Friday, 1 October 2021

Autumn tag with leaves

Hello everyone, here we are in October and we have a new challenge over at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Autumnal colours and/or Halloween the lovely Corrie will be your hostess.

My first project is a tag which has an older "brother" one of my earlier tags

Here is my tutorial.

I cut out a tag from 300 gsm watercolour paper and painted with Bundled Sage Distress paint. When it was dry, I tapped  watered Rustic Wilderness paint to the surface with a paper towel. 

I coloured the leaves with original Distress inks and Oxide inks as well. The light yellow was coloured with mostly Squeezed Lemonade and a little Mustard Seed and also a little Vintage Photo. The darker yellow was coloured with mostly Mustard Seed and in the end I added original Distress ink because this way it became darker. The red was coloured with Candide Apple DOX ink and Aged Mahogany (just a tiny) and Barn Door original inks. Sorry there's no photo about the process.

Then I spattered the tag and the leaves with gold paint. I also coloured gold an ear of wheat - although I don't really know what that thing exactly :-) 

As a background of the text, I used cork sheet and fasten the piece with long fasteners.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die Alphanumeric 3/4" Tall

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die Tag&Bookplates

Sizzix Bigz die Layered Leaf

Sizzix Thinlits die Fall Foliage

Ranger Distress paints (Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness)

Ranger Distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany)

Ranger Distress Oxide inks (Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo)

Idea-Ology long fasteners

Idea-Ology Seasonal Chitchat sticker book

gold paint


If you have a project with Autumn colours please don't hesitate to join our October challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.


  1. What a gorgeous tag! The autumnal coloured leaves look amazing against that green background - love it 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy October! Hugs Jo x

  2. This is so pretty Monika, and such beautiful colours! Take care and have a very happy October, Sue xx

  3. Beautiful tag Monika! Have a lovely October! Corrie x

  4. Such a gorgeous tag Monika, the colours are awesome. Happy October xx

  5. Lovely tag Monika! You reminded me I have some cork sheet somewhere! Too late for the Autumn theme but... x

  6. Beautiful tag, Monika! The leaves are perfectly coloured and I love that cork detail under the word FALL.
    Have a wonderful October!
    Evelyn xxx


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