Sunday, 7 October 2012

Autumn Leaves Acorns & Conkers

We had a lovely walk in the Autumn sunshine today - it was so beautiful (if a tad muddy towards the end, but we won't go into that ... well, John went into it, but ...)
Anyway, I was inspired to do my tag for Tag Tuesday -  better late than never :o)
I photographed it out in the garden in that gorgeous Norfolk sunshine


It only took about half an hour to do (which is very quick for me) I used an embossing punch to cut the leaves from scrap papers, then sanded them a bit and used Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and Orange Marmalade, and finally scrunched and folded them to make them more realistic. I must say I was well chuffed with them and very impressed with the punch, which has been languishing all unloved in the back of a drawer for ages.
The finished leaves were stuck on to a Joe Brown clothing tag I'd squirrelled away and I added a piece of unravelled garden twine to finish it off. Here's a closer look


Off to have a look at all the other lovely creations now - I'm always so impressed by everyone's work. The rest of October's themes look inspiring -can't wait to get to Rust! Thanks again Carolyn for all the ideas and what a fab background too - loving the falling leaves! 

Cheerio for now :o)

13 comments:

  1. Bravo! Your leaves came out looking very realistic. Blessings!

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  2. How lovely!! Great job!

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  3. Beautiful tag, those leaves look sooooooooo real!! Valerie

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  4. Wow. Your leaves are fantastic. hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Beautiful colours - incredible leaves, wonderful tag :D

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  6. Your leaves are fantastic, a very beautiful tag.
    Anni

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  7. What realistic leaves, your tag is lovely. x

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  8. Great tag. I thought the leaves were real before reading how you made it!
    Jane x

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  9. Such a beautiful tag - those leaves are fantastically realistic. I think I might have the same emboss punch but have never managed to create anything that good with it - just fabulous.

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  10. A lovely tag, very realistic looking leaves! Jane xx

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  11. Wow, that is a lovely tag and I thought your leaves were real!!! Great job.
    Hugs,
    Ivy

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  12. Lovely tag and those leaves look so real!!

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  13. Fantastic tag! The leaves are stunning!

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