Several people have ask me where I get my ideas, and it may be from something I see in a store or in nature, or another's person's creation. I never copy anyone's work exactly but when I see something I like, certain elements of their design sparks a new idea in me. I watch tons of YouTube videos, surf blogs and Stampin Connection (forum for Stampin Up Demonstrators) for ideas.
I may have some element that I want to make work in a creation, like a sweet treat cup from Stampin Up. I had these for a couple months, and I thought long and hard about a different way to make this work. I saw a video on YouTube with a flower using a sweet treat cup on a lollipop stick by Andrea Walford, and I wanted to do something using those two elements. A few weeks ago I thought since Easter was coming up, maybe a bunny in punch art would be a good idea. I wrestled with that bunny for three weeks before coming up with the the finished product. I will show you a few of my attempts...
This bunny was ok, but I still hadn't figured out how to open the back in a way that looked right. If something doesn't look right it drives me CRAZY!!! That drove me crazy!
The next bunny lollipop I did, I tore up so I can't show you. LOL
Getting desperate and needing some element of success, I made this card... while it is ok, it still wasn't on a STICK!!!
I tore up the next one too... so you can't see it either.
Finally, I had success with this Bunny Lollipop, it took me three weeks of trying to work out the design, but finally it worked and I could finally be content.
I kind of feel like this is a version of the Goldilocks story LOL! But just know that if at first you don't succeed, try try again! I rarely am totally happy with the first card or project. But I keep on working on it until it feels right. Some projects or cards never make it past the first attempt. I have a box full of them! So don't give up!
Until Next Time!