Thursday, 17 February 2011

Bin It????

Do you ever have an idea in your head......try to translate it onto paper....and fail dismally??? That happened with this card.......whatever I did didn't look how I imagined it.......I moved bits around......took bits off......put bits on.......but it never really looked right....and almost got thrown in the bin more than once!!! 
I wanted 'grungy'........it certainly isn't.......and ended up taking longer than any of the cards I painstakingly colour in.......and I'm still not really happy with it.
This second one on the other hand.........made entirely with 2 pieces of graphic 45 paper and some rub ons......took minutes......and I far prefer it!!!

I wanted to make a card for my BIL.......who thinks he knows everything there is to know about cars....lucky that I don't often need male cards......I think they are not my thing!!!!
But this card definately fits Creative Inspirations 'plain and simple' challenge

30 comments:

Kathyk said...

Do I perceive Costco double sided papers on the first one? If not then they look absolutely IDENTICAL. Sorry but I like both!, but I think I agree that the second one just has the edge - especially if it wasn't as much hassle!

Kathyk

Mayjasper said...

Oh Jacky, I so know what you mean! as I have just binned a card myself. Hours and hours trying to get it right too, but it just didn't work. All my cards turn out 'female' even when I try to make them 'male'!
Oh well, onwards and upwards.
Ta ra for now

Scrappi Sandi said...

Well I think they're both fabulous!! & I do so know where you're coming from...often I know what I want, but end up with something looking totally different!!

Clarky J said...

Now I like No 1 - I think it looks fab and is grunged! Its awful when you feel your creations dont live up to your expectations but sharing here in blogland is a great way to see that not all is lost!

debs14 said...

A perfectly timed post for the Embracing Imperfection class I'm on! Not that I see anything wrong with card #1 to be honest, both are fab. Male cards are tough aren't they?

Dora said...

It happens to me alllll the time!!!! but I really don't know why you're not happy with it, I think it's awesome, really truly fantastic... a perfect male card. Love it xxx

Cheri said...

To me the first card does have the "grunge" look down pretty well. I think what is off somehow (and probably what you were struggling with) is the balance of elements. But it is still a good card - worthy of giving out, rather than relegating to the trash. Love the second card though.

AuroraDawn said...

Both cards look great :O)

But I know how you feel and its always male cards I struggle with!

Sian said...

Yep, it happens to me all the time too - and I hate binning anything so instead I have a pile of "seconds" on the side of my desk. These both look like fab male cards to me

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week with our Plain & Simple theme over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

SallyB said...

HI Jacky
I can't see anything wrong with your first card and it is very grungey and vintage but we are our own worse critics aren't we?
Isn't it strange when you have a card idea in your head and you get all the things together only to fiddle about for hours without success then make something else with no prep in about ten minutes and love it!!! There is a lesson in there somewhere...however I never learn...xxx

pinky said...

Know the feeling but really I don't its justified. These cards are both brilliant, very male like. I used your little recipe for the semolina biscuits and everyone loved them:) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is really gorgeous

Amy said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean Jacky - but, you know, if you didn't share your thoughts we would all have thought it was great - because it does look fantastic!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I feel your pain - especially about all the LOST TIME spent on these cards which don't come together! If it's any consolation, I think they are both fantastic.
Rinda

debby4000 said...

I like them both and I think the first one is my favourite. They're perfect for those pesky mens cards.
luv
Debby

Elizabeth said...

The first card is nice but it looks too planned for me, but I love the second card--it's more freestyle! No one makes better cards than you do.

Becky said...

I have to agree - the first one is ok, but I far prefer the second one.

Rhona said...

I've been there too Jacky and also with male cards! I like both but I agree and prefer the 2nd one too :) xx

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Fabulous cards Jacky. Love them both!
Have a lovely weekend,
Susan x

Giselle said...

I agree, making cards for men has to be one of the most difficult things - after all, you can usually add a flower or two to a girly card to help with any faltering designs. Not sure most men would appreciate flowery cards do you?!

I think you did a great job with both of them but like the 2nd one best :)

Denise said...

I like both of them, but do prefer the second one - mainly cos I just love anythng Graphic45 xx

Karen said...

I agree, that without your comments, we would all have liked both cards a lot. Though I must admit, I do prefer #2. Masculine cards are definitely a challenge!

Mona Evy said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Chris said...

I know the feeling too Jacky and sometimes you just have to chalk it up I think :). Personally I think it's a great card for a man, I love the vintage card and I also love the second one, the colours are all gorgeous too. Hugs, Chris x

Lynne in NI said...

Fab cards Jacky!
And yes, I've been there often where my card definately does not live up to the one in my imagination!

Ann said...

I wish I could find one 'recipe' for mens' cards, it would save so much time and angst. I also find them much harder than female cards. These are both excellent cards for me,but I like the second one best. Neither should end up in the bin!

Kristin said...

Too funny! I like both but the second is my fav too! Isn't it weird how that happens? Although I think both were a success, love your use of the G45 papers and the Happy Birthday is perfectly placed on the bottom card.

furrypig said...

I love your fist card! I bet we have all been there with crafting and it can be so frustrating but I think your end result is great. I think we are our own worst critics and others prob just don't see what we do. You make amazing cards! xxx

Blondee said...

I think they are both awesome. I suck at crafty card type art though, so I am also jealous that your 'bin' ready card is still far better than anything I could dream up. :)