Sunday, September 23, 2012

OWLS and Autumn Leaves Tag

Here's a tag I made to enter some cyber challenges. 

What I did and what I used: 

1) Manila tag spritzed with water and distressed with Ranger inks in Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey
2) Lindy's Stamp Gang's Japanese Maple/Oak Leaves: two smaller leaves stamped with Versa Mark and heat set
3) More ink distressing with Ranger Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord; rubbed to expose leaves
4) Stamped large oak leaf with Studio G orange ink--too pale: over stamped with Ranger Spiced Marmalade, giving a great shadow/halo effect
5) top right corner: over stamped small leaf with Sepia Archival Ink; colored in with Ranger Wild Honey distress marker
6) fussy cut owl from a Gecko Galz collage sheet and placed with foam dots on top of large leaf
7) added Fancy Pants Design Oct 31 photo corner
8) added lots of fibers from my stash along with a purple netting from Ocean Mist brussel sprouts.

Entering these challenges:

Frilly and FunkyFall into Fall until October 2

Case Study  Challenge 109:  I used the owl theme

All Sorts Challenge Week 173 inspired by a song: Autumn Leaves (and Hoot Owl Boogie)  My mom's favorite song was Autumn Leaves.  I can still hear her playing it on the piano.

Tag TuesdayOwls 

Recycle, Repurpose, and Reinvent: September Anything Goes:  my recylced brussel sprouts netting 

Gecko Galz Yahoo GroupEphemera Emporium Crafting Challenges: October Color Challenge to use black, orange and purple

20 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful tag and loving the placement of the fab owl. x

craftattack said...

Lovely tag with a very pretty owl! Valerie

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great tag... I really love the effect on the large maple leaf... it's like a brilliant backdrop for the owl. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie, Helene!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous colours and a great background. The owl looks fabulous in the foreground.
Hope you have had a good weekend Helene.
hugs {brenda} xox

Micupoftea~ said...

UNIQUE punched corner treatment...cool~

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a fun and colorful tag, adore the owl!
hugs Lynn

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is fabulous and I adore your owl!!!
XO
Cindy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a beautiful tag, great details. Love the owl in front of the leaf.

Terry said...

Owl so cool! Love this tag and what a gorgeous background!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

really great tag loving all the coloured fronds at the top

Thanks for being inspired by a song this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Starr said...

Wow! Helene this is amazing, what gorgeous color. I'm so glad that you are back!!!

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Sandi McLean said...

Ooh this is one pretty tag! Love the top, bottom and all else LOL

Debby said...

That owl stands beautifully off your background. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

Aimes said...

What a work of art!
Thanks for studying with us at CASE Study this week! :)
Hugs!
x

Anita Houston said...

Yummy coloration!!!! Love the background so much! That hooty is great too! Beautiful work! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

Beverly G said...

That little owl compliments your wonderful background to perfection and those fibers with the brussel sprout netting are a great final touch. Thanks for entering Recycle, Re-Purpose, and Re-Invent.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Helene, Beautiful tag, love all the fibers and that purple netting look great on your tag. Thank you for joining us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Gorgeous - an explosion of fall colors! Love the subtle stamping and embossing behind the owl. A perfect entry for the Fall into Fall challenge at Frilly and Funkie - thanks so much for playing with us!

Heather said...

LOVE your tag Helene! I love owls!! Great colors and Love the fibers!! Hugs!!
Heather

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