Thursday, September 9, 2010

I feel so "square"...

I made this card the other day for the challenge over at Embellish Magazine, here's the inspiration photo


When I saw those colors, I thought, wow, I love it, some of my favorite, and when I really started creating a card for that challenge, it really gets to me, oh boy, this is tough!

This is how my card turned out


I have to admit, I don't like this at all, I feel so "square", meaning, I feel rigid, like I can't get the result I really want, well, I still post it anyway and let you be the judge, maybe some suggestion so that I can improve!


12 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

your card is pretty, kirsty! it matches perfectly for the challenge. love the butterfly and buttons! thanks for sharing and have a great nite!! *hugs* steph :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

this is a pretty card... i like the butterfly!!!..xx

Willy's creations said...

Lovely card.

Hugs,Willy

Ros said...

Just so pretty Kirsty ... the butterfly is gorgeous

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

the last picture is beautiful, Kirsty. you captured the lovely card perfectly!
Have a happy THursday xxx

Stella said...

I think it's a gorgeous card. Your "center piece" with the butterfly is fabulous!

Cheryl Nelson said...

love it! that butterfly is beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Kirsty, the card is perfectly balanced, which appeals to the anal-retentive in me, but if I had to make just one small suggestion it would be to put a few more of those black flourishes peeking out over the top of the butterfly square, sort of in a half circle fashion. Like the sun rising in the morning on the horizon. Sure is hard to describe what I mean. Wish I could draw you a picture!

But really it is just fine as-is, and I think you always do A+ work!

Heather Jensen said...

I think it is very pretty, but I understand what you are saying. Sometimes when you start out knowing what you want and it doens't turn out that way it makes you feel like that. I think we all have this happen soemtimes. I know I do. :)

Tracy said...

LOL I had to check and see if Jan had commented on this card yet. She LOVES purple and green! I sympathize with you on the "square" feeling. Sometimes they just don't come out like we want them but I think you did a great job. Love the little butterfly centerpiece!

Linda Robinson said...

I can't believe you don't care for this.. I love it.. It looks clean to me..
Hope your not going to crazy this week.. I have had to work till 7:00 pm the last 2 night my self. I am hoping that next week won't be so busy... Chat with you soon. Hugs, Linda

Maile Belles said...

What a gorgeous butterfly and great job on the challenge! So glad you could join us in the Embellish Challenge.