Monday, November 4, 2013

Eureka Challenge #64 - Fall Leaves or Feathers

The leaves here in Northeast Ohio are at their prime!  It's a bit late - usually prime leaf colors is mid October and they have all fallen by November...but this year they seem to be holding on a bit longer.  It's so beautiful!  Since I'm still enjoying the Fall leaves, I had to go with the "Fall Leaves" instead of "Fall Feathers" for this week at Eureka Stamps Challenge.

I never use background stamps.  The first time I ever really used one (that I can remember) was for the Eureka Blog Hop this past weekend.  Now there's a shameless plug...if you haven't checked out the Blog Hop - be sure to do so - there are some great Christmas gift ideas!  Ok, back to this challenge... I used digi26901 Leaf Background and digi27202 As We Celebrate.  Now don't forget - they are available in both digi form or rubber stamp form from Eureka Stamps.  

For the background stamp I colored the leaves with Bic Mark-It markers.  Then to tone down the color and add some more "Fall" dimension to it, I went over the whole image with Ranger Distress Ink.  I almost went over the sentiment with the distress ink too, but I wanted it to pop and was afraid it would blend in too much if it was also brown.

Hope to see you over at Eureka Stamps.  

I'm also submitting this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today.  Blessings to you and your family!!!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Zella, this is such a stunning card. I love autumn and all the colors that go with it... and this card shows them off so well!

SarahGeorge said...

Zella you did a great job in coloring ! The card looks great!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE how you used this as a background stamps, Zella!! It's just gorgeous!!

sandie said...

such a beautiful background, the colours are so warming. Thanks for joining us at Ink

CraftyGirl said...

Love the colors and the sentiment. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


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cass said...

Beautiful card with a lovely sentiment, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

Roberta Swisher said...

What a beautiful card! I think you made the right move leaving the sentiment without the distress ink. It really pops and at the same time makes the leaves look deep and rich.
Thanks so much for sharing this week at HIMCR for our Fall Colors challenge....good luck!
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Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Zella! I had seen this morning on the Eureka blog that you and I used the same image for our card this week. Great minds really DO think alike! LOL
Thanks for sharing in our challenge this week, and please stop by again soon.
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P.S. I have some BLOG CANDY!!! Stop by and leave a comment to be entered to win.

Julie Short said...

What lovely colours Zella.

Tracey said...

Perfect Autumnal card :o)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful fall card! The leaves are fabulous and I like how you fit the sentiment amongst the leaves. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful fall card! The sentiment is so special. I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Gorgeous card and love the sentiment!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Kristie Maynard said...

Lovely card! I'm surprised you've never used background stamps before. I use them quite a bit, but not always as a background. Many of the Eureka! Stamps backgrounds can be cut up, like this one, I might color and then cut some individual leaves out. It really stretches the use of the stamp.
Beautifully done! TFS.

melissac said...

Beautiful!! I love the color combination of the leaves!! Glad you joined us at The Stamping Boutique!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Calypso's Crafts said...

Absolutely beautiful card and sentiment. Love the rich colors of your background coloring, perfect resembles of Autumn.
Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

SOMA Das said...

Great card..........What a fabulous scene you've created........Love the clarity and how the colors pop..........thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week & please come back again soon!

(Robyn's Fetish DT)

Nikki Stalker said...

A lovely Fall card. You background turned out lovely. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.