I'm a pretty practical person, most of the time. And as anyone who has looked at my blog knows, I LOVE to do challenges (I might be addicted but that's another post..) My practical side stops me from doing challenges if I don't have any use for the card I would be creating. For example, I don't send out Halloween cards so I rarely participate in a challenge that would have me make a Halloween card. Okay, so this week...a lot of blogs are challenging us to make a fall themed card. Well, my practical thought was "What in the world am I going to do with a Fall themed card?" Answer: nothing. So I decided I wasn't going to participate in those particular challenges. UNTIL...Dustin Pike came out with his Wednesday Freebie and it was this totally adorable Scarecrow! Well, all practicality went out the window because this guy is just too cute so I made the card, don't know what I'm going to do with it but that's okay because I love him! So suddenly I have a card that meets the requirement for several challenges:
Cardmaker: Use a paper bag for your cardbase (used a lunchbag)
Tuesday Taggers: use die cuts or punches (pumpkins)
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Use a digital image to make a simple, fall themed card (Scarecrow)
Creative Belli Blog: Fall or Halloween themed card (Scarecrow)
Our Creative Corner: Fall themed (Scarecrow)
Spoonful of Sugar: Fall themed (Scarecrow)
Doodle Palace: Use green and orange on your card
PPA: keep it simple (well, all of my cards basically qualify for this!)
Just Buggin: layer it (I layered my pumpkin with a black and green layer)
So, here he is...very simple but I think he's a cutie.
For this card:
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"
Stamp: Dustin Pike Freebie Scarecrow 9/16/09
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts "Thinking of You"
Diecut: Cricut Doodlecharms pumpkin at 1.5"