Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Autumn Texture

Hello everyone!

     Today at Try it on Tuesday we are doing -


      I decided to make a tag - I haven't done any for a while and lately I have been making loads!

     This tag started with a bag of bark! Which I found in the Czech equivalent of a PoundStore while on holiday over there during the summer....

      A few twigs from the garden and I was set to go....another Autumn tag.....

   For the base of the tag I glued some tissue paper to card, creasing it as I stuck it down. I added several layers to add to the rustic textured look. When dry I painted it with Fresco paints - Pumpkin Soup, Smoked Paprika and Blood Orange.

    I used some stamps - a flourish and text and stamped them with Potting Soil Archival ink around the tag. 

    I added a strip of burlap and put the word 'October' on it which was a chit-chat sticker inked with Rusty Hinge DI and added to a piece of card inked in Spiced Marmalade.

I had some die cut leaves - painted them with Mocha Mousse paint and then applied Crackle Glaze over the top. When dry I rubbed some French Roast Fresco paint into the cracks.

    At this point I wasn't too happy with it all. I stuck the bark in place, and arrange the leaves and twigs but it wasn't working. I put it aside and tried to come up with some ideas. I was looking around a local art shop one day and came across a box of embossing powders for sale at 60% off!- up until then I only had clear embossing powder so I grabbed Gold, Copper, Viridian and White...(and went back later for every other colour they had!)

      Back home I had another look at the tag and went for it...I scattered embossing powder all over the place! Over the leaves, around the edge...making sure there were little melted particles scattered all over...I look at it now and wonder "Too much?"...but I had soooo much fun ;o)

     Twine and a paper ribbon finished off the very sparkly and very textured tag!

            Hope you like my Textured Tag - Why not come on over to Try It On Tuesday and join in the textured fun?

                      Thanks so much for being here - see you all soon!

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  1. That bark gives fab texture Laura. Loving all the warm autumnal hues and so glad you got all the ep at a bargain. Nicola x

  2. gorgeous textures x

    Still playing catch up and yet never getting caught up ....so this is just to say hello , have been looking at your lovely pieces and hope to get back to my normal comment levels soon, I know , I know I keep saying it :( but I do have the very best intentions! hugs Trace x

  3. Every layer of texture and color is gorgeous! Such a beautiful Autumn project! I love that added bark and those leaves are to die for! Funny thing is that I have so many colors of EP and always run to the clear! Laura, I do believe you have given me the push to open and use some of those jars! Hugs!

  4. This is fabulous, that bark is amazing and I love the embossing powder
    Rosie x

  5. Gorgeous colours and fab texture Laura. Love the addition of the bark and the leaves look great with the sprinkling of EP.

    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

  6. Beautiful tag, loving the wonderful textures you have made and the super colours.

  7. Simply fabulous Laura! The texture from the bark together with the fabulous background are amazing, but all that embossing powder just finishes it off to perfection!! Love it!!!

  8. GORGEOUSSSSSS, Miss Laura, your background is stunning, gorgeous colors, fabulous texture, the bark is fantastic on there, love the gorgeous blue embossed on ther, it's an outstanding tag, thanks so much for sharing it...

  9. Gorgeous, Laura! Love your use of the hessian piece and all those gorgeous ep colours!

    Lucy x

  10. In my opinion you can't have too much embossing powder! This is so gorgeous. Autumn has always been my favourite season and this tag so perfectly evokes the explosion of glorious colour that I associate with that time of year! This is exquisite and it looks like it gave you pleasure to create it too! Thank you for sharing such beautiful work! Julie Ann xx

  11. Laura this is wonderful. Love that bark and those embossing powders are so dramatic.
    Love it.

  12. Stil laughing about a shop selling a bag of bark - presumably only crafters and lfower arrangers wouldn't be fazed by that!! Gorgeous tag, gorgeous colours - delish! Cindy

  13. Testament to your artistic vision that you bought the bark - I probably would have left it on the shelf!! Great tag and the bark is FAB! x

  14. A super tag with lots of lovely textures. Hugs Bee

  15. Hi Laura, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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