Monday, November 5, 2012

In a rut…

I feel like my stamping is in a rut these days. That all my cards look the same, which I know they really don’t but I feel I’ve gotten lazy about taking the time to add details to them and therefore, I’m just so-so about most of them.
Does anyone else get into a rut like that? I decided to stop and take some time to cruise through blogland and SplitCoast Stampers to really look at the cards that catch my eye. What makes them stand out? Why do I like them? how can I improve my own? We’ll see if it helps any..LOL!
Today I am using an digi from Some Odd Girl- Cowgirl Mae. I colored her last week at the new stamp group I went to. I wish I had colored either her hair or shirt different as they sort of blend together but I made her shirt sparkly so maybe it would stand out. Once I colored her with copics I cut her out and added some stickles for some sparkle.
cowgirlmaea
As I was getting ready to put the card together I decided to see what the challenge this month was at Some Odd Girl and discovered it was a sketch so I decided to play along.
Here’s the sketch~
NovSOG2012
I thought My Mind’s Eye-Lime Twist-Fly A Kite designer papers would be fun with Cowgirl Mae.  I’m pleased with how the card turned out. I kept thinking it needed one more somethin’ but couldn’t figure out what so I just left it.
cowgirlmaeaside
Have a wonderful day full of smiles!

19 comments:

Beate said...

Hi Danni,
I think all of us feel that way sometime. Browsing galleries or entering challenges that are a bit out of your comfort zone might help.
I really like your card. Your coloring looks great and I like the funky paper you chose for her!

Faye said...

Oh, me and that rut are good friends! I think this card is brilliant. The papers work perfectly with Mae and I like the hair and shirt too. So there! X

Chrissy said...

Great sketch Danni and just love your card, gorgeous bright colours and love the papers..such a cute image too.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Alice Wertz said...

very cool card, Danni! love the background papers!

Kathy Bradley said...

Danni,

Your card is adorable and the image darling. I think we all get into funks every now and then. I do exactly what you're doing - and that's check out SCS and tons of blogs!!

Denice said...

I love looking through blogs and google images when I'm in a "rut"...there's lots of inspiration, you just have to go looking for it sometimes.

Love this card and the SOG image....just adorable.
:Dxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Danni, I now what you mean... I hate it when that happens, that is a good idea to check out other bloggers blog because that is where you are going to fine good inspiration. Love the layout and your card is exploding with wonderful colors and has the cutest image and a wonderful sentiment. Sparkles and I think you are right your card turned out just awesome.
Hugs, Patricia

Ellen said...

I don't know one crafter that hasn't gotten into a rut! This card looks like there is no rut here! fantastic coloring and papers!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute! Fab coloring, love the added bling to her shirt!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I get that feeling too, most recently yesterday. Must be "mojoitis." Honestly though, all of your creations are awesome. Happy crafting.

Sue from Oregon said...

Me too! I get in a rut and sketch challenges are my answer! I love making shaped cards as well! Your coloring is so rich and your wonderful interpretation of the sketch is perfect!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Danni I would like to thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my recent blog posts and to say that yes I do get in a rut I find that I am exactly the same at times when I feel I make cards that just get by and do not add as much detail as I could but I love how you have got your inspiration this is a zingy, gorgeous card I love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Adorable! I love the DP and great sketch. I love looking at all the blogs and SCS too for ideas and to juice up my mojo.

*Vicki* said...

Oh she's so sweet Danni!! :) Sometimes I feel this same way, but find that if I keep working at it...it eventually finds it's way around on it's own. Keep striving and having fun my dear!! HUGS

Joann Burton said...

I love her Danni. I think we all get into a rut...But this is beautiful. joann sassy raggedy

Cyndi said...

Very cute! Awesome coloring! Hope you get out of your rut soon!

Annette said...

totally gorgeous...Love your take on the sketch..Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl..

Kathi said...

I wish I were in your kind of rut!

I think your cards are fabulous and are different from one another.

However, I do know how you feel. I get like that from time to time, but have decided that my "rut" is probably my style...

Anna Sigga said...

I think all of us feel that way sometime and My best get-out-of-a-rut is Pintererst!

Your card is lovely, and thanks for creating with us Oddies!

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