Sunday, February 23, 2014

Red, Turquoise, Box?!!

There are some days (weeks) that I am amazed that I am even able to complete a project.  Not because of time restraints, but because my brain continually zigs and zags all over the creative route. I start out with one idea, then ZIG! Another idea leaps in, changing the path. I go along happily on the new path and ZAG!! A major rut cuts down the path, resulting in another detour.

This creative endeavor is a prime example of my wandering creative journeys.  I started on a path for a birthday card that included red metal altered with alcohol inks against a design paper that brought thoughts of a sunny blue sky with wispy clouds floating.


Found a few jewelry trinkets that I decided would accompany the  birthday card.  Just so happens the jewelry was turquoise and leather.  Okay, switched gears a bit and decided to make the card coordinate with the gift.  Got out some new metal, paper and accents.

For the life of me, I just struggled with the card.  While I liked the elements for the card, I could not escape the feeling that something was "off".


Detour number two took me from a card to a box to hold the trinkets.  Ahh! Yes!! Finally! I could see the path through all the weeds!!

Box: from my stash
Paper:  (from my stash):  From Fabscraps Shabby Chic Romance
Metal:  Ten Second Studios  Peacock and Dark Chocolate metal.  Kabuka mold #13. Decorative wheel and fine tip refiner
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug  Swiss Dots
Dies:  Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals and Garden Greens by Sizzix
Other:  SU Antique brad altered with Copic marker.  Suede ribbon: stash.  Brown Paint 
Adhesive:  Glue and Seal, Beacon's Glass, Metal and More

The flower creation was totally inspired by Lin from Yours Artfully .  She graciously allowed me to create a tutorial based on her flowers for SCS a while back.  The step by step photos can be seen here on the SCS resource page or the video below

'Till next time.........remember the path we start out on may not be the path we actually travel!!


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your creative process sounds an awful lot like mine. Love the box.

Glenda Brooks said...

Sometimes I feel like I have way too many interests! I'm just like you in that I start with one idea and suddenly it is totally different. I always say I let the paper become what it wants. Loved your video, I'm a visual learner. I have always felt your metal flowers were very special!

Stef H said...

holy crap girl! this is gorgeous!!! to die-for gorgeous!!! i love the way you zig and zag!!!!!

i would topple over if i did that. so i keep it clean and simple. hell! i'm old anyway! i'll leave the gorgeous stuff to you youngens!!!

have a great week. we're back in the deep freeze with a few snow "flurries". yeah, we'll see.

hugs :)

Gail Dixon said...

Well, I think it's a sign of a creative soul whose mind never stops zigging and zagging. LOL I LOVE what you came up with. That box is gorgeous!

Micki said...

Dang girl, this is simply gorgeous. Love your metal flowers.

Charlotte Wilson said...

Hi Starla,

Louisiana Belle recommended your blog and I can see why. You are one creative lady.

Nice to meet you,


Sylvia said...

What a lovely gift box Starla, love the color and all the details put into it. Only sometimes do I have a clear vision of what I want to make and then it is only with cards. Your box is beautiful. Happy Wednesday!

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Birscrea4fun said...

Hello, i like your metal flowers and love your blog posts, I learn from you,
Nice te meet jou,
Bye bye Birgit from the Netherlands

Joan B said...

wow. love the flower, the box and the process!