Sunday, 1 October 2017

Autumnal tag with leaves

Hello everybody, here we are again with a new challenge over at Country View Challenges because it's already October! Our new challenge theme is Mixed media with autumnal hues and it's my lovely teamie, Rachel is the hostess this month.

So, for this challenge I created an autumn tag:

Now, let me share with you the details...

First of all, I cut out a tag with Sizzix Framelits die, Tag collection by Tim Holtz (658784) from a mixed media paper (Canson XL Mix Media 300g). 

Then I inked it with four Ranger Distress colours: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Walnut Stain. The Walnut Stain went only to the edges.

The next step was to spritz with water.

I cut out the leaves with Sizzix Bigz Die, Layered Leaf by Tim Holtz then I embossed them and painted with DecoArt Americana acrylic paints: Burgundy Wine, Toffy Cream (I'm sorry I don't remember the colour of the third one as I made it a long time ago.)

When they were dry, I inked the embossed parts and the edges with Ranger Archival Coffee ink. To give them a little shine and protection I put a layer of Schmincke acrylic medium.

I cut out the word October with Sizzix Thinlis die, Calendar Words Blocks by Tim Holtz (661178) from cork sheet (Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces). 

I put 4 tiny brads to the corners - Tim Holtz mini fasteners (TH92790).

I adhered all the elements to the tag, then spritzed with Vintage Photo Spray Stain

I inked a piece of crinkle ribbon with the same ink.

And as a final touch I put 2 stickers from Tim Holtz Seasonal Chitchat book

I hope you like it! And if you have any mixed media project, please don't forget to join our October challenge where a lucky winner can win a £ 20 voucher!


  1. I love it Monika!! Master Tim would be proud... you've used his designs to their best effect in this Autumnal tag. xx

  2. Absolutely beautiful tag Monika and a great tutorial too - love the colours - those leaves look real! Hugs rachel x

  3. This is beautiful Monika, such gorgeous leaves xx

  4. Beautiful tag Monika - fabulous!

  5. This is gorgeous Monika, so much texture xx

  6. Love the leaves in different colours and wonderful subtle speckles.
    Alison x

  7. Your tag is beautiful! I love the leaves you created and the way you used the embossing to add that lovely texture. Thanks for sharing and the fabulous inspiration 😁. Wishing you a Happy October! J 😊

  8. Gorgeous autumnal colours and such a great layout. Love the attention to detail with the archival coffee ink. Great inspiration, thank you x

  9. This is so so beautiful! I love how you used craft paint. I need to do that more. Such gorgeous colors. Hugs, Autumn

  10. Liebe Monika, dein tag ist wundervoll!
    I love the colors and the corc sheet, the word looks like it was burned!
    Liebe Grüße

  11. Love the simplicity and it is just perfect! Xx


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