Thursday, September 23, 2010

OLW 21: Inspired by Nature

YES!
I did the challenge and got it posted only ONE day after Susan posted her Simplicity challenge  for this week!  Yeah!

So what's the challenge you ask?   It's a one layer card with extremely minimal embellishment, reflecting something from nature that is inspiring.   Well, given that I have 3 Iris cart drawers of stamps that are leaves, trees and grasses, surely I could find something!

And I did! 

It is this GREAT new stamp I bought from Impression Obsession at Stampaway last month.  It truly spoke to me.  I loooooovvve candy corn...wait all year for fall to arrive so that I can buy some (it and carmel apples are about the ONLY reasons I tolerate fall), and I really wouldn't mind if I could find a tree in real life on which candy corn grew.  I'd be sure to have it in my yard.  But, sigh, since it doesn't, this stamp is the next best thing.
The sentiment is also by Impression Obsession.  This card is going to be a Halloween card for someone (can't say!) along with a pair of black socks with a candy corn motif.

Thanks for peeking!

11 comments:

Kara said...

i love candy corn...wish i had that tree:)
great card!!

Sheila H said...

I, too, love candy corn, and I totally love your idea of putting it on a tree :)

Patti said...

Isn't this just adorable! I love candy corn too.... fall is my favorite time of year! I just hate what comes after it!

LaNell said...

So Cute. Love how you did the yellow fall moon. I'm not a candy corn fan but this is wonderful for those who do.

Paula said...

wonderful take on this weeks challenge!

Susan said...

OMGoodness! LOVE that tree!! I'm a big fan of candy corn myself! Awesome stamp and the sentiment is perfect!! Carol, you rocked this challenge!!

Bev J. said...

What a neat stamp and card-love that candy tree!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment-appreciated. Really like all the great cards you have posted on your blog.

Tiya-B said...

it is!( all about the candy corn.... isn't that the reason for fall? great stamp, great card!

Trinh said...

I love the candy corn tree and your great card! Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog too.

Doris said...

Actually, candy corn is the only part of Halloween that I like! Your card is gorgeous and gave me a chuckle (not the candy)!

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness, girlfriend, you really outdid yourself with this one! That shadowy moon and the little pumpkin . . . it's all just too, too cute. Love that sentiment. You totally rocked this challenge.
Hugs,
Colleen