Sometimes, you just have to reach for a colour you don't normally work with (or like), because it's good for your creativity. Yes, you may end up with a project that you're still not overly fond of, because that colour doesn't sit well, or, you could find yourself thoroughly loving the look, and hopefully trying that colour out a bit more in the future.
This is the case for me with River Rock. Not quite sure what it is about the colour, it's a little yellowy and "dirty" looking perhaps? Anyway, after making this card, I've decided that paired with black and white, it's rather elegant.
If you'd like to see more of this technique I'll be demonstrating it on Saturday at Darling Stamp & Scrap Club. Visit the DSNS page here.