Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Nature's Bounty

Hi friends -- you haven't seen me around here for a while but I just finished designing a better work/craft/art space for myself and to celebrate, made this tag:
The main illustration is a garden journal page from ca. 1900; it shows a family picking apples from their tree.  The background of the tag is vintage wallpaper.  If you look closely you can see that I was able to match the tree in the page to a tree on the wallpaper.

I loved the detail of the bushels and the barrel, and wanted to echo the color of the apples with the greens and red that I used throughout the tag.
The fruit basked is an original piece of scrap; I placed it so it looked like the little boy on the ladder was reaching for it.  I also used green pearl embellishments to suggest the roundness of the apples.
It really says "Fall" to me.  Thanks for stopping by the blog, and to everyone who posts faithfully with their lovely creations!

9 comments:

  1. A lovely tag Laurie; great composition. I love the olde worlde vibe to it :D

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  2. Gorgeous tag Laurie! I love all of the little elements!

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  3. amazing how you have been able to incorporate so much detail into this little tag Laurie! great imagination! terrific job! :)

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  4. A great photo to use on your lovely tag.

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  5. Lovely vintage image and great embellishing!
    Carolyn xx

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  6. Love the detail and how you planned it.

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  7. Hi Laurie The scene and the story you have created with your tag is beautiful - it just has that 'good old days' nostalgic feel!

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  8. The image you used is just gorgeous, I adore these old illustrations.

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