Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Tale of the Ugly Card. Not this one. Another one.


I haven't posted in a couple of days. The other day, I was trying to make a card, and it was so hideous that it scared me. Seriously. It was ugly in epic proportions. The pinnacle of visual insult. I had to avert my eyes, lest they begin to bleed. Pure evil. With glitter. Eventually, due to my incredible intellect and nimble mind, I came up with the idea of throwing the whole shootin' match into the trash. Brilliant, I know. I'm a very bright woman. I frequently have revolutionary ideas, like throwing what is quite obviously trash, into the trash. Now I'm afraid to take my trash out.

So I avoided my stamp room for a day or two. I tried to give it a wide berth when I walked by, but my house is small, so I would have fallen down the basement stairs if I veered more than a couple of inches off the path, so I just made the sign of the cross when I went by. I'm a Baptist, but I thought it couldn't hurt.

I ventured in there today. I grabbed Anna Wight's Wildflower Silhouettes, figuring that even if the card was ugly, the stamps would still be pretty. And they are. Still pretty. Thank you, Anna.

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

seriously Carla...I cannot and will not believe that you could ever make anything icky....this card is pure springtime!

Carolina said...

I adore this card Carla - love all the textures, the layout and the how it just cries out spring!

Debby said...

Thanks for the smiles today. Cute and funny. Ha! And uh I doubt you could make anything so ugly worth throwing away. The picture does not connnect with my brain. This is seriously pretty.

Toni said...

Ha! you dork. so whatcha do, see, is ya get one o'dem dar strappin' male fellas under yer roof ta take dat trash out, see?

Please give me a link to Anna Wight, please.

Carolyn King said...

lol! you are too funny! Glad you had the insight to get rid of it if you hated it that much (although I doubt it was ugly at all!) I have spend a lot of wasted time trying to revitalize a tanker...to no avail! lol!

This is beautiful--love the collaged look to it!

jo said...

Thankyou for amking me laugh Carla -It's been a while since I felt like it!

The card looks great! xx

Lori Craig said...

I'm glad you didn't stay out of the craft room too long...LOL! I love the vibrant look of these wildflowers. Beautiful!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

hi there, just hopped over here from another place. can't remember where :) love the way you write...so funny, light, inspiring!! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

This creation has such elegance. Love the texture.