Friday, September 07, 2012

Autumn Fall.

This is the tag I have made for the September Tag Swap at The Altered Paper.

The theme for this month is Autumn/Fall. The backing paper is from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps Fallfoliage Autumn Papers which you can purchase from them. The leaves are stamped (from a freebie stamp from The CraftStamper magazine) and then cut around, coloured with distress inks using autumn colours.( I stamp the ink pad onto my non-stick craft mat, smoosh with a little water, stir together with a paint brush and then lay the images straight on top. Press down well and then turn over to do the other side. I made the pine cones from my Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Pinecone die. The instructions that come with the die are only pictures of the process but if you log onto Sizzix.com/instructions and look under the die number you can download a pdf file whih is much better at explaining. I used a mix of two distress brown inks to acheive my pine cone colour. The pine case was left over from collecting up nuts for Mr Squirrel last yr to see him through the winter.

I also added some little shrink plastic leaves to the top of the tag and finished the tag off with green hemp string from the potting shed. My tag is now on its way to my partner in America.
As I have used up snippets of white paper for the cones and leaves I am palying over at Pixies Crafty Workshop: Challenge #36 and would like to enter into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad Designs: Anything but square.
Lexi's Creations: Autumn colours.
Paper Play: Autumnal Tags.
Fab'N'Funky: Colours of Autumn.

26 comments:

  1. When I see such lovely tag creations, it inspires me to hunt up the supply I bought for a Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas class. (which I didn't finish!). This is so pretty, & your use of the pine cone die works so well on this. I'm sure the recipient is going to be delighted with this work of art. TFS

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  2. I was getting worried about you! Where you been? Anyhoo, luuuuuuuurve this tag. The acorns are a nice touch. xx

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  3. Wow, you're so clever! Love it, espcially hose pinecones!

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  4. Woo, hoo Mrs A - what a fabby tag - lurve the pine cones wot you made and pinched from the squirrel :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  5. Fab tag Mrs A, love the pine cones! Great colors.
    Hugs
    Bernie

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  6. Its lovely - I love T!ms pinecone die whenever I have lost my mojo I sit and make piles of flowers or pinecones ready for when it returns!

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  7. There is so much lovely detail and such a lot of work in this delightful Autumn tag. Aside from the fact that most leaves round our way have yet to drop, I was sure that your leaf was real! It looks stunning, Mrs. A!! Then I thought the pine cones were real too until I read your text. I am intrigued at the thought of you collecting nuts for Mr Squirrel last year. Did you put them on a plate for him to gather up or did you bury them in the garden with little signs so he knew where they were? Lovely paper, perfect twine! This is a fabulous creation! Hugs, Lesley

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  8. Fantastic tag, love autumn colours and those pine cones are wonderful.

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  9. Golly your wonderful cones and acorn look so real. This is a fab autumn tag.
    Thanks for your helpful tips about picasa. I have found a way around it....will email you if you want to know. Nothing exciting, but it's one way.
    xxxx

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  10. A gorgeous Tag Mrs A. Love the Tim PineCones die, saw that recently and thought it looked nice.
    Take care and have a nice Saturday.
    Dx

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  11. Hello Mrs.A. How fabulous is this tag. Gorgeous papers and lovely autumn colours. The cones are fabulous. You always pay such attention to detail in all you create. Absolutely wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

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  12. Hi Mrs A . . . been having fun on the construction site all week have you?

    BEAUTIFUL tag . . . totally gorgeous.

    Can you pop over to my blog and put your two penneth in about coops next please! I've stopped nailing things down for the treehouse this weekend!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  13. Hi Mrs A........Totally stunning tag beautiful colours too but then that's Autumn which does produce such lovely colours its truly gorgeous xx

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  14. Hi Mrs A! Fab creation, love the Autumnal theme! Thanks for sharing over at The Crafty Pad this week. Hugs, Estelle xx

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  15. this is truely fabulous - love the colours and the dimension - fab xx

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  16. sorry - me again! Meant to say thanks for playing at the crafty pad this week! Hugs Rachel x

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  17. Very pretty and not a hint of Halloween on it. I even have the leaf stamp myself too and the pinecones die. Do you know if you squish them up and do them pink they look like roses?!! Just a small hintytipyfingy!
    Hugs
    xx

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  18. Fabulous fall tag so wonderfully crafted! I find it quite beautiful and the die cut pinecones are terrific. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'autumn colours' challenge

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  19. Very pretty tag, Mrs. A. Love those Autumn colours, and the pine cones and acorn.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

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  20. Beautiful tag Mrs A! The little pine cones have turned out great. I was looking at that die only yesterday thinking should I, shouldn't I - doh - I now wish I had!

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  21. What a stunning tag Mrs A ! Love the pine cones, they are gorgeous ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  22. Fantastic leaves Mrs A, I thought they were the real deal, the pine cone die is now on my wish list...urm, it's more of a wish book really!

    Hope you're having a great weekend.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  23. Gorgeous autumn tag. I really love the way you inked up the leaves...very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. xx

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  24. Wow, I never would have guessed the pinecones weren't real! Fab tag, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

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  25. Heh Mrs A, it's Mrs F here :)

    Great tag with lovely autumnal colours, love the pinecones!

    Thought I'd join your blog with being a fellow Treehouse builder :)

    Night night xx

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  26. fab tag, thanks for joining us at F'n'F :)

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