Even though each season change is exhilarating for me, there’s no doubt that I’ve settled in on AUTUMN as my very favorite season. I’ve been looking forward to putting together this little project, because it fits my mood right now.
Photographing anything that has a sparkle or a shine to it is just extremely frustrating for me. Almost everything on this tag has a sheen to it, and I took MANY photos but never did come up with a picture that is a true representation, but eventually I had to move on.
The background on the tag was made following the Stamptember video tutorial from Tim Holtz. I blended Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and the new Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stains onto the tag. It’s always interesting to me that I spend so much time on a stunning background and then cover it all! I inked and distressed the edges of the tag.
I used Tim’s Falling Leaves stamps to randomly ink the background (using his technique of swiping for a faded look on some of them and then using a full-pressure stamping for a focal leaf). I also stamped one of the leaves with Fired Brick Distress Ink, on a separate card, and then embossed it with Ancient Gold Embossing Powder, cut it out and used dimensional tape to attach it. I stamped one leaf on the background with Fired Brick Distress Ink.
The Tattered Leaves were cut from Kraft Glassine, after it was inked with Red Pepper, Butterscotch, and Sunset Orange Alcohol Inks (with Gold Mixative). I crumpled the leaves after cutting them on the Vagabond.
I used some tissue tape across the bottom and then added dimension with Festive Greenery Decorative Strip. I added a bit of gold glitter. I inked the ribbon with all the same Distress Stains I used for the background.
For the final step of the project, I used the tag as the main element on my October page for my minibook of Monthly Scripture Verses, a challenge that I participate in, at Split Coast Stampers.
Did you notice something ironic? I decided to use some paper from Tim’s seasonal stash for the 6x6 background. After I had cut out the 6x6 piece, I noticed the relevance of the number 31. Of course, on the paper, it is intended to signify the October 31 “holiday.” But it just so happens that my verse for October, to go with the theme of the fall season, is the verse that says, “For everything there is a season.” The verse is found in Ecclesiastes. The reference? 3:1.
“For everything there is a season,
And a time for every purpose under heaven.”
I linked up this project at Paper Issues and am also participating in these challenges:
Split Coast Stampers Verse of the Month
Simon Says Stamp and Show Leaf-spiration Challenge
Anything But a Card Texture Challenge
Frilly and Funkie Fall Into Fall Challenge