Hi Everyone and Welcome
I have some happy news to share with you today as well as a little creativity.
First the news : I have happily accepted a very kind invite to be a Guest Designer for That's Crafty
! It was such a surprise to be asked and I am honoured to have been given this wonderful opportunity. Thanks so much Laura 😊
Now for the Creativity.... Today sees the start of a new challenge at That's Crafty
and the theme this time is
We would like for your creations to have an Autumnal feel to them.
I love the rich, warming colours of Autumn and the rustle of fallen leaves underfoot both of which provided inspiration for my 'Forever Autumn' tag
I don't have many process shots but I will take you on a tour around the tag.
The large tag which I did remember to photograph before I added all the extras is a That's Crafty MDF Tag.
This one is a #10
but there are a range of sizes available that can be found here
. They really are excellent quality, take mediums very well and are great value for money. I have used one of these tags in a previous project which can be seen here.
The background was created using distress inks (Fossilised Amber, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey , Mustard Seed...), Distress Resist spray, Wrinkle Free Distress technique, Iced Spruce distress paint and a brayer.
I love the effect of the Distress Resist spray and the brayer paint over the inks gives a kind of misty feel like we often get during Autumn .
There's some script stamping too - I used Tim Holtz Ledger Script with Coffee Archival ink.
The small tag is a #8 Tim Holtz tag cut from mountboard, crackled with Deco Art crackle paint and coloured with a combination of Tim Holtz Distress paints ( Rusty Hinge, Fossilised Amber ) and DecoArt media fluids ( Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Transparent Yellow Oxide, Quinacridone Gold)
The Leaf is a That's Crafty greyboard leaf
covered with a Distress Resist sprayed Wrinkle Free background. The same distress inks were used as for the large tag background with the addition of a couple more (Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Fired Brick). The leaf is embellished with a piece of Tim Holtz Ideology. The frame is a That's Crafty MDF Atc frame
covered with Tim Holtz designer tape . The back panel that is purposely offset slightly from the frame is a piece of 'brayering off' palette paper
and to the top left corner of this there's a sprinkling of mineral powder
Here's a close up of those fabulous speckles of white created by the Distress Resist spray ....
The broken twigs are from the gatherings of recent 'wood walks'. They are bound with coarse fibres and add a 'natural' element to the tag. One sits at the top of the small tag
and the other, the larger one, sits above the sentiment
The large base tag is decorated with an old rusty can pull - again a 'find' when I've been 'stepping' out this summer. I always set out 'hands free' and almost always come home 'hands full'! I can't resist a bit of 'Street Swag/ Boardwalk Booty' as I call it! Sure you'll be seeing some feature in my future artwork.
The tag has great dimension with all the layers and chunky materials used
I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peak of a project I have made for my GD weekly post so hopefully I will see you then and be able to tempt you over to That's Crafty's blog to see my project in full.
Thanks for stopping by today. I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit, follow and comment.
Hope you all have a lovely day