sunnuntai 7. elokuuta 2016
C and Z
The Craft Barn alpha/dictionary challenge asked for C two weeks ago and Z with pearl today. I decided to get both done at once... It happens that both of these are rather difficult letters in the sense that neither is used in the Finnish language. I looked through the index of the wildlife encyclopedia I have been destroying for these cards, and found colocolo for the C and zokori for the Z. Not bad. Except that it turned out the colocolo has an optional name "the red-eyed opossum" which was the tag on the picture. Colocolo is only used in the definition text. The background is a piece of kitchen towel that has been used to mop Brushos :)
Actually I had several weird options for the Z. Zorilla was much cuter, but the picture was so large, it wouldn't have fit on the card, so I picked the zokori, which seems to be something like a chinese mole. At least it makes long tunnels, though it is a rodent and destroys roots of bushes and trees, which our insect-eating moles don't do. I am a bit sorry the rodent doesn't show well against the background, but of course it's dark underground and otherwise it suits the challenge: the embossing is WOW copper pearl, and will have to pass for the pearl twist.