Monday, July 17, 2017

Inspire Me Monday - Finding Your Mojo



Hello Everyone! It's Kathy Racoosin here today. How are you this Monday? It's always good to be back on the Power Poppy blog and I thought I would address "mojo". Have you ever lost your mojo? Mojo apparently means " a magical charm bag used in voodoo" or something having to do with libido lol.

The Urban Dictionary says that mojo can be "some ability that brings good luck or helps you be good at something."

I admit I always thought it related to crafting and losing your creative energy.

I found this chart on google and looks like the term mojo has risen over the years.

If you want to see my process here is a video or you can click here to watch it in HD.




If you get stuck or loose your mojo hopefully this set of cards will get you back in your game. I love this stamp called, "Sweet Memories" The flowers are illustrated so beautifully that they stand on their own. (Thanks Marcy!!!) Perfect for some stamping and simple coloring.


There are so many flowers in the stamp set it was easy to lay them out on a misti and stamp several at one time. 


Coloring is something I love to do and when my mojo isn't around I discovered you can still color and create cards. Coloring backgrounds is super relaxing and it's nice to not worrying about shading or coloring multiple flowers. 


Minimal supplies make this an easy to pack for travel. Some Copic friendly ink and 2 Copic markers. First I outlined the flowers and then I filled in the spaces around them. Don't worry about the coloring not looking smooth because I have a remedy for that. Copic Colorless Blending Solution!

I use it on a regular basic and it's super easy. All you need is a tiny rag/towel that is nubby. (my rag is about 1.5"square and I use it over and over ... I cut mine from an old shabby towel)
I just pulled this towel off the internet to show the texture. When you moisten a towel that has texture with Copic Blending Solution .... dab it on the background & you get beautiful texture on your coloring. You need to play around on some scrap paper how wet you want your towel/rag. If you want to dab on more solution I suggest using your heat gun to dry the paper between because if you over saturate it ... the color bleeds into the image. (Always keep the lid on the solution and read the warning labels)


If the color bleeds into the images that fixable ... just a little more time consuming. Use your colorless blender marker to remove any color in the image. (If it's a dark color you need to repeat multiple times letting it dry in between. )


This technique was repeated on the stock under the front of the card. I colored only the edges on the paper and then used the rag technique. A sentiment or die cut can always be added later that suits the occasion of the recipient if you want to add a little something extra.




While I was writing my post I realized that my blouse resembles my cards lol. When I purchased the blouse I loved the fabric ... maybe I tucked that inspiration way back in my brain and didn't realize it when I was looking for some mojo?

I hope today's post was beneficial for you today and wishing you a good start to your week.

Hugs, Kathy

17 comments:

  1. Thanks, Kathy, for another great set of cards and a wonderful video! What a fun idea and a great "travel with" kit that is clearly relaxing. Love the results too (even the one you didn't like as much...hehe!). Thanks again for another great Inspire Me Monday! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks soo much Cheryl. You are a sweetheart :)

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  2. These are fantastic cards! I need to make some of these!!

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    1. Thanks so much Pam and I hope you enjoy creating them as much as I did. :)

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  3. How fun is this tutorial and I LOVE the fact that your shirt had the same vibe as what you were creating -- just another reason why we need to look around us to find our mojo too! ;-)

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    1. Awww thanks soo much Julie. I do find some inspiration in my closet. :)

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  4. OHHH, I love sweet peas and the cards you made are beautiful!! I'll definitely have to put this stamp on my want list. I'm always looking for sweet pea stamps.

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    1. Thanks so much Momcat happy to know you have put the stamp set on your wish list. :)

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  5. Very nice tutorial ! Love the cards ?.
    Thank you !
    Angela

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    1. You are so sweet Angela! Thank You :)

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  6. Oooo, love your idea for adding texture!

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    1. Thanks Esther!! Try it on critters and you will love that too :) I use this technique possibly to often lol. :)

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  7. Beautiful cards Kathy! Love the idea for the texture.

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  8. Lovely cards as usual. You make it all look so effortless.

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    1. Thanks Sandra I hope you give it a try. :)

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  9. Very pretty cards and I like the idea about adding texture.

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