Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Autumn Leaves, Acorns, and Conkers

Hello everyone! It is Thanksgiving here in Canada and I had a wonderful meal made by my beloved as I have been very sick. I am feeling a little better today and I finished my tag. I had finished a version of it yesterday, but I sprayed too much Glimmer Mist on and it did not have the affect I was looking for. So, now for something similiar but not anywhere near the last one. It is funny how the creative process goes. I went to Oak Ave ( a real place) and got acorns and oak leaves, but the leaves are so fragile, and I wanted my tag to last, so used these paper leaves that were given to me by a dear friend. I sprayed the leaves with glimmer mist and got some on the acorns, but liked the effect. I used vintage ledger paper dated October, a copy of a vintage McIntosh ad ( cannot remember source), a vintage sheet music circle and lace. I stamped the quote by Walt Whitman (one of my favourites) onto a fabric scrap and aged it with ink. I added some bling and fibre from Basic Grey. Here it is:
So now I am off to make tomorrows tag! Take care ! Here is a fall picture from a park near my home and the stanza from the poem by Whitman.

"In the dooryard fronting an old farm-house near the white-wash'd palings,

Stands the lilac-bush tall-growing with heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
With many a pointed blossom rising delicate, with the perfume strong I love,
With every leaf a miracle -- and from this bush in the dooryard,
With delicate-color'd blossoms and heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
A sprig with its flower I break."
                                                             Walt Whitman


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Day! I love the vintage feel of your tag. Blessings!

  2. Gorgeous tag! Great composition!

  3. Those colours are just gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Hope you continue in your recovery and feel better soon, great tag, and stunning trees, Jane xx

  5. Wonderful tag..lovely elements you have used :)


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