Thursday, October 17, 2013

Celebrate Autumn Tag

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year and I just had to make a tag to celebrate. 
The quote used here is a rubber stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs and is one of my favorite quotes about autumn.  The tree branches rubber stamp, used for the background, has been in my collection for many year and is from Rubber Monger.
The leaves were cut using a Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die. I used alcohol inked paper for most of the leaves - love all of the color combos you can get with the inks. 
Also found some old needle point canvas and since the odds are slim that I'd actually use the canvas for needlepoint I decided it would make great leaf material.  This is also where the "don't throw anything out 'cause you might need it!" comes into play. Although I try not to let the studio supplies get out of hand (emphasize "try") I find it helpful to keep boxes of odds and ends to use for embellishments...or leaf material!
I colored the canvas leaves with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Distress inks were also used to color the background of the tag and color the edges of the quote piece.
Next on the agenda is getting in the spirit to make some Halloween tags...stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Love the use of the needlepoint canvas - so creative-Dawn