Monday, March 19, 2007

Eureka! It's autumn...

Yes, I am fully aware that the first day of spring is just days away, but several of us from the Eureka Stamps board decided to create some fall cards to submit to Stampington's Take Ten magazine: fall themed with traditional colors, including burgundy. I don't know whether they'll be chosen, but I did enjoy making them. This was my first card: I simply stamped the cornstalk image onto a Fabriano notecard, then colored it in with an aquapainter and some ink pads. I did brush over the stalks with Twinkling H2Os just to add a bit of shimmer. Tied on a ribbon and that's all, folks!

These next two cards featuring the "Tree Losing Leaves" took a bit more time and I love the results. (Side note: these also use the stamps that were created from my handwriting!) On the "greetings" card, I very carefully inked the tree, as I didn't want the entire image. I then finished it off with BasicGrey paper, fibers, and a metal button from K&Co. The transition card, though, is my favorite; it's 5x7, which is larger than I generally make, but I had to accommodate the immense tree. I colored it in with a variety of Twinkling H2Os to capture the rich tones of the season, then accented it with some Chatterbox paper, a hardware frame and a bit of ribbon and copper cord, and we're all done! They took quite a bit longer than ten minutes, but the guidelines for the publication are that the card could be recreated in that time frame, so hopefully I'm good...

4 comments:

Allison said...

These are lovely...great job!

Joyfulheartart said...

Let's try that again, again! Maybe Three's a charm. I like all three cards! I especially like the look of the Give Thanks Card. I'll have to put Fabriano cards on my list!

Jeanine Eckert said...

Beautiful cards- I love the swirling leaves!

Joyfulheartart said...

your cards are even prettier in person!