V93, V95

13 comments:

cardcrazy said...

Beautiful Danni! I love the glitter! I too, go through these stages, hopefully you will have a blast and find new and fun things to add to your crafty style!!!

LORi said...

Adorable!!!

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card Danni! Love the glitter :)

Kim Y. said...

This turned out great, Danni!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

Susana M said...

Hey Danni
Very cool love Danni Style!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Allison said...

So sweet! Love your BG!

Shelly said...

Beautiful!!! I love that you're finding your own style.

Lorraine said...

Ooh gorgeous, Danni! I love your style and all of the wonderful shimmer! Have fun getting messy!!!

dolcreations said...

Your card is awesome Danni. I just love how you did that backgound. You are so right....we do get in a blogging/creating rut and have to find something new and exciting that makes us love this all over again...well...I would say you definetly have found something. The blues are stunning..way to go...and please don't stop!!!!

Dana White said...

Danni this is fabulous - YEAH you for stepping outside your comfort zone; I'm just dabbling in mixed media so I look forward to seeing your creations!!

Cyndi said...

Absolutely fabulous! Glad you will continue to craft!

Missy O said...

So Danni if this is "grunge" then I LOVE grunge. This is such a beaurtiful card. It is like anything you do. You "Danni-style" it and it absolutely Fantastical.

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