Saturday, February 1, 2014

CASE Study #176 ( ...and my hot mess)!

 CASE Study is featuring Donna as the January Muse for the last time this week. I have been SO inspired by Donna's beautiful work, I decided to go for it again.
Aren't these two cards gorgeous? Donna knows how to take the seemingly simple elements and kick it up a notch with her seemingly easy techniques...
Here is my interpretation with a bit of a twist.
you are simply the best
I used this Fancy Dies (Chrysanthemum) as a stencil 
 Chrysanthemum picture

and created a bright background for the gold-embossed sentiment  (Wallflower from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) on vellum. I placed the die cut back in place, that way you can avoid the unwanted mess on paper.
 Lately I am on a gold string kick (edited: I got it a few years ago from Michael's) and I love to put these fine gold strings on everything I make.

I am calling this look the "Hot Mess" ...
Urban Dictionary
 hot mess: When ones thoughts or appearance are in a state of disarray but they maintain an undeniable attractiveness or beauty
Thank you so much for stopping by :)

38 comments:

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow! Simply wow! The gold plus the bright = va-boom! Needing some gold twine like that. Tell me where I can get the goods girl.

Niki G said...

This is totally "hot mess" material! Love your design so much...absolutely brilliant!

Sheila H said...

I love how the gold string encircles your embossed sentiment, Virginia. The pattern you created with your die stencil is gorgeous. The vibrant colors explode on the card in a brilliant design.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh. Em. Gee!!! I can't take my eyes off this card, Virginia! It's so GORGEOUS! The neon pink is so striking and the gold embossing and thread just take it right over the top! You have really done an amazing job on Donna's inspiration card...WOW!!!

Dawn Turley said...

Just love your Hot Mess. The twine circle is so innovative as is your use of the die as a stencil.

Gabi MeWi said...

Very elegant and adorable.

Julie C. said...

Love your neon pink and gold card! Bright and cheerful!

Lynn said...

Well this hot mess looks gorgeous to me Virginia! I love the gold thread!

joy said...

Oh what a stunner this card is, Virginia! I think I have some of that gold thread around here somewhere. Your hot mess is truly HOT!!

Sylvia Blum said...

ohhhhhhh..... GORGEOUS!!!!
Such a GREAT card, Virginia!!!
Well, actually ALL of your cards are stunning, but this one is really oustanding! Fantastic work!
Sylvia xx

Cindy C. said...

You stunned me with this beautiful creation Virginia!! Wow!!!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

WOW! I love what you've done with Donna's inspiration! Full of energy and life!

~amy~ said...

oh, this is gorgeous!!!

Harriet said...

Once again, Virginia, you've made a beautiful card. Thanks for the tip.....using a die as a stencil. Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annette Allen said...

oh my word this is AMAZING... love the neon pink and the gold is perfect.. LOVE IT

conil said...

Personally, I love your Hot Mess ...I've been trying to make mine as organized looking as your's are. Ho hum. Did I tell you, I' m nuts about your card today...I am.

Laura Jane said...

GREAT definition of HOT MESS!
HA! I love it:)

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness Virginia this card is breathtaking! Thank for all the love on my blog.
hugs
Laura

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your "Hot Mess" (new word to me), your card is fabulous! TFS

Susanne Vargas said...

Just love your gorgeous card! Especially the circle with the gold thread! I have a feeling that you started a new trend!

Rose said...

this is beautiful and i love the embossed sentiment :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I love the gold string and sequins and vellum, goes together perfectly!

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia I LOVE everything about this card--you and Donna are seriously my idols and now I MUST buy that die! Thanks for enabling!

Laura B. said...

Awesome stencil ing! Hot mess, hot mess, hot mess rocks!!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this! Especially the gold string!

Michelle said...

This card is beyond gorgeous, Virginia! AMAZING!! I love your hot mess, it's perfection! :-)

Kelly Griglione said...

You have the best commentary, Virginia! Your hot mess definition is awesome. Really adore your card. So very trendy and cool! You've got a good thing going with that gold thread : )

Susan F. said...

I love your card. It is beautiful.

Bellule said...

I love it. This card is so beautiful !!

Bises.

Nonni said...

Wow! Striking card. I love the stenciling and the hot mess. :)

lenny said...

Wow! This is stunning!! Love it!!
Fuuun how you used that twine!! Love the gold and dark pink combo!!

Mary-Anne V said...

I love your gold thread and the use of the die!

donna mikasa said...

So cool that you made your own stencil! Did you take OCC Stenciled class? You can upload this if you did. It's AWESOME and I think I'm going to CASE this!

alexandra s.m. said...

YOu most definitely ARE "simply the Best" Virginia!
LOVE your card!!
Thank You~

Bethany Stellpflug said...

This is so beautiful Virginia! I love the touch of gold and the pink sequins!

Lea Lawson said...

This is pretty!! I love the messy gold string....perfect touch!

Greta said...

Thinking I need to find some gold strings--they really are beautiful! Donna's cards are gorgeous & I love how you stencilled with that wonderful die! Beautiful card, Virginia!

Jeanne J said...

This is so clever. You created a wonderful background and the gold string was genius!