Saturday 13 September 2014

Mixed Media Tag card.

While I had my distress inks and the watercolour paper tag pack out, I just had to have a play.  I knew the challenge over at Mixed Media Card challenge blog was about autumn colours ~ with an optional element of leaves.


Celebrate Autumn

I started by sponging some distress inks onto the watercoloured tag and then added water droplets and some splashes of purple spray ink.  My leaves are a Cuttlebug die cut from some watercolour paper that I had used to mop up some distress ink awhile ago.  Sentiment from Winnie & Walter is embossed.  I also added a few leaves stencilled on in Pine Needles distress ink. I added hte tag to the front of my card and trimmed it to shape.  Inside is another of the little leaves.  Even though it is coming into spring here in NZ, we have a particular tree in our yard that sheds it's leaves at this time of the year.  They are shaped a little like these.

I've found a new challenge blog (at least new to me!) called Red Rubber Inspirationals and this current challenge is Just Text Me.  So I've added my tag card there too. As my only stamping is the sentiment I think it fits perfectly.
Also entering into the Autumn Colour Challenge at Penny Black and More 

Had my neighbour over this afternoon to borrow some stamps and stencils.  She is doing an art class on fabrics and this week put her portfolio of samples from 5 weeks of class on the roof of her car while putting her sewing machine into the car and yes... drove off and lost hours of work... making her own patterned material, hours of beading work... she was gutted!  So she wanted to replicate as much as she could.  Her tutor had used stamps and stencils to make the background on the fabric.  Hope that my stamps and stencils will help her.  Will be fun to see what her results are.


kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous work Dawn - you really are developing a fantastic style to your work. Oh I feel for your neighbour :-(.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Dawn.
This is a great looking card, The leaves look as if they have texture added, so I was surprised when you said it was mopped up ink.

Betty said...

love love love this tag, Dawn!! wonderful colors and design!!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card Dawn.
Fall is such a great muse isn't it?
Thank YOu~

Monika Reeck said...

Dawn I see the leaves looks like you picked from the earth it looks so real I think you can make more Autumn card cause this is one of my fav of your cards..looks so real and adorable...hugs, Monika

Greta said...

Stunning tag, Dawn--one of my favorites! Oh what an awful experience for your neighbor--would be so hard to deal with. How nice that you could help her out!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful colors on your tag!!! So glad you joined us at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Becca Cruger said...

Oh... This is lovely. Just divine!

brenda said...

Wonderful inky background Dawn and such warm Autumnal colours.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovey work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Linby said...

A tag that's a card, not seen that before - great idea. Lovely autumn colours and perfect for our challenge.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x