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Friday, 28 September 2012

Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Fall into Fall

Hello my lovely blog friends

I have not been creating much lately as some of you will know but when I saw what the amazing Marjie Kemper and Anita Houston created for the Frilly and Funky Challenge, Fall into Fall, hosted by the lovely Linda Coughlin of the Funkie Junkie, I felt inspired to create something for the challenge.

The theme this week at Emergency Crafters Challenge blog is Autumn Leaves and I would like to enter that challenge too.

Fall (Autumn) is my most favourite time of the year and I still remember fondly, when growing up in Canada, how lovely it was when the leaves turned to red and gold and various shades in between.  But that's another story......

The Challenge is to create something fall-like, using fall colours.  The very first die I ever bought, some years ago was a Maple Leaf, cut and emboss die and after much searching I found it again.  This is my quite simple creation:


I used corrugated card to create the tag and lightly covered it with Rusty Hinge and Barn Door Distress Inks.  I then embossed randomly all around the edges with Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals in Lava Black (it is quite vintage red in real life and not purple as it shows in  my photo).  I added some bits into the crevices of the corrugated card to add some texture and heated from the back.

The maple leaves were cut from Core-dinations cardstock (orange, red and brown), scrunched up and then distressed with Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo DIs.  The oak leaves and acorns are from a Creative Expressions stamp set, which I stamped and cut from orange card and scrunched, again coloured with Vintage Photo DI.  The sentiment is computer generated, (Autumn is the crowning glory of the year) cut up and edged with Frayed Burlap DI. 

I added a pearl from Tim's Idea-ology range and a maple leaf charm, from my stash, coloured with red pepper alcohol ink.  The ribbon is vintage seam binding dyed with Rusty Hinge DI.  Finally I added a vintage button to the centre of the leaves and tied through some of Tim's Idea-ology paper string (love that stuff!).

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a message, I love to read them all and will always do my best to return the compliment.  Take care all.  Crafty hugs, Anne xx

30 comments:

  1. ...gorgeous work Anne...loVe the rich colours of your leaves, their texture is so life-like, a super tag capturing the fall beautifully...Melx :)
    Thank you for all your kind words on my blog, I hope your feeling brighter sending big loVe your way...X

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  2. Gorgeous fall tag Anne. I love the colours and the die. Beautifully pieced together. Hugs Annie x

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  3. Gorgeous tag Anne. This is my favourite season, the words are so true, I just love those colours.
    hugs Alexandra x

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  4. Good to see you well enough to create, Annie, and boy is it ever a beauty! The little details are so expertly put together and that button is the crowning glory of your tag!!

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  5. Oh my word, This is stunning anne. I LIVE those Autumn colours with such wonderful leaves and gorgeous textures

    hugs Sue

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  6. Super tag Anne, I just love the Autumn colours, and your leaves look so real.
    It's my favourite time of the year too, the words on your tag are so true.
    Have a great weekend, it's so nice to see you're feeling better. And thank you for visiting my blog, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. Take care xxx

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  7. What a gorgeous tag Anne,love the leaves and fabulous colours.xxx

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  8. You have definitely met the challenge, Anne. A beautiful autumnal tag.

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  9. beautiful work Anne - the colours are delicious and its so good to see your maple leaf on there - and your quote is gorgeous xx Have a fabby Friday! Hugs Rachel xx

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  10. Beautiful tag Anne. You can tell project one is close to your heart and you have executed it with so much attention to detail. Love the UTEE on the cardboard and your mix of stamped and embossed maple leaves. Have to agree wholeheartedly that Anita and Marjie's tags were astoundingly inspirational. Wishing you good luck with the challenge and sending crafty hugs, Buttons x

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  11. This is so lovely Anne. I think your colours work perfectly and the texture is gorgeous. A perfect 'fall' tag in my book. Still working on some leaves for mine!! I never get it done quickly!
    Hope you are feeling better.
    Juliaxx

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  12. This is gorgeous Anne, I really love it, those rich Autumn colours are beautiful. Michelle x

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  13. What gorgeous treatment of the cardboard... love that random look that seems so natural, just like fall itself. Thanks for the shout-out, too, Anne. Always so glad to have you join us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  14. Hi Anne,

    Thanks for popping over and leaving a comment on my knitting. I have a very easy pattern for fingerless gloves and I had planned to have several pairs for the craft fair but so far I haven't made any. They are knitted in the round and I need to learn a method in which you use a long circular needle for them (can't remember what it is called).

    Your tag is very nice and festive. The aspens are changing colors here. I'm driving to Colorado next week so I'm hoping I'll have some great photo ops.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  15. I love your maple leaves, Anne - and the corrugated background glows with rich autumnal colour... it may be simple, but it's glorious!
    Alison x

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  16. Gorgeous colours Anne. I think Autumn is a favourite season for many, me included. The colours are just wonderful :0) x

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  17. Hi Anne, this is just beautiful! I love the leaves & I too just adore autumn colours! Hope you are feeling better, Carole Z xx

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  18. Gorgeous tag Anne, Love that corrugated background & the autumn colours are divine.. Beautiful maple leaves.. Love it all!!
    I hope you are still doing ok! take care Hugs May x x x

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  19. First, thanks for the shout out!!!
    Second, I've seen some of trees on the Eastern portion of Canada...GORGEOUS!!!
    Third, you are brilliant to emboss the edges only!!! This totally transformed the look, and gives it a metal metallicy texture! I LOVE IT!!! I would never have thought to do this, and will borrow this technique from you! Absolutely stunning work!!! I'm pinning this one! Oh yeah....thank you for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight...that's the fourth!!!!

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  20. Beautiful tag Anne, love the Maple leaves and the cardboard. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  21. wow, this is gorgeous... fabulous tag!

    enjoy *~*

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  22. Gorgeous tag Anne - love those colors. I am ready to fall into fall!! Very well done I must say!
    Sandy

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  23. Anne this tag is gorgeous the colours are perfect and really 'sing' autumn. I love the use of corrugated card with that cosmic shimmer embossing. Good luck with the challenge and many thanks for your lovely and inspiring comments x

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  24. Love this tag Anne and especially the corrugated card (really ought to make more use of mine). I e-mailed Tim Holtz about the Fall seasonal distress and he said he was working on re-releasing it next month - oh that is tomorrow - BJ on the lookout. Thanks for your comment on my AB pop-up too.

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  25. Beautiful as always, and good to see you crafting, I hope the recovery is going well?
    I hope you don't mind but I nominated you for a child's shoe blog award. details are on my blog. xx

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  26. Love your tag! I know what you mean about seeing others creativty sparking something inside that makes us excited to create! You are such an inspiration yourself! xo's Pam

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  27. Those leaves are so vibrant and looks like real!
    Lovely tag, Redanne.

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  28. The richness of your colour is lovely on today's tag Anne. Your leaves look touchable and doesn't the corrugated card take colour beautifully?

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  29. Hi Anne. Love your autumnal tag! The corrugated paper for a background looks fantastic! Your autumn leaves are also love and that sentiment...boy, isn't it the truth? Thanks so much for your very lovely comment you left on my blog!!! <3 Candy

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  30. Hi Anne,

    Such a lovely tag! Love the colours, reminds me how much I love this time of year!
    Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters.
    x

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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