This isn't an April Fool. Well, okay, it kind of is because Suzanne Dahlberg is hosting this special hop today from her blog FOR April's Day. But when I made these cards? THAT is the part that isn't an April Fool's Day joke. I thought they were pretty. So cool, in fact, that I posted them for challenges at Splitcoaststampers! These go back...WAY back before I ever started my blog.
I found 3 that had to be shown today. I'll start off with my #1 ugliest...and 2 honorable mentions if you manage to stick with me that long!
First up is...the winner. The ugliest card ever (everyone has one)....
This was entitled Weathered Flower Thank You card and it was posted at Splitcoast on February 8, 2008. It had 349 views and 0 comments, LOL! Here is what I wrote about it in my description:
"Jury is still out on this one...I think I beat up on it a little too much!! Used to have a stipple plaid background but it kind of disappeared with all of my inking and smudging. In the end, I still like the colors."
I liked the colors? Really? WHAT colors? I think I created this when I had just discovered Tim Holtz Distress inks and apparently I wanted to use the 3 brown colors I purchased all at ONCE!
Now for the honorable mentions...for their poor design and garish colors....
This one was entitled "Plaid-Kissed, Rosy Apples." When I dug into my SCS gallery to find this treasure, my eye immediately went to the sentiment. "Just a little something"...hmmm. What did I write on the inside? "....that looks like it's bleeding?" The Aged Mahogany Distress Ink sponging around the sentiment is VERY unfortunate.
Fabulous, eh?! This one is entitled "Faux Faux Fab Flower" posted on April 24, 2008. I tried to make a flower using the Faux Leather technique but did not REALLY use Faux Leather, just my own version of it. And a leather flower...why? :O
So there you have it! Some ugly cards that will do the opposite of brightening your day. I have to admit, it kind of makes me want to cry that I actually sent these to my friends and family members, eeeeek! Link up your own ugliest creation HERE on Suzanne's blog. You have until midnight tomorrow (April 2) to join in the fun!