Saturday, 6 October 2012

Autumn Leaves

I'm having to schedule posts on my blog  at the moment as having a bit of a traumatic time  so am going to cheat a bit here too. I made this tag last month for a tag swap that has now winged its way to America and as it fits the theme this week am showing it again on Tag Tuesday. Hope that is ok.
  


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  the Sizzix site 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.


There aren't very many acorns around this year ( has any else noticed? There was an abundance of them last year) so Mr Squirrel will have to make do with shop purchased monkey nuts!

14 comments:

  1. Lovely tag, hope things are soon easier for you! Valerie

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  2. You did a beautiful job creating your Autumn spray for your tag. There's plenty of acorns in my part of the world LOL. Blessings!

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  3. Well done for using actual acorns! Hope life gets a little easier for you soon.

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  4. This is a lovely tag. So sorry to hear things are difficult, my wishes and hugs for you that they get better soon. x

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  5. Gorgeous tag... I do hope things get better for you soon.... May x

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  6. Gorgeous tag, lovely colours!
    Wishing all trama be gone for you :0)

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  7. Lovely tag - beautifully assembled! Best wishes to you, \carolyn x

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  8. Wow! those leaves and pine cones are amazing - I thought they were real at first glance. Beautiful! Our resident squirrels are struggling this year - usually there are hundreds of walnuts for them (and some for us) but this year - not one! They do like the monkey nuts though :o)

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  9. Lovely tag! I can't tell which bits are real!
    Jane x

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  10. Lovely tag - such fab leaves - I love the patterning on them, and a really great background.

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  11. Thought these Autumn finds were real at first, very clever. Mr Squirrel has a shortage of acorns in Bournemouth too! Jane xx

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  12. Beautiful tag!!! I just love it!
    Hugs,
    Ivy

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  13. This is gorgeous! Love the little acorn, do you reckon that you could use conkers too?

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