The weather here was mixed again, but mostly grey and a lot cooler. Autumn is on its way! I enjoyed walking around, picking up leaves and twigs, and thinking about what I could do with them.
Some of the leaves I used as masks to make some sprayed backgrounds, others were turned into 'heavy metal' leaves with Embossing powders. I had fun playing, and have some nice decorations to use in crafting.
Today I made an autumn tag. I used an 8" tag, which I distressed with vintage photo, spiced marmalade and rust DIs using the seamless distress method. I did this twice till it had the colour I wanted. When it was dry, I stamped the background with a swirl stamp using archival black. Then I sewed the scraps of coloured burlap onto the tag, and the tag onto some partly peeled corrugated cardboard, which I had inked with rusty screw or something and then embossed around the edges with copper and white EP.
The leaves were rubbed with embossing ink and dipped into Frantage old gold and vintage copper and embossed. It was fun watching them bubbling, and I do love using natural materials and not just bought ones as embellishments. I also embossed some seed pods as 'flowers', and love how they look. I used some fibres, two horn buttons, a few beads and a straw bow to finish it off.
I am linking to A vintage Journey, colours of autumn, where the dear ladies want to see work inspired and influenced by Tim Holtz. I have used many of his techniques and products here, but still tried to make an original tag in my style. I am also linking to the ePlay challenge at eclectic paperie - fall
Here are some of the leaves I embossed today, using metallic and hologram EPs.
My thumb nail has become fittingly glittered:
The leaves look good in a vintage glass bowl in leaf form until I use them on my projects.
We had massive towers of cloud yesterday evening:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!