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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fall Tags

Today is the  Artistic Outpost  monthly blog hop.  The Design Team has a variety of wonderful projects on their blogs today.  Of course I took this as an opportunity to whip up a few more tags!

I had created a background using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tissue paper and leaf dies.  I covered the paper with a mix of yellow, orange and red glimmer mists.  I then spritzed the same colors on tissue paper.  After the tissue paper dried I die cut a series of leaves. 

I applied Decoupage medium to the misted background and laid a series of leaves across the surface.  I then coated the entire sheet with the decoupage medium again and added a sprinkling of crystal glitter.

After the background dried it sat on my desk waiting for the right opportunity to use the background.  I decided to cut it into three tags.  I then stamped the leaves from the Artistic Outpost Old Grist Mill and The Outpost with archival ink on the background.   I was originally going to put the together.  After I started stamping images I decided to create three different tags. 

The first tag I used the tissue paper to stamp the image form the Serenity plate using brown ink. I heat embossed the image with brown embossing powder.  I then attached it to the surface.  I stamped the birds form the Bluebird plate directly on the surface using StazOn brown ink.  I heat embossed the birds with brown embossing powder.  

My second tag used the bird from the Birds of Feather and the sentiment from the Quotes and Quotable plate. I added background text from the Birds of a Feather randomly stamped across the background.

For my final tag the image is from the Bluebird and the sentiment from the Old Grist Mill. 

Hop along for some fabulous inspiration from the design team:

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Oh, your tags are wonderful. Super fall colors and great contrast.

  2. what a great set of tags. Love the awesome colour scheme.

  3. beautiful background colours on all three tags and the stamps look fabulous - wonderful xx

  4. You never cease to amaze! Your bright colors and texture make my eyes happy. I just love the twinkle as well. A fabulous trio, although, the last one really catches my eye!

  5. It looks like you have had a lot of crafty fun playing with all sorts of techniques and products here, Sue! There is so much here that is fabulous that I don't even know where to begin so I will just stay sensational job - love all the rich colors and textures - brilliant design jobs on all of them!


  6. The first one and the second one are my favorites. Beautiful tags.

  7. Beautiful tags! I adore the fall colours:). Even if I'm in snow:/. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Beautiful Fall tags! I so love that bird and the nest you created! So much great texture and eye candy! Have a great day!

  9. Beautiful tags Sue! I love the colors and texture, fabulous way to showcase so many of the wonderful AO images! The added embellies under the bird are very creative!

  10. Greay tags with lovely sceneries and stunning colours

  11. What an absolutely fantastic selection of tags, the warm colours are really eye catching and I love how you die cut the leaves and added to the backdrop. All the images are very striking focal points and work so well stamped in black against the warm colour palette. Embellished perfectly too. Tracy x

  12. Great tags - love the colours.

  13. Beautiful background and I love all three tags! I have all of these sets so may have to lift your ideas!

  14. Glorious glowing autumn colours. I love the one with the little Bluebird boy, but I think the first one is my favourite - boy, could I do with some peace and serenity at the moment?! - and this tag serves it up beautifully.
    Alison x

  15. Your tags are so beautiful. So much to look at on each one.

  16. Gorgeous tags rich autumn colours great images and quotes used too



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