Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OCD meets collage

The challenge on Saturday for 365 Cards was collage. So, when I think of collage, I think of piling all sorts of stuff ... and in the end it looks like an organized hodge podge. (Wow, that's an oxymoron!)

Well, the creative muses hit me (or so I think - you decide when you see the card!) ... and while this card is completely out of my OCD mentality of straight lines and measured spaces, I had a lot of fun creating.

I went through my scraps box. If you look closely at this card (and you have looked at my recent cards), you will recognize the papers. I just tore and glued. Tore some more. Glued some more. Until all the white space was gone. Tah dah, my collage!

So, then I had to decide on a sentiment. Hmm ... who would actually want to get this card and realize that it was a creative canvas and not simply a paper scraps dumping ground?

Hmm ... birthday? No.
Congrats? No.
The generic, thinkikng of you? Maybe.
And then, I found it.

Isn't the sentiment perfect for a card front filled with random this-and-thats? Well, I think so.

By now you've noticed that aside from the papers, there are no embellishments. Purposeful omission. This card fulfills the zero embellishments on the ABC challenge blog.

Had it not been for the challenge, I would have added a flower or a button, or something. But now that I look at it, the card seems complete. Surely, there is enough going on with the 20 different patterned papers!

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  1. very cool! I'm gonna have to try this sometime~

  2. That's collage to me, too! Great card, Maricar! The sentiment is perfect.

  3. Well, good for you for creating a card that is way out of your comfort zone. I can't do collage myself (or at least anything I think looks decent) and admire you for attempting it and SUCCEEDING in creating a wonderfully fun card!

  4. It is a lovely card - thank you so much for joining us on the ABC Challenge this week


    Vicky x

  5. Fab card - what a great way to use up scraps!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x


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