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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

UGH!

As in UUUUGLY!!! This was not the card that was in my head. I struggled for a while with this card and then just gave in to the direction it was going. I was looking for a more bright and vivid card. It didn't happen here!!!

I was working with the "Afternoon Tea" decorative papers and the "Garden Whimsy" set by Stampin' Up!

If you could see the card I had imagined you'd understand why I'm not liking this but no one likes to go there, it's a pretty scary place!!! LOL I actually started out with the other side of the striped paper. It had a pretty butterfly on it and it was in the Groovy Guava color. The card somehow got turned over to the Soft Sky colors and the striped side of the decorative papers. I think I need to stay away from the decorative papers for a little while!!! LOL

I'm not sure what occasion I would use this card for. Birthday, Sympathy or Thank you. It's too drab for a Mother's Day or Get Well Card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

18 comments:

Jackie said...

It's not ugly at all! It may not be what you envisioned but I think it looks great and would make an excellent sympathy card. It's subtle in its beauty :-)

Neva said...

Wanda, my goodness you are beating yourself up for nothing. This card is gorgeous and would make a wonderful Sympathy, Thank You, BD, or even Mother's Day card. This is soft and warm and gives a feeling of comfort. What else could a Mom ask for? Some of my greatest creations as stated by some of my fan club members were so far off from what I invisioned initially.

Nettie said...

Wanda it is a very pretty subtle card, it may not have been what you were going for but I do like the colors.

Nettie

Paula said...

Wanda, IT is NOT drab. It is soft...there is a big difference. I love the soft look you accompolished. Now, take back that UGH part....LOL. If you dislike it that much, put it in the mail to me and I will enjoy it for lots of days to come......LOL!!

Diane said...

I agree with Jackie,I can't imagine
what the one in your head looks like if this one isn't to your liking. It's gorgeous!!!

tyrymom29 said...

I think its very pretty , Not ugly at all!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree! It's not ugly. The card would be a great sympathy card. It's calming.

Unknown said...

It may not be what you had in mind, but in my mind it is beautiful. I think the pretty ribbon and thed punch of color on the the flower make it a very happy card.

Happy stamp day!

Rosella said...

LOL! I don't know what you had in your head, but this is pretty, as I see it. I do understand though how frustrating it is when it does not turn out as I have envisioned it.

Amy said...

This card IS NOT ugly! I think its pretty!

kat said...

OMG! Lovely, serene & thoughtful.... Those are the words that came to mind as I viewed your card! Stand proud, Wanda!!! You've created another winner!

*Susan* said...

Oh my word, this is beautiful! It has a nostalgic, big-white-farmhouse-with-a wrap-around-porch feel - so comfortable and warm! I just love it and only hope I could duplicate the look. Susan :-)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I like it, it is not ugly. Funny thing how sometimes we all struggle, and what we don't like, others do...but at the same time we really like a card, and others don't. Great thing about creativity....Okay I rambled...but I like your card!!!

Anonymous said...

Drab is such an ugly word. I say "muted tones" - and I LOVE muted tones....so I really like this card.

Cyndi

ktstamps said...

I would like to know what UUUUGGGLLLYYY! really looks like. I love the card. Especially the way the brown brings out the blues! Great card! kt

Linda SS said...

Are you kidding me? The moment I opened up your blog today, that card instantly caught my eye and I went WOWZA:)

Linda Peterson said...

I actually like the card a lot--the colors are beautiful together!! I can't wait to use the same colors.

Charlene H. said...

It is really funny when you make a card that you don't line and everyone else likes it. I thought the same thing. I just got the afternoon Tea paper and when I saw your card, I thought, "hmmm, I'm going to have to case this one".