Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - September

We've reached the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and the trees are dressing in their beautiful technicolour coats. I've tried to reflect this colour palette on September's tag for the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge where leaves/trees and the colour brown have to be used somewhere on the month's project.

I used autumnal colour Distress Inks sponged on the background and stamped over it, firstly with a Hero Arts stamp that looks like rose hips and then added the toadstool border stamp. The leaves and sentiment were stamped onto card which had been coloured with the same colours as the base of the tag, then cut out and attached. The tag was finished off with seam binding that had been coloured with Distress Inks.

Tag Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint,
Ranger Archival Coffee
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Background - Hero Arts Pod Branch E3651
Toadstools - maker unknown
Leaf - Inkadinkado
Sentiment - Hobby Arts CS034D Scene-it sentiments
Gold Sakura  Pen-touch Calligrapher pen
Seam binding coloured with Distress Inks


Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, and so Autumnal looking! You have got the look and feel of Autumn spot on with your colours!

Jane said...

What a lovely tag! Beautiful! Thank you for joining in The Calendar Challenge.
Jane x

Lesley said...

Beautiful tag! I love your leaves! xx

Craftyfield said...

Colours and images are perfect for Autumn, it's a lovely tag!