August 12, 2011

CAS-ual Friday


Okay.
Be honest here friends.

Is this a HOT MESS of a card?

I was rather pleased with it originally, but upon further inspection, began having second thoughts. 
Then I showed it to my 6 year old who promptly told me it was
 "Very good Mom, but why is it so messy at the bottom?"

*sigh*

It does look messy.
Instead of sponging the ink on the embossed image I went with stippling.
Clearly that wasn't such a good idea.

Never-the-less, I am posting it as my CAS-ual Friday challenge card today, in all its messy glory.
We are teaming up with the Clean and Simple Stamping sketch challenge this week...


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Come play along if you like a sketch challenge, or even if you don't (hey, that's why it's a challenge)! *grin*

And feel free to leave constructive criticisms...I can take the heat!

Thanks for stopping by, 
*mwah*

32 comments:

Mara... said...

I think it's great!! I love the messiness of it. It's a bit unlike your usual style (I think of you as more of a CAS style!) but it's really pretty. I like the softness of the stippling over the embossing. And how you broke the image over three panels, very nice!

Olga said...

Sorry not to agree on your idea of messiness. I love your card, do agree with Mara. I like the softness and the breaking up of the image. Great work.

Craftilicious said...

I don't think it looks messy at all - I like the stippled effect over the embossing - it looks like a Japanese watercolour. ;-)

Kim O'Connell said...

1. I love your blog banner.
2. I respectfully disagree with you and your son.

I loved this the second I saw so I had to laugh when I read your blog post. I, too, Thu.k it looking like a painting and is very beautiful!

Christina said...

Sorry, I have to disagree. I think the stippling gives this a really unique look. I love the way you cut the image into panels to resemble a framed painting!

Lindsay said...

Nope, no hot mess here! A VERY lovely creation is what I see! I love the look of those panels, they are so bold and fun! Great card girl!

Carole said...

On the contrary, I was truly drawn to this card. It is gorgeous.

LeAnne said...

LOL, I LOVE it--it caught my eye right away over at Casual Fridays!

Nancy said...

what you call the messiness is what drew me to the card. I love the card and at first thought wanted to copy that technique!

Clare said...

Um no, honestly (really, honestly), I LOVE it! That branch and flowers look SUH-weet!! Love the cool coloring effect, and the colors!

Joyce said...

I love this card. I don't think it's messy--I think it's interesting in a very cool way. Love the three panels.

Marlena M. said...

I like it! I think it gives a soft, dreamy feel. ;)

Karen B. said...

We are all our own worst critics, aren't we? I truly think this is so soft and dreamy...

Dana said...

*gasp* This is so gorgeous, Dana! Not "messy" at all! It looks surreal. It's good to play with different techniques.

Jenny said...

As cute as your little fella is I have to disagree with him, I really love the stippling around the branch and how you divided the image up into tiles too. Fab card Dana :)
Jenny x

Virginia L. said...

It's always nice to get feedback from the family members and I GET that all the time! But truthfully I don't see the messiness in this --at all! I love this stunning design!

veronica said...

love your 3 windows.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you created a Chineese like screen with this design!!! At least I think its Chineese. LOL ;o)

rockwelldesigns said...

It's not messy it's beautiful! Love the triptych you created!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Dana - it looks great!!

Andrea M said...

Hot mess?!?! WHA??? I thought this was LOVELY when I saw it on the CAS-ual Fridays blog! So darn pretty! Like others have said, I love the softness of it!!! I think it's BEAU-TI-FUL!

Yogi said...

this is a beautiful card. love the way you made the panels different sizes. Very visually pleasing.

Mary Jo said...

I think the stippling looks great. It may not have been what you were going for but the card is just beautiful!

Karen Aicken said...

Lovely card for the challenge. I haven't done the resist technique in years and had forgotten how effective it is. Just lovely!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful!
Laura

Dana said...

I think your card is great!! Very artsy, not messey at all!!

Annemieke said...

I don't know how you did it.. but the stamp is soo beautiful!!
Love the color combination!
Annemieke

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Are you kidding me?!! This is absolutely AH-MAZING!! I love the subtle sponging and the colors. You have every right to be thrilled to pieces with this!

Nicole Pierre said...

I like it, I think it is artfully messy. I also really like the colors, especially the two shades of pink.

Basement Stamper said...

your card is stunning, the colors of it are perfect with this sketch. Your mini cards above are adorable too!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous. It's such a fresh look and a brilliant take on the sketch.

Aileen said...

I don't think it's messy at all and love the way you've split your image. x