Thursday, September 18, 2008

What do you like most about Fall?





We love Halloween at our house! I prefer cute Halloween, my younger daughter and husband prefer the scary kind-- the more disgusting, the better. Anyway, since I typically do the decorating and goodie making(aka CANDY!), it's always cute around here. And the holiday is never complete without candy corn---if we could have a tree that actually *grew* candy corn, what a treat that would be! For now, we'll have to settle for this CUTE candy corn tree stamp from Impression Obsession and trips to Target for the real stuff.


The IO design team challenge this time was to welcome Fall and for this particular card, I decided to try a little bit of watercoloring. Not the usual type of watercoloring, but using water to quickly spread the color just a bit. I stamped the candy corn part in yellows and oranges, the trunk in brown and applied it to the paper, then using a watercolor brush, just kind of moved the ink from the outside in. Did you notice the colors of the background papers? And then I stamped my favorite new IO saying -- "it's all about the candy corn" -- cute, right? Who thinks up these things?? (in this case-- me!! hee hee Yes, I got to help with Halloween and Christmas phrases for this release!!)


Make sure to check out how the rest of the IO team welcomes this time of year:




I hope you're feeling a bit of fall in the air where you are. It's been nice and cool here in the mornings...such a relief from the hot, hot summer. And as we say in the south, Happy Fall Y'all!!




24 comments:

Laura said...

Kelli, this turned out great! Humm...we seem to be working on a similar wavelength. :)

Julie Koerber said...

That's not stinkin' thinkin'!! Love how you layered the paper to look like candy corn -- not scary... CUTE! LOL!

Deborah said...

Oooohhh Kelli, LOVE this tree...it's on my wish list...love your card!

chris.britbiz said...

Very cute card! I'm also into the "creepy and scary" Halloween stuff, but have to remember to keep it cute for the little grandchildren.
From Limeyscrapper ( Chris)

CharityHand said...

Oh, so adorable! Love that candy corn tree!

scotspanda said...

love the colours......wish we could get candy corn over here lol. fab card :)

lotsalove

Amanda x

Sean Marie Blancaneaux said...

this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Sooo cute and yes I wish there were candy corn trees too!!! I want some right now!!! Carla

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Love your scene! Fall cards are among my favorites, what a great job!

Annelies said...

Lovely card! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Heather "Hev" said...

Well being in Australia we are in Springtime at the moment - lots of pollen and its getting warmer.... So to see Autumn cards puts me in my happy place as it is my favourite season :)

seamom said...

Wonderful fall card!

Jennifer said...

What a lovely fall scene! I too love fall and we are having frost on the pumpkin in the mornings. This card looks like a photo of my front yard. Love it!

maiahs_momma said...

neat card, definitely like the candy corn colors that you used...gives it a fallish feel to the card.

Hugs,
Catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Anonymous said...

I love the candy corns on the tree - and it works well with the colors you used.

Swedie

A Stroke Above said...

These trees in the candy "hopping" are all so very different. Fall is so different too. WE love it here in Texas. COOLER weather. Linda Crowder

Cathy A said...

Super card, you and laura must be on the same wavelength using the same stamp, but such different results.

Sharon in NE said...

A candy corn tree! I love this stamp! I love this card!

sandyh50 said...

Oh, cute candy corn leaaves!

liannallama said...

wow! The background color blocking is the perfect finish to your super card!

so A"MUSE"D said...

That card rocks... love how you used the candy corn theme in the cardstock too!

terriavidreader said...

All you ladies have such different styles. It's great that you blog so that I can find your stuff and get some wonderful ideas.

Jennifer said...

love how the tree leaves change colours

Mistylynn said...

Is that a candy corn tree~?!?!?!?! Holy Moly. It's awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Misty