Getting Messy….

Well…I’m feeling really out on a limb with this design. It was so much fun to create but I really stepped out of my box…OK OK I’m mixing my metaphors! You get the drift. You’re either going to like this card or hate it. LOL It’s taken me almost a week to get up the guts to post it. But I am…part of the thought behind my word for this year {embrace} was to try out new things. It’s fun!

Messy Hello


A really shabby funky painted look here that I’ve seen in some scrapbooking layouts. It seemed to go well with the new Ledger Me stamp set from the Rummage Bin line by Cornish Heritage farms. I LOVE the coffee ring and splatter stamps.

Have a fabulous day and stop back in tomorrow for the Ways to Use it Challenge. It’s an easy one for all to play. πŸ™‚
-sentiment and coffee stains from Ledger Me stamp set (The Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms
– flourishes from Beautiful stamp set (The Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Lined Paper Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Burnt Umber Palette Hybrid by Stewart Superior
– Watermelon & Cloudy Blue Adirondack Dye inks by Ranger

-Prismatic White cardstock by Prism Papers
-Kraft cardstock – Prism


-button by Autumn Leaves
-flower by Prima Marketing
-flourish chipboard by Maya Road

26 responses to “Getting Messy….

  1. So cute, J! I love the ‘messiness’ of it! Gotta have that ring and the splotches!! πŸ™‚

  2. You go girl! Face those fears! I love the mix of girly-ness (is that a word?) and grunge!

  3. Love the “messy” look! I can can see your style peekin’ through!

  4. Love it, love it. I’ve always admired this look. One of these days I’ll have to try it.

    Yvonne Wickenkamp

    p.s. Thanks for the Boxing Day description. It sounds fun :0)

  5. LOVE it, Julia! You make messy look fabulous!! πŸ™‚

  6. Definitely our of your box, but so refreshing to see that “messy” can actually be very engaging. Love this card! The piece of chipboard (?) is a great touch. TFS

  7. I can’t see it??? I am sure it is pretty though…Really you wait a week? Your work is fantastic..

  8. mmmm. this one took awhile to download…maybe I better check our computers…lol
    It is out of your box…but I think it is unique looking. i really like the brown spots and the staples…

  9. Oh I really love this! This is so awesome!

  10. I LOVE this shabby funky look! I’ve gravitated toward that lately – in my mind! Haven’t gotten it on paper yet! Thanks for the inspiration, Julia!!

  11. This is an interesting card. The coffee stains give it a great look as if done deliberately. If this is out of your box, wow. Get out of your box more.
    Thanks for all your great ideas. I am an avid fan and sneak a peek at work a few times a day for inspiration and ideas.

  12. This turned out really neat, like the painted bg, looks like it just came from your table!

  13. Neat card. I have a piece or two of copy paper that would go with that. My printer is placed near where I park my coffee cup-I set it down a little too hard this morning resulting in my messy paper! TFS

    Bev J.

  14. Oh yes! I like it.

  15. Now why would you worry about posting such a gorgeous card? This card fits right into the trend that we’re seeing now. I love it, esp. the coffee stain!

  16. I LOVE, and I do mean LOVE this card. It is so great!! You totally rocked this one! Why were you so anxious to post it? I love the punch of blue, and how the centre of the flower co-ordinates with the “hello”
    I keep seeing these AWESOME cards done with this set, I think I might just have to head over to CHF now and buy it! Thanks for the enabling. πŸ™‚

  17. Absolutely gorgeous…….well done.

    Luv Sandie

  18. Way to go OUT!!!….on a limb…and …of that box!!…Very cool card!
    Creative blessings, Debbie/StudioBeeCreations

  19. I like it, Julia! I’m glad you shared it. It’s fun to do something different once in a while!

  20. Julia, this card is SOOO cute!! Love it!!

  21. I really LOVE this card. You should get out of your box more often! πŸ™‚

  22. Fun and messy, J! cool card!

  23. I really diggin this – I’m thinking this grunge set and the appropriate grunge happening… yep, I really like it.

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