Monday, 1 September 2014

Autumn Colours

Hello everyone and happy September to you all! Where has the summer gone? It seems to have flown by...
It being the first of the month means I will have two projects to share with you and this is the first:
It's a size 6 tag created for the new challenge at The Artistic Stamper, where as the title of my post suggests, the theme is Autumn Colours.
I love Autumn and this was a great chance to take out those wonderful Distress Colours like Ripe Permission, Rusty Hinge and Scattered Straw. There is some Barn Door and Aged Mahogany in there as well, - but I run ahead of my self.

I started with a Crafters Workshop stencil and stencilled the flower using Wendy Vecchi past.
When dry I put the stencil in place again and coloured the flower with a mix of Distress markers, Archival Inks and some Distress. I rubbed a little bit of treasure gold onto the actual flower too.
Next I ran the bottom of the tag through an Autumnal Sizzix embossingfolder (should have done that first probably) and then did some background stamping with Picket Fence Distress Paint.
Next I used some Tim Holtz layering stencils and the above mentioned colours of Distress Inks to create the rest of my background.
I used a Katie Leitch semtiment stamp from the leaf set, stamped it in Black Archival and clear embossed it. I then cut it into text lines so I could spread my text out a bit.
I stamped two of the leaves from the same set, fussy-cut them and used them as embellishments together with a little rusty key from my stash.
One of Tim's Simple Sayings and a hand dyed ribbon and rusty leave at the top, finish it all off.
Hope you'll decide to play along with the challenge, just click here to see all the details and the fab projects from my teamies.

I'll be back later with a project for Countryview Crafts challenges.
Thank you for visiting and hope you will have a good month of September!!


butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning tag, Astrid. I adore the colours and the dimensional textured flower is heavenly. A joy of a tag!
Alison xx

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
This is striking, the palette is just gorgeous and catches the eye wonderfully. A very beautiful Tag.

Dianne said...

Yes, yes, yes, fall my favorite time, the colors are freaking fantastic, the flower looks like you have pressed it, AMAZING work, your rock my world with you outstanding creations, thanks for that my dear, have a wonderful week..

Diane Porazzo said...

HI Astrid,
Your work is just lovely.. I just found you and I will follow your blog...will you follow me back.
Warmest Regards,

Susanna said...

So nice colours. Beautiful! You make so beautiful art! Have a great week!

Suzi B said...

Such warm,inviting,rich colours, a wonderful tag. Love the textured flower.
Suzi B xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning Astrid - such a fabulous mix of colours x

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW sooooooooooo gorgeous work here again Astrid. I love this tag, and boy I wish I could get anything to look like this, but for some reason, it just never loks anywhere close to this, when I try LOL, so even I really love, how it looks, I´ve accepted, it´s obviously not my style to make, but I wish, as it´s so beautiful. But I´ll do with enjoying to watch yours then.

brenda said...

Just stunning Astrid, I too love working with Autumnal colours and seeing what others create with them.

B x

Karin said...

Gorgeous tag, love the warm colors!
Groetjes Karin

Redanne said...

This tag is so, so beautiful Astrid, I adore the autumnal colours you have used and that flower is stunning. A lovely way to brighten up a cold, rainy day!! Anne xx

rachel said...

this is beautiful - absolutely stunning colours and texture Astrid - love it - and that quote is just fab xx

chrissies said...

Stunning tag. A real celebration of all that Autumn has to offer. Great ideas for the background.

Love Chrissie x

Dots Dabbles said...

I love the vibrancy of these colours, they really make the tag come alive. And what a great sentiment! So true.
Dot x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great true! And your tag looks amazing with the lovely colours Astrid!
greetings, Alie

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous tag, love how you create the texture with texture paste and other colors. Katy Leich Autumn leaves looks really good with glaze, you created with clear embossing.

May said...

Breathtaking beauty Astrid, The vibrant colours & fabulous texture...WOW, WOW, WOW...I Love it all...Hugs May x x

Ros Crawford said...

I can't believe it's September already!! The good thing is those gorgeous Autumnal colours and your tag is really rich in them ... beautiful!

Cardgenie said...

Astrid, this tag is gorgeous! It really captures the spirit of autumn and the sentiment is perfect. Love it. Jean.x

Joan said...

Wow, this is gorgeous , vibrant colours and so much texture,love the leaves, they look real

Maryanne said...

This is a gorgeous tag, Astrid! I love fall and fall colors and the sentiment you chose is one of my favorites! I can't believe it's September already but it is wonderful to see all these gorgeous fall colors again!

Angela Radford said...

This is a true Astrid piece, luscious colour, rich and textural.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Dorthe said...

WOW, I love you mixed the strong pink with the pumpkin colour ,Astrid, and that flower is stunningly made, -and so beautiful with the leaves in the bottom with the shine and true autumn feeling.
So wonderful a tag, dear.
Dorthe, xoxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow-wow-wow - how cool is it ?! I really love this color combination and the fantastic texture on this tag.

Anonymous said...

The flower has such a beautiful tactile quality to it with the petals especially having the appearance of velvet just as some flower petals have in nature.
This tag is gorgeously rich in colour.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Looooveeee the beautiful rich colours here Astrid!! This tag is so rich and vibrant it literally jumps off the page at you!! The flower is so well done it looks real and I love the sentiment too!! Absolutely stunning tag!! ox

Bonnie McLain said...

Astrid this tag is yummy plus... the colors are so very rich and so FALL like, I love it. RICH, DEEP and lovely. The flower you can reach out and feel it's life, but the colors... wow!!! Love the whole tag. Great PLAY. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Ana K. said...

I love the colurs! Such a warm autumn tag!

Marjie Kemper said...

Astrid, your tag is positively scrumptious! The colors are amazing.

Marjie Kemper said...

Astrid, your tag is positively scrumptious! The colors are amazing.

JackieP Neal said...

Stunning my friend!!xoxo

Artfully Musing said...

What a beautiful piece! Laura

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love, love, LOVE these intense autumn colors. What a gorgeous piece. It absolutely bursts with the abundance of the season. Your embossed flower is seriously sensational! Such a gorgeous piece.


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