Hi friends! This week over at Just Us Girls it's word week. Maria chose the word Autumn...my favorite time of the year! I'm pretty sure it's Maria's as well!
This is my interpretation of Autumn...leaves. I started with the woodgrain stencil and brushed corduroy ink. Then I went to work on the tag. I stamped the leaf sprig on the tag with Versamark ink and embossed it with white powder. Then I took three distress inks and sponged them on, blending them together. I then die cut the leaf from watercolor paper. I worked on this leaf for a looooong time! I did it and re-did it four times before I settled on this one. I sponged green on the stem and towards the center of the leaf. Then I applied some orange and yellow inks. I then added some drops of water on it and heat set it. The veins were stamped with brown ink. The baker's twine, sequins, and sentiment finish it off.
I used this week's Tag You're It! challenge as my inspiration.
I'm also taking the Background Check Online Card Class and the sponging on the tag is a technique they talked about.
You can see more inspiration from the design team and our new guest, Karen Bourke, on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Leaf Prints (PTI), Paisley Prints (WPlus 9), First Aid Kit (Paper Smooches)
Paper: Recollections white, watercolor
Ink: Distress Inks: mustard seed, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, brushed corduroy, crushed olive; Memento rich cocoa; Versafine onyx black; Versamark
Accessories: Leaf Prints and Tag Sale #3 dies (PTI), woodgrain stencil (Tim Holtz), white embossing powder, baker's twine, sequins, dimensionals