Thursday, March 1, 2012
A Corrugated Dogwood?
Corrugated Dogwood blooms aren't something you see every day, that is for sure. And with a bit of luck you won't get to see them again any time soon. Not sure if it's the prettiest of blooms, but it is different, I'll give it that. I created this card for this fortnight's CR84FN Color Challenge showcasing Yellow, Kraft, and Gray. I cannot tell a lie, Kraft and gray combined was a mega challenge for me. It just looked wrong and kind of jarring placed together when I pulled out swatches of the colors in cardstock when constructing this card. But somehow, out of my great big load of "no idea" emerged this card. I decided to focus on mostly gray and yellow together and just accent with the Kraft. But low and behold, the Kraft just took over and dare I say in a kind of a "so grotesque that it's groovy" kind of way at that. I had initially intended to have only the touch of Kraft be in the wee bookplate, but stumbled on a bit of cardboard (and was obviously mesmerized by it) when looking for scraps to cut out my intended "yellow and gray" Dogwood bloom. Crazy, huh? So I just went with it and totally forgot that the bloom was meant to be wholly different and what do you know, "There she blows!"...a corrugated Dogwood bloom! Go figure?
I love that about crafting. You really (more like I really) don't know what I am going to end up with until I end up with it. What did Forrest Gump's mother say? "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Well, I think the same can safely be said about card making for me. Love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Here's to a mega inspired day for us all. To chocolate!