Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Season of mellow fruitfulness

Well, as it's the first day of October tomorrow, Autumn's well and truly here. This reminded me of a project I made a while back for an Autumn issue of Craft Stamper. I particularly enjoyed it as it used real Autumn colours - yellows, oranges and browns.
Here's a view of it closed: and then open at just the first two tags:I sprayed the manila tags with some of the Adirondack ColorWash inks which are really intense, and then stamped them in a rich brown with some Invoke Arts ATC background stamps (Traditional ATC backgrounds)- lovely arch shapes. For the tags inside, I used Oxford Impressions Field Notes plate for the main images. (I buy both these makes of stamps from LB Crafts )The idea was to work from yellow, to orangey red to slightly decaying colours so that by the last two tags the pears are speckly and brown and the flower is losing its petals and looking ragged: Here's a couple of pictures of it standing up:
The word AUTUMN was stamped with See D's Ransom Alphabet and the Autumn quote was printed out on the computer using a font called Rubberstamp, which I thought was particularly apt! I added some hessian for texture.

Enjoy!

Helen

8 comments:

craftimamma said...

What a brilliant idea Helen and love the colours.
Lesley

Phree said...

How gorgeous, I love autumn colours.

CraftyC said...

Wow, what a stunning piece!!
Clairex

Linda Elbourne said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous sorry I cannot think of anything else to say ... Just Gorgeous!

Hazel said...

This is gorgeous- I love that quote, and I love Autumn, so obviously I love this! Great stamping, the architectural images look fab in the background.

InkyArtitude said...

Oh I remember this piece from the magazine Helen (it obviously made an impression), I loved it then and still do. It's beautiful.

Chris said...

I remember this, too. It's stunning. Gorgeous colours

Chris said...

I forgot to say, I've just picked up the new issue of CS and love your articles.