Sep 28, 2017

Summer's End Mixed Media Tag


Every so often we find ourselves with a fifth Friday and that means a tag party at A Vintage Journey!  My teammates have the most wonderful array of tag designs to share with you, so come on over and join the party!  


As I told you yesterday, I'm still clinging to the last days of summer.  I wanted my tag to have the feel of the last moments before the colors and winds change.  I added crackle paste to the perimeter of my tag then glued on my die cut border.  I scraped the die and center with  more crackle paste, to act as a resist.


I dipped my panel in Frayed Burlap and sponged with Bundled Sage, then added Lemoncello Infusions, spritzing with water and letting the colors puddle in the die cut.


I stamped my foliage first in brown, then in black and stamped a brown dotty texture all over.


I added a handmade flower and three large leaves from the Tattered Leaves set, with hand painted veins.  I dyed my ribbon to match, added a sentiment, charm, and cheesecloth and called it quits.  It's very rugged and earthy, just like these fleeting days...  


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36 comments:

S@ndy Diller said...

So, so lovely Autumn, I really like all the details of the tag and the way you have layered all the elements. Hugs, S@ndy

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Stunning!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

Your beautiful layered background is just so full of wonderful texture Autumn! I love the leaves and flower you created and the dyed ribbon is stunning atop! A wonderful way to celebrate the (nearly) end of Summer and beginning of Autumn... Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

How gorgeous, Autumn - this has exactly that bitter-sweet melancholy of this time of year, and the subtle crackle works beautifully in the background.
Alison x

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous Autumn! Love your choice of color & elements! You sure know how to put elements together to create beautiful works of art!!

A Pink said...

Lovely colour tones and layers coupled with the delicate crackle make for such a gorgeous tag! Autumn x

Jackie PN said...

Well, you absolutely ailed the last days of summer feel with this tag! Looking at your tag I was thinking of the crops around us that have all turned glorious shades of gold and soft yellow,the last to be harvested.
Beautiful layering and I just love the Autumn Blessings and little leaf at the top!
Blessings to you my friend!
Jackie xo

Jenny L said...

Hi Autumn,
what a very beautiful tag, and such a very lovely design.
Love that flower and the colours are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wendy L said...

Super card for our challenge at MAWTT, xxxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Autumn, gorgeous tag. Have a great crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Mac Mable said...

I always enjoy reading your posts to see (and read) the wonderful elements you use in your projects. I always learn so much and get so inspired. Fabulous tag and yes holding onto Summer my end too x

Willy said...

Beautiful shabby tag, love the details!!

Donna Ellis said...

Autumn, your mixed media creations always melt my heart - your tag brings such a sunshiny happiness in lovely shades of "Florida's Fall Colors". It's a beautiful creation, with the prettiest of layers, elements and textures. hugs, de

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Autumn, I love your tag, the background is gorgeous and I adore all your layers. Love your soft colour palette too. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

Kate Yetter said...

Oh, I just love this tag. The background is amazing and so fun! gorgeous!

Helen Wallace said...

Again, a delightful project with so many layers and textures to unpack. The multi coloured ribbon caught my eye and I love the honeycomb elements.

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow autumn this is gorgeous - love your soft colours and textures and all the layered - who would have thought you could get so many layers on such a small area and still have it looking so marvelous
Blessings
Maxine

Marjan said...

It's beautiful, Autumn!!

Furrbster said...

This is brilliant - and I love your step-by-step too,

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments :)

Hugz Tinz

Astrid Maclean said...

A wonderful tag Autumn, the rugged feel of it really fits this season of transitions! The layers and background are beautifully composed and the flower and leaves are the perfect focal point to pull it all together!

Art By Wanda said...

Gorgeous tag, Autumn!!

Karen said...

Autumn, this is truly inspiring. The colors and textures are spectacular, as is the entire design. Beautifully done! Your work is always lovely. I hope you are well and have a blessed weekend. :)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

maj. said...

Great creation!!!!!

Barbara said...

An amazing puece as aleays Autumn!! Love your tag, design and details are spectacular! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

sarascloset said...

Beautiful fall tag with all that gorgeous texture and yummy color! Perfectly composed! I really, really love this Autumn! I can tell you had fun making it! Sending hugs!

Virginia L. said...

So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Debbie Mageed said...

Gorgeous, as always! Can you reveal your secret to those "handmade flowers" - I have absolutely GOT to know! LOL Your projects are all amazing. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again soon.

SewPaperPaint said...

Ha! Yes, Debbie! I'm more than happy to share. I used the exact same method as described in this tutorial (only this time used larger flower dies): http://sewpaperpaint.blogspot.com/2017/04/tim-holtz-memoranda-with-paper-dolls.html
Hugs, Autumn

Sue said...

This is beautiful, and I can't blame you for wanting to cling on to Summer! I love your delicate crackle, and the handmade flower is perfect! xx

Annie said...

Such a beautiful tag Autumn x I love the background and the stunning flower x The crackle and words really add to the feel xx

Sending huge hugs
Annie xx

Nikki Acton said...

Oh that tag is amazing! That close up of the detail in background really shows it off beautifully - such a great combination of inks and mediums subtly combined for a stunning result. xxx

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful tag; love the design. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Julia Aston said...

So many lovely textures and details on this fall tag Autumn! (this is your namesake season!!) wonderful inked ribbon and great pop with the black stamped stems along the bottom! Julia xx

Sandra Wright. said...

Love,love,love your Tag..the textures and embellishing are awesome...
Thank you for joining in with our last challenge at Go Tag Thursday...x

Cards by Beckie said...

A beautiful tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Moving Along With The Times. Beckie x

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