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Unique Eggplants!

Hi Everyone,

sharing a quick card I made for the One Layer simplicity challenge this month. The theme is fruit smoothie. That stumped me at first - not a lot of fruit stamps...but then I remembered my ancient wooden eggplant stamp from A Stamp in the Hand - sadly that company does not exist anymore....

Now if you are wondering what an eggplant has to do with a fruit - it IS one! I am quoting Wikipedia here:
"Eggplant (Solanum melongena) or aubergine is a species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit."

Now I do have an apple stamp from that company and a pear, but I was fixated on eggplant....
So I took my markers and colored the eggplants - they look kind of blue here, but that has to do with my camera being unable to handle the color purple....

And then I needed a usual haphazard way of creating a card - starting and then what???
Finding a suitable sentiment was NOT easy, after all, those are eggplants...

Solved the problem!

A Stamp in the Hand, TAWS, Markers

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Ruth said…
It's genius! Who would have thought it - an eggplant/aubergine stamp! I also didn't know they were a species of nightshade. That's a bit of information that's new to me. Definitely unique!! Xx
Rahmat said…
Indeed very unique card, just like the sentiment. Eggplants are my favorite, so another reason I love this card.
Monika Reeck said…
Aubergine Stamp
seee you have all all stamp that crafters need hehe
look how adorable your Aubergine stamp on this CAS card
ich wuensche dir einen schoenen Saturday
wish you have time visit me again
always happy and said yaay if I read your some Line on my Blog
many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this week
Monika (DT Member)
Neets B said…
A very unique card and the perfect sentiment for your wonderful design, Cornelia.
Thanks for sharing in our CAS challenge over at ATSM, Anita x
I Card Everyone said…
Cornelia I adore eggplant! Your card is fab - and very unique, in the best of ways!
Flo said…
Eine geniale Idee und wunderbare Auberginen sind auf deinem Kärtchen vereint.
Der Spruch passt doch hervorragend!!!
Dir ein schönes Wochenende,
Liebe Grüße
Anita in France said…
Fantastic, Cornelia ... such awesome aubergines ... unique ... and fabulous indeed! Hugs, Anita :)
conil said…
Yep, that's the perfect sentiment for it. So eggplants are like tomatoes... fruit. Personally, love the color, whether it be your camera or not...violet is always a favorite here at my house. Love the card...and being one layer is a definite plus.
Darnell said…
A stunning and UNIQUE card for the OLC challenge, Cornelia! And thank you for the information; I did not know eggplant was a fruit!! Hugs, Darnell
Kim Heggins said…
Fabulous collection of incredible eggplants....wonderful card.
Hanna said…
Liebe Cornelia,
die Auberginen sehen genial aus!!! Eine ganz tolle Karte mit einem außerordentlich passenden Spruch. Schade, dass es die Stempel nicht mehr gibt. Ich wünsche Dir viel Glück bei der Challenge!!!
Liebe Grüße schickt Dir
Julie B said…
A really fun card Cornelia. even in bright sunlight.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)My camera can't with some colours either
Susanne Vargas said…
Ich kann mich an diese Firma erinnern - ihre demos auf der Convention waren immer toll! Schön, ihre Stempel mal wieder in Aktion zu sehen! Auch wenn Auberginen Früchte sind, würde ich sie nicht in einem Smoothie trinken wollen... ;)
Heather said…
Brilliant card, I love how perfectly the sentiment pairs with the stamping. And I learned something new; I did not know eggplant was a fruit.
Barb Ghig said…
You are always so creative, Cornelia! Your eggplants are fabulous, and I love the bold color palette and splatters on this card! And, what a perfect sentiment, too! Awesome card!!! So happy you played along with us this week at ATSM!
Barb Ghig said…
I'm so sorry...I meant to add: So happy you played along with us this week at ATSM! We love to see your fabulous cards in the gallery, Cornelia!
Susan Raihala said…
I adore this! Eggplant is so...unexpected! And I had no idea it was a fruit. Great card! I really love the diversity of shapes (and the symbolism behind that!) and the spatters, which lend such a fun, artsy feel to the whole thing. Excellent!
Rosmarie said…
Super Idee! Meine kommen nächste Woche ins Gewächshaus! - Letztes Jahr wuchsen sie sehr gut, mal sehen was heuer daraus wird! ....wir haben seit Tagen S..wetter, geht es euch auch so?

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