Friday, 30 August 2013

Paper Saturday

Hi Everybody!
Today is Saturday, so time for Manons's Paper Saturdays, where you can link up anything made using paper.
Today I have a tag to share, which I am also linking to Simon's Monday Challenge, dotty.
The background has been distressed with wild honey and died marigold, which I then sprayed with water to give it more movement. I made the dotty background using a scrap of sequin waste and inking with peeled paint and rusty hinge. The leaves have been stamped with a three part Lavinia leaf stamp using color box inks in orange, dark green and brown.


For the embellishments I used some of the leaves I made last Sunday from painted paper and paper scraps, die-cut, varnished and crackled. I like to be able to make my own unique embellishments this way.
The sentiments are from a set by Hampton Arts.







Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for coming by.

30 comments:

  1. Wow Valerie! A stunning creation and love those Autumn shades (even if it's gone very hot and sunny again here!)
    xx

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  2. Beautiful. Love the leaves in the background and love the loose leaves you made. They make a stunning tag.
    xzx Monique

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  3. Beautiful Valerie, these leaves are stunning xx

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  4. What a gorgeous Autumn tag! Those leaves are amazing and the crackle gives such a nice veining! Love this. Enjoy the weekend!

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  5. So enchanting. I love how you've made the leaves seem strong and permanent, yet delicate and temporal. Great work!

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  6. Wonderful Autumn tag - I love your use of colour and that 3 part leaf stamp is great! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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  7. beautiful layers you have built with this tag! It's lovely.

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  8. Absolutely wonderful, love the colours and style, and those gorgeous leaves! Hugs, Sarah

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  9. Beautiful leaves and I love the background...brilliantly done.. :)

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  10. This is so beautiful Valerie and love the bow and bling at the bottom. Your leaves from last week look amazing with the wonderfaul background to show them off

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Magnificent art, Valerie, your wonderful made leaves are very much at home here.

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  12. What a gorgeous autumnal tag Valerie. The leaves are beginning to turn here, I can hardly believe autumn is upon us again. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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  13. Wow this is so gorgeous, love your leaves, the texture you created on them is fabulous. Beautiful colours & design. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  14. wundervoll gemacht.. da kriegt man Lust auf den Herbst Valerie!

    schönes restliches Wochenende!
    xxx
    Susi

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  15. Gorgeous autumn tag, fantastic background to showcase your beautiful leaves.
    Yvonne x

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  16. Gorgeous tag, Valerie. Tags are your specialty and this one is stunning.
    Hugs,
    C

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  17. It is as though you have brought the outdoors, indoors.
    The colours are so intense.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. Hey Valerie -- by now you know that your fans all think your tag is gorgeous!! and it is!! I still cannot get over how real your leaves look. Beautiful tag. I do believe I like Autumn colors most of all. Our leaves here in the mountains where I live are just now starting to turn. Just a wee bit though.
    Sandy

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    1. I hope you will take some photos of the leaves when they turn pretty colours!

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  19. Gorgeous tag, the leaves are stunning, the colors are awesome, so is the texture. ~Diane

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  20. Awesome atumn composition, your leaves are breathtaking!

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  21. wow. You put so much attention and love into this. I love it. It really makes me feel warm and happy for the changing season.

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  22. Bloomin' gorgeous Valerie!! The colours are so wonderful! Love it! <3 :0) x

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  23. Beautiful tag, Valerie!.. And I love that you made the leaves yourself! They're so real-looking, and so much prettier (and special) than any ol' store-bought ones!! (0; Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

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  24. This is very nice ideed it just jumps straight at you when you look at it I Love those warm colours it makes me want to curl up under a blanket with a hot drink. Happy Paper Saturdays! ManonX

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  25. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and I enjoyed seeing this beautiful tag!

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  26. Just LOVE those leaves. You have done wonders with them. hugs, Donna

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  27. Fantastic! Those leaves are so versatile - I love seeing your custom embellies on all these different projects.

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  28. fabulous color and design to this delightful autumn themed piece! xo

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  29. Your leaves look even more gorgeous on the background Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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