This is the first time I made my own embellishment out of Polymer Clay. It is also the first time I used a stamp in clay, and colored it with chalks; so a lot of new things to me. To add a bit of sparkle I embedded glass beads in the branches as leaves. And the background paper was also made by me - nothing fancy, just black card stock that I wrote "waiting" repeatedly on.
My inspiration was a friend of mine - her husband is leaving for Iraq today, she is pregnant and understandably scared. All she can do now is wait, and pray.